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Dr Sean Bellairs is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Engineering, IT and Environment, specialising in plant science research and teaching. His research areas focus on restoration of native vegetation on mine sites and other disturbed lands, ecosystem development, seed biology, development of success criteria for ecological restoration and commercial use of native plants. This includes commercialisation of native Australian rice. Sean Bellairs holds a PhD in Ecological Restoration and recently won an award from the Extractive Industry Association of the NT. Publications include a review of tropical seed biology and a textbook chapter on restoration of tropical savanna.

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Research Output 1990 2019

Open Access
Andropogon gayanus
herbicide
herbicides
grass
grasses

Seed set in Sorghum stipoideum, and not fire, determines the timing of breeding by Gouldian finches (Erythrura gouldiae)

Weier, A., Radford, I. J., Bellairs, S. M. & Lawes, M. J., Feb 2019, In : Austral Ecology. 44, 1, p. 151-162 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
seed set
sorghum
Sorghum (Poaceae)
breeding
seed

Development of Success Criteria for Reestablishment of Native Flora Habitats on Coal Mine Rehabilitation Areas in Australia

Bellairs, S. M., 4 May 2018, Remediation and Management of Degraded Lands. New York: Routledge, p. 13-24 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper published in ProceedingsResearchpeer-review

coal mine
flora
ecosystem
vegetation
habitat
57 Downloads (Pure)

Seed germination of coastal monsoon vine forest species in the Northern Territory, Australia, and contrasts with evergreen rainforest

Thusithana, V., Bellairs, S. M. & Bach, C. S., Jun 2018, In : Australian Journal of Botany. 66, 3, p. 218-229 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Northern Territory
vine
rainforest
vines
rain forests

Vegetation recruitment in different aged rehabilitated patches in monsoonal vine forest in the Northern Territory, Australia

Thusithana, V., Bellairs, S. M. & Bach, C. S., 2018, Proceedings of Restore, Regenerate, Revegetate: A Conference on Restoring Ecological Processes, Ecosystems and Landscapes in a Changing World. Armidale, Australia: School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, p. 79-80 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper published in ProceedingsResearchpeer-review

Open Access
vine
climax
pioneer species
vegetation
seedling