The staff in the EAS group have a strong interest in understanding the historical / former distribution of species and plant communities across the landscape. An appreciation of these former distributions greatly enhances insights into the ecological processes that were responsible for the patterns of vegetation. Many of these factors are still relevant to the current distribution of vegetation, but are also important in understanding the prospects for ecological restoration / revegetation efforts.
There is considerable body of work awaiting publication, however there are several publications relevant to this research area including:
Sinclair SJ, White MD, Medley J, Smith E, Newell GR (2012). Mapping the past: Constructing a digital land-use history map for Victoria, Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria.