Peter Vesk (he/him)

Peter Vesk (he/him)


University of Melbourne

Peter is a quantitative ecologist who integrates fundamental and applied research, working mainly with plants. A clear challenge in plant ecology is how to generalise understanding, how to move beyond treating every study and every species as a special case.

Research in Peter’s group mainly falls in two fields: (a) the analysis of plant functional traits and types and their generality; (b) predicting, planning and measuring the outcomes of vegetation conservation, management and landscape restoration. Most of the work includes developing and applying conceptual and quantitative ecological models appropriate to the problem at hand.

  • Plants and Vegetation
  • Functional Traits
  • Ecological Modelling, mainly statistical
  • Eucalypt Tree Ecology
  • Vegetation Management and Conservation