Registered to supervise postgraduate research

1990 …2018
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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 2018

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

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

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., 14 Oct 2018, In : Austral Ecology. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

seed set
sorghum
Sorghum (Poaceae)
breeding
seed

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

Density-dependent reproduction and pollen limitation in an invasive milkweed, Calotropis procera (Ait.) R. Br. (Apocynaceae)

Menge, E. O., Greenfield, M. L., Mcconchie, C. A., Bellairs, S. M. & Lawes, M. J., Feb 2017, In : Austral Ecology. 42, 1, p. 61-71 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Calotropis procera
pollen limitation
Apocynaceae
pollinating insects
pollinator