Dr Tricia Wevill



Lecturer in Environmental Sciences


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Life & Env. Sciences


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Graduate Certificate of Higher Ed. Learning & Teaching, Deakin University, 2016
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2009


+61 3 924 46439


My research interests include the study of vegetation dynamics at both fine-scale and landscape levels, in response to altered environmental and disturbance regimes.  I am particularly interested in how ecological theory can be used to understand community development and the application of this knowledge to land management.  Recent research has focused on the restoration of degraded landscapes, understanding plant community responses to changed disturbance regimes through the study of soil seed banks, and recruitment requirements in semi-arid systems.

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Biography summary

Since completing my PhD in 2009,  I have worked with environmental consultants, with industry partners in research and in tertiary education.

Research interests

Plant Ecology

Restoration Ecology


Monash University
Federation University
Ecological Society of Australia
International Association of Vegetation Scientists
Australian Science Communicators

Units taught

SLE101 - Techniques in Environmental  Science

SLE103  - Ecology  and the Environment

Knowledge areas

Plant Ecology


Environmental Science



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How fire interacts with habitat loss and fragmentation

Don Driscoll, Dolors Armenteras, Andrew Bennett, Lluís Brotons, Michael Clarke, T Doherty, Angie Haslem, Luke Kelly, Chloe Sato, Holly Sitters, Núria Aquilué, Kristian Bell, Maria Chadid, Andrea Duane, María Meza‐Elizalde, Katherine Giljohann, Tania González, Ravi Jambhekar, Juliana Lazzari, Alejandra Morán‐Ordóñez, Tricia Wevill

(2021), pp. 1-23, Biological Reviews, London, Eng., C1

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A critique of 'countryside biogeography' as a guide to research in human-dominated landscapes

Don Driscoll, Sara Balouch, Thomas Burns, Tim Garvey, Tricia Wevill, Kaori Yokochi, Tim Doherty

(2019), Vol. 46, pp. 2850-2859, Journal of biogeography, London, Eng., C1

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Peer-pairing sessional staff in a large first year science unit as a form of supportive academic development

T Wevill, J Savage

(2019), Vol. 17, pp. 1-18, Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, Wollongong, N.S.W., C1

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The effect of prescribed burning on plant rarity in a temperate forest

J Patykowski, G Holland, M Dell, T Wevill, K Callister, A Bennett, M Gibson

(2018), Vol. 8, pp. 1714-1725, Ecology and evolution, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Rarity and nutrient acquisition relationships before and after prescribed burning in an Australian box-ironbark forest

John Patykowski, Matt Dell, Tricia Wevill, Maria Gibson

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 1-13, AoB plants, Oxford, Eng., C1

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An assessment of riparian restoration outcomes in two rural catchments in south-western Victoria: Focusing on tree and shrub species richness, structure and recruitment characteristics

T Wevill, S Florentine

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 133-139, Ecological Management & Restoration, London, Eng., C1-1

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Plant traits that enhance pollutant removal from stormwater in biofiltration systems

J Read, T Fletcher, T Wevill, A Deletic

(2010), Vol. 12, pp. 34-53, International journal of phytoremediation, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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Fine-scale patterns in the distribution of semi-arid tree species at Wyperfeld National Park, southeastern Australia - the potential roles of resource gradients vs disturbance

T Wevill, J Read

(2010), Vol. 74, pp. 482-490, Journal of arid environments, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Variation among plant species in pollutant removal from stormwater in biofiltration systems

J Read, T Wevill, T Fletcher, A Deletic

(2008), Vol. 42, pp. 893-902, Water research, London, Eng., C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


Principal Supervisor

John Wallace Patykowski

Thesis entitled: The effect of disturbance on plant rarity and ecosystem function

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences