Dr David Tierney is a Senior Scientist in Science Division of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and associate research fellow. Current research spans impacts of fire on plant fitness, vegetation mapping, diversity and spatial patterns. David has more than 20 years’ experience as an ecologist.

David has held both research and management positions spanning the university sector, private consulting and government.  This has included research in plant reproductive ecology, evolution, community structuring and also some faunal research projects. David has a broad interest in ecological processes including fire regimes, eco-hydrology, fragmentation and habitat and climate alteration.

Recent Publications

Tierney D.A., Powell M.J. and Eriksson C.E. 2017. Vegetation Mapping, Oxford

Bibliographies – (May 2017). DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199830060-0176.

Ling J., Powell M., Hodgins G., Tierney D. and Hughes M. 2017. Where are the wetlands in NSW? A new semi-automated method for mapping wetlands. Australian Wetlands 2017: 11 - 12. 

Tierney D.A. and Wardle G.M. 2008 The relative fitness of parental and hybrid Kunzea (Myrtaceae): the interaction of reproductive traits and ecological selection. American Journal of Botany 95: 146-155.

Tierney D.A. 2006 The effect of fire-related germination cues on the germination of a declining forest understorey species. Australian Journal of Botany 54: 297-303.  

Tierney D.A. and Wardle G.M. 2005 Differential seed ecology in the shrubs Kunzea rupestris, Kunzea capitata and associated hybrids: the function of thin-walled fruit in a fire-prone vegetation. Australian Journal of Botany 53: 313-21.

Tierney D.A. 2004. Towards an understanding of population change for the long-lived resprouting tree Angophora inopina (Myrtaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 52: 1-8.

Tierney D.A. and Morris A.K. 2002. A test of monitoring methodology for the conservation management of birds. Pacific Conservation Biology 8:52-61.

Tierney D.A. and Gross C.L. 2001. Prostanthera junonis Conn (LAMIACEAE): is recovery possible? Pacific Conservation Biology 7:118-123.