Grant Support

    • Land & Water Australia Innovation Project Grant ‘`The recent Western Victorian drought and its impact: without precedent?’ 2008-2011 ($469,000). With Peter Gell (University of Ballarat) and Paul Leahy (EPA)  
    • Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) grant ‘Australian Membership of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program’ 2008-2013 ($1,200,000). With 22 other Chief Investigators.   ARC LIEF grant ‘The Australasian Pollen Atlas’ 2008-2009 ($100,000). With 7 other Chief Investigators.  
    • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering grant ‘Resolving chronological problems with the key late Quaternary palaeoenvironmental record of Lake Wangoom, south-eastern Australia’ 2008 ($4718)
    • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering grant ‘The value of plant macrofossils for environmental reconstruction and conservation in western Victoria’ 2007 ($4718)
    • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering grant ‘High resolution palaeoecological records of environmental changes in western Victoria through the last 30,000 years’ 2006 ($5392)
    • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering grant ‘The history of vegetation-fire-soil-climate relationships in the wet forests of the southern highlands of Victoria’ 2005 ($8148)
    • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering grant ‘Environmental change and intensification of human occupation: Mt Eccles lava flow’ 2005 ($6402)
    • ARC Discovery grant ‘Climate, vegetation and fire in the Australian Palaeomonsoon: An investigation using palaeodata synthesis, contemporary observations and model experiments’ 2005-2007 ($291,268). With Manda Lynch and Nigel Tapper.  
    • ARC LIEF grant ‘14CHRONIS (Chronologies from High-ResolutiON Organic Separations): a centre for radiocarbon dating of compounds for the environmental and archaeological sciences’ 2005 ($267,767) With 12 other Chief Investigators.
    •   ARC LIEF grant ‘A new-generation gas-source radiocarbon system for integrated environmental and archaeological research’ 2005 ($854, 354). With 12 other Chief Investigators.  
    • ARC Linkage grant ‘Analysis and interpretation of the cultural and environmental landscape of the nationally significant Mt Eccles lava flow: a GIS approach’ 2004-2007 ($240,000). With Heather Builth.
    • ARC Discovery grant ‘Drought, El Niño and Climate Change in Queensland over the last 200,000 years: the Lynch’s Crater lake record’ 2004-2006 ($250,000). With Raphael Wust (James Cook University) and Bill Anderson (Florida International University)
    • ARC Research Network grant ‘The ARC Earth System Network’ 2004/5-2008/9 ($2,400,000). With 50 other researchers.
    • ARC Research Network grant :The Environmental Futures Network’ 2004.5-2008/9 ($1,800,000). With 50 other researchers.
    • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering grant ‘The temporal and spatial dynamics of tall open forest’ 2004 ($6764)
    • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering grant ‘Dating a multiproxy record of environmental and human history from the Mt. Eccles lava flow, southwestern Victoria 2004 ($7936)
    • International Quaternary Association (INQUA) grant ‘Land-Ocean Correlation of Long Records from the Southern Hemisphere on Orbital and Suborbital Timescales’ 2004-5. ($5000)
    • Monash Faculty of Arts Completion grant ‘Optically-Stimulated Luminesence dating of key palaeoenvironmental records’ 2004. ($9500)
    • National Geographic ‘Fires, El Nino and Humans in the Australian Tropics’ 2003 ($40,000). With Chris Turney (Queen’s University, Belfast).
    • ARC Linkage grant ‘Sustainable development in southwestern Victoria: construction of a baseline palaeoecological record for assessment of past and future human-environment interactions’ 2003-2006 ($100,000). With Heather Builth.
    • Large ARC grant ‘Scales of change in the Quaternary of eastern Australia’ 2001-2003 ($218,500). With Bert Roberts (University of Wollongong).
    • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering grant ‘The Pleistocene-Holocene transition at Lynch’s Crater, northeast Queensland’ 2002 ($2727)
    • Monash University Research Fund (MURF) (New Research Area) ‘Savanna dynamics: climate, vegetation and fire’ 2002 ($140,000). With Jason Beringer and Nigel Tapper.
    • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering grant ‘Dating of high resolution palaeoenvironmental records from billabong sediments in southeastern Australia’ 2002 ($3492)
    • Large ARC grant ‘Reconstructing Australian environments of the Last Glacial cycle: A quantitative modelling program’ 2001 – 2003  ($235,000). With Ian Simmonds and Tom McMahon (University of Melbourne)
    • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering grant ‘A high resolution, multiproxy study of pre- and post- European settlement periods in the Yarra River Catchment Victoria’ 2001 ($6765)
    • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering grant ‘AMS radiocarbon dating of a high resolution record of the last glacial period from Caledonia Fen, Eastern Highlands of Victoria’ 2001($5360)
    • Large ARC grant ‘Environmental change and variability in the Martime Continent region’ 2000-2002 ($288,000) With Nigel Tapper, Simon Haberle and Sander van der Kaars.
    • ARC RIEF grant ‘Accelerator facility for environment, archaeology and heritage, biology and materials science’ 2000 ($1,000,000). With the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and 20 other Chief Investigators.
    • Strategic Monash University Research Fund grant (SMURF 1) ‘Environmental change, prediction and management’ 2000. ($140,000)
    • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering grant ‘The Pleistocene/Holocene boundary in Victoria’ 2000 ($5700)