Australian Institute of Alpine Studies

Geoff Hope



Australian National University



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Archaeology and Natural History, CAP, Building 9, Australian National University, Acton ACT 2601, Australia, Tel: 0458632326

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Peterson, lA and G.S. Hope, 1972. A lower limit and maximum age for the last major advance of the Carstensz glaciers, West Irian. Nature Lond. 240, 36-37.

Galloway, RW., G.S. Hope, E. Loffler and J.A Peterson, 1973. Late Quaternary glaciation and periglacial phenomena in Australia and New Guinea, pp.125-138. In Palaeoecology of Africa and Antarctica, vol.8.Ed. E.M. van Zinderen Bakker, Cape Town, Balkema.

Hope, G.S., J.A Peterson and R. Mitton, 1973. Recession of the minor ice fields of Irian Jaya. Z. Glestcherkunde and Glazialgeologie IX, 73-87.

Hope, G.S. and J.A Peterson, 1975. Glaciation and vegetation in the high New Guinea mountains. Bull. Roy. Soc.New Zealand 13, 153-162.

Schodde, R, J. van Tets, C.R Champion and G.S. Hope, 1975. Birds of the Carstensz Glaciers. Emu 75, 65-72.

Hope, G.S., 1976. The vegetational history of Mt Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea. J.Ecol. 64, 627-664.

Bowler, J., G.S. Hope, J.N. Jennings, G. Singh and D. Walker, 1976. Late Quaternary climates of Australia and New Guinea. Quaternary Research 6, 359-394.

Hope, J.H. and Hope, G.S. 1976. Palaeoenvironments for man in New Guinea. Pp. 29-53 in R. L. Kirk and A Thome (eds) The Origins of the Australians, Canberra, Inst. Aboriginal Studies.

Hope, G.S., J.A. Peterson, U. Radok and I. Allison (eds.). 1976. The Equatorial Glaciers of New Guinea. Rotterdam. A.A. Balkema.

Hope, G.S., 1977. Observations on the history of human useage of subalpine areas near Mt Jaya. Irian 6(2), 41-72.

Hope, G.S., 1980. New Guinea mountain vegetation communities. Pp.111-222 in P. van Royen (ed) Alpine Flora of New Guinea Cramer Verlag, Vaduz.

Hope, G.S., 1980. Historical influences on the New Guinea flora. Pp. 223-248 in P. van Royen (ed) Alpine Flora of New Guinea Cramer Verlag.

Hope, G.S. 1980. Tropical mountain forest in retrospect and prospect. Pp.153-169 in J.N. Jennings & G. Linge (eds) Of Time and Place. ANU. Press.

Walker, D. & G.S. Hope 1982. Late Quaternary vegetation history. Pp. 263-287 in J.L. Gressitt (ed) Biogeography and Ecology of New Guinea. Junk.

Hope, G.S. & W. Southern 1984. Organic deposits of the Southern Tablelands Region, New South Wales. NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Sydney. 158pp.

Macphail, M.K. & Hope G.S. 1985. Late Holocene mire development in montane southeastern Australia: a sensitive climatic indicator. Search 15, 344-348.

Kilmaskossu, M. St. E. and Hope, G.S. 1985. A mountain research program for Indonesia. Mountain Res. Development. 5, 339-348.

Hope, G.S. 1986. Development of present day biotic distributions in the New Guinea mountains. Pp. 129-145 in B. Barlow (ed.) Flora and Fauna of Alpine Australasia. CSIRO, Melbourne; E. J. Brill, Leiden.

Gibson, N. and Hope, G.S. 1986. On the origin and evolution of Australasian alpine cushion plants. Pp. 62-81 in B. Barlow (ed.) Flora and Fauna of Alpine Australasia. CSIRO, Melbourne.

Hope, G.S. 1989. Climatic implications of timberline changes in Australasia from 30,000 BP to present, Pp 91-99 in T. Donnelly and R Wasson CLIMANZ 3. C.S.I.R.O., Div. Water Resources, Canberra.

Hope, G.S., Flannery, T.P. and Boeardi. 1993. A preliminary report of changing Quaternary mammal faunas in subalpine New Guinea. Quaternary Research 40, 117-126.

Thomas I. and Hope, G.S. 1994. An example of Holocene vegetation stability from Camerons Lagoon, a near treeline site on the Central Plateau, Tasmania. Aust. J. Ecol. 19, 150-158.

Hope G.S. 1994. Quaternary Vegetation. In R. Hill (Ed.) History of Australian Vegetation. Cretaceous to Recent. pp 368-389. Cambridge: CU.P.

McGlone,M., Hope, G.S., Chappell J.M.A and Barrett P. 1996. Past Climatic Change in Oceania and Antarctica. In J. Bouma, G. 1. Pearman and M. R. Manning (eds.) Greenhouse: Coping with Climate Change. pp 81-99. Melbourne, CSIRO.

Argue, D., Hope, G.S., and Saunders, P. 2001. Digging Stick site, Namadgi National Park, ACT. Australian Archaeology 53, 41-42.

Peterson, J. A, Hope, G. S., Prentice, M. and Hantoro, 2002. W. Mountain environments in New Guinea and the late Glacial Maximum "warm seas/cold mountains" enigma in the West Pacific Warm Pool region. Pp 173-187 in P. Kershaw, B. David, N. Tapper, D. Penny and J. Brown (eds.), Bridging Wallace's Line. Advances in GeoEcology 34. Reiskirchen, Catena Verlag.

Hope G. 2003. The mountain mires of southern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory: their history and future. Pp 67-79 in J. Mackay and Associates (eds). Proceedings of an International Year of the Mountains Conference, Jindabyne Nov 25-28, 2002. Australian Alps Liason Committee, Canberra.

Whinam, J., Hope, G.S., Adam, P., Clarkson B., Alspach, P., and Buxton, R 2003. Sphagnum peatlands of Australasia: the resource, its utilisation and management. Wetlands Ecology and Management 11, 37-49.

Hope, G.S., Hnatiuk, R and Smith J.B. 2003. Asia y Oceania: Los Ecosistemas Alpinos De Nueva Guinea Y El Sudeste De Asia (The alpine ecosystems of New Guinea and Southeast Asia). Pp 245-253 in R Hofstede, P. Segarra and P.M. Vasconez (eds.) Los Paramos del Mundo IUCN/EcoCiencia, Quito.

Hope, G.S. 2004. Glaciation of Malaysia and Indonesia, excluding New Guinea. Pp 211-214 in J. Ehlers and P.L. Gibbard (eds). Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology, Part III: South America, Asia, Africa, Australasia, Antarctica. Developments in Ouaternarv Science, VoL 2c. Amsterdam, Elsevier.

Prentice, M.L., Hope, G. S., Peterson J.A and Fink, D. in press. Glacier snowlines during the last major glaciation In western New Guinea. Quaternary International Accepted Feb 2005.

Whinam, J. and Hope, G.S. (eds.). The Peatlands of the Australasian region. In G.M. Steiner, (ed.), Moorbuch. Museum of Upper Austria, Linz. Accepted July 2004.

Prentice, M.L., Hope, G.S., Maryunani, K. and Peterson J.A. 2005. An evaluation of snowline data across New Guinea during the last major glaciation, and area-based glacier snowlines in the Mt. Jaya region of Papua, Indonesia, during the Last Glacial Maximum. Quaternary International 138-139, 93–117.

Hope, G., Whinam, J. and Good, R. 2005. Methods and preliminary results of post-fire experimental trials of restoration techniques in the peatlands of Namadgi (ACT) and Kosciuszko National Parks (NSW). Ecological Management and Restoration 6, 215-218.

Whinam, J. and Hope, G.S. (eds.). 2005. The peatlands of the Australasian region. Pp. 397-434 in G.M. Steiner, (ed.), Moore - von Sibirien bis Feuerland - Mires - from Siberia to Tierra del Fuego. Biologiezentrum der Oberoesterreichischen Landesmuseen Neue Serie 35, Linz.

Hope G.S. and Haberle S.G. 2005. The history of the human landscapes of New Guinea. Pp 541-554 in Andrew Pawley, Robert Attenborough, Jack Golson and Robin Hide (eds.) Papuan pasts: Cultural, linguistic and biological histories of Papuan-speaking peoples Publn. 572 Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies The Australian National University, Canberra.

Fairbairn, A., Hope G. and Summerhayes, G. 2006. Pleistocene occupation of New Guinea’s highland and subalpine environments. In Archaeology at Altitude, World Archaeology 38, 371–386

Hope, G.S., 2006. Histories of wetlands in the Australian Capital Territory and the bog recovery program. Pp 129-144 in K. McCue, S. Lenz and S. Freidrich (eds.), Caring for Namadgi Science and People.Proceedings of the NPA ACT Symposium Canberra May 2006. Canberra, National Parks Association ACT.

Donders, T.H., Haberle, S.G., Hope, G.S., Wagner, F. and Visscher, H. 2007. Transition of the eastern Australian climate system from the post-glacial to the present day ENSO mode. Quaternary Science Reviews. 26, 1621-1637.

Hope, G.S. 2007. Palaeoecology and palaeoenvironments of Papua. Pp 255-266 in A. J. Marshall and B. M. Beehler, (Eds.), The Ecology of Papua. Singapore, Periplus Editions.

Prentice, M. and Hope, G.S. 2007. Climate of Papua Pp 177-195 in A. J. Marshall and B. M. Beehler, (Eds.), The Ecology of Papua. Singapore, Periplus Editions.

Hope, G.S. 2007. Montane and alpine peatlands of New Guinea. Pp. 51-58 in eds. J. O. Rieley, C.J. Banks and B. Rajagukguk, Proceedings of The International Symposium and Workshop on Tropical Peatland, Yogyakarta, 27-29 August 2007, EU CARBOPEAT and RESTORPEAT Partnership, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia and University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

Hope, G.S. and Clark, R.L. 2008. A tale of two swamps: subalpine peatlands in the Kelly-Scabby area of Namadgi National Park. Pp. 61-76 in eds. K. McCue and S. Lenz, Corridors for Survival in a Changing World. National Parks Assoc. ACT, Canberra.

Hope, G.S., Nanson, R. and Flett, I. 2009. The peat-forming mires of the Australian Capital Territory. Technical Report 19, Territory and Municipal Services, ACT Government, Canberra. Pp 57.

Hope G.S. 2009. Environmental change and fire in the Owen Stanley Ranges, Papua New Guinea. Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 2261-2276.

Good, R., Wright, G., Hope, G.S. and Whinam, J. 2010. The impacts of increasing solar ultraviolet light on the wetland mires of the mainland Australian Alps. Australian Plant Conservation 8(4), 3-4.

Good, R., Wright, G., Whinam, J. and Hope, G.S. 2010. Restoration of mires of the Australian Alps following the 2003 wildfires. In S. Haberle, J. Stevenson and M Prebble eds. Altered Ecologies Fire, climate and human influence on terrestrial landscapes. Terra Australis 32, 353-362.

Hope, G.S. 2010. Now you see them: will the ephemeral lakes of Namadgi National Park be lost to climate change? Pp 95-104 in eds. K. McCue and S. Lenz, National Parks -can they take the heat?. Proceedings of the National Parks Assoc. ACT Symposium May 2010, Canberra.

Hope, G.S. 2010. Fire histories from charcoal and palaeoecology in sedge and shrub bogs. In J. Balmer (ed.) Proceedings of the 2007 buttongrass moorland management workshop. 36-41. Nature Conservation Report 2010/4. Dept. PIPWE, Hobart.

Whinam, J., Hope, G.S., Good, R. and Wright, G. 2010. Five years of post-fire monitoring of the recovery of Sphagnum shrub bogs in the ACT and NSW, Australia. In S. Haberle, J. Stevenson and M Prebble eds. Altered Ecologies Fire, climate and human influence on terrestrial landscapes. Terra Australis 32, 363-379.

Hope, G.S., Nanson, R. and Jones, P. 2011. The peat-forming bogs and fens of the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. NSW Parks and Wildlife Service Technical Report. Pp81.

Barrows, T.T., Prentice, M.L., Hope, G.S., Fifield, L.K. and Tims, S. 2011. Late Pleistocene glaciation of Mt Giluwe, Papua New Guinea. Quaternary Science Reviews 30, 2676-2689.

Prentice M.L., Hope G.S., Peterson J.A. and Barrows T.T. 2011. The glaciation of the Southeast Asian equatorial region. Ch 73 (pp1023- 1036) In J. J. Ehlers and P.L. Gibbard (eds.) Quaternary Glaciations – Extent and Chronology, Part IV – A closer look. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Hope, G.S., Nanson, R. and Jones, P. (2012) Peat-forming bogs and fens of the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales. Technical Report. Office Environment and Heritage, Sydney. 87 pp.

Hope, G. (2012) James Andrew Peterson, 1939–2012, Australian Geographer 43:3, 321-323.

Whinam, J., Hope, G. and Clarkson, B. (2012) Mires down under – the peatlands of Australasia. Pp 401-417 in Tapio Lindholm and Raimo Heikkilä, eds. Mires from Pole to Pole. Helsinki, The Finnish Environment 38, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE).

Hope, G.S. (2014) The sensitivity of the high mountain ecosystems of New Guinea to climatic change and anthropogenic impact. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 46(4), 777-786.

Kemp, J. and Hope, G.S. (2014) Vegetation and environments since the Last Glacial Maximum in the Southern Tablelands, New South Wales. Journal of Quaternary Science 29(8), 778–788.

Hope, G. and Nanson, R. (2015) Peatland carbon stores and fluxes in the Snowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia. Mires and Peat 15 (11), 1-23.

Hope, G.S. (2015) Peat in the mountains of New Guinea. Mires and Peat 15: Art. 13, 1-21.

Macphail,M., Pillans, B. and Hope, G. (2015) De-mythifying Lake George 1. New evidence for the minimum age and late Pliocene environments in the Lake George basin, Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 62, 853-871.

Lonsdale, M., Cameron, E., Beavis, S. Hope, G.S., Jones, B., Rose, R., Saunders. G.and Welsh, A. (2016) Final report of the Independent Technical Reference Group: Supplementary to the Kosciuszko National Park Wild Horse Management Plan, report by the Independent Technical Reference Group to the Office of Environment and Heritage NSW, Sydney. 63pp.

French, B.J., Hope, G.S., Prior, L.D. and Bowman, D.M.J.S. (In press) The vulnerability of peatlands in the Australian Alps. Australian Plant Conservation.


Hilton, C 1994. The Ice-capped Jungle. ScientifIc advisor, actor and co-narrator, Produced and directed by C. Hilton. 55min. Sydney, Aspire Films.

Reports, Unpublished

Macphail, M.K. and Hope, G.S. Pollen flora for subalpine south eastern Australia. Department ANH, Canberra.

Macphail, M.K. and Hope, G.S. 2002. Kangaroos in an ice age landscape: pollen evidence for conditions on the Canberra Plain 20,000 years ago. 19pp.

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