Registered to supervise postgraduate research

1990 …2019

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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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  • 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 journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 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. 13-22 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper published in Proceedings

  • Open Access
  • 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 journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Assessing the invasiveness of Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T. Aiton in northern Australia

    Author: Menge, E. O., Feb 2017

    Supervisor: Bellairs, S. M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU


    Erosion control using soil surface treatments and native grasses at Craig Creek, Northern Territory

    Author: Calnan, T., 2006

    Supervisor: Mcguinness, K. (Supervisor), Bellairs, S. (Supervisor) & Setterfield, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Masters by Research - CDU


    Vegetation development in gold mine rehabilitation in relation to cattle grazing in the Northern Territory, Australia

    Author: Warintan Saragih, E., 2017

    Supervisor: Bellairs, S. M. (Supervisor) & Wurm, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU