Australian Institute of Alpine Studies


Dr Arn Tolsma

affiliation

Arthur Rylah Institute (Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Victoria)

email

Arn.Tolsma[at]depi.vic.gov.au

contact details

Arthur Rylah Institute, 123 Brown Street, Heidelberg VIC 3084, Tel: (03) 9450 8645, Fax: (03) 9450 8799

research interests

publications

Kitchin, M., Wright, G., Robertson, G., Brown, D., Tolsma, A. and Stern, S.E. (2013) Long Term Monitoring for Fire Management - 10 Years on for the Australian Alps Fire Plots. Technical Report No 26, Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, ACT Government.

Tolsma, A.D. (2014) Mapping and Assessment of Alpine Bogs in the Goulburn Broken Catchment. Unpublished client report for Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research.

Tolsma, A., Sutter, G. & Coates, F. (2011) Recovery of Victorian Rare or Threatened Plants following Bushfire. Black Saturday, Victoria 2009 – Natural values fire recovery program. VBRRA Project 9. Report to the Department of Sustainability and Environment. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research.

Tolsma, A.D. & Lau., J.A. (2012) Establishing Baseline Remotely-sensed Data for Monitoring High Country Peatlands in Victoria. Report to Parks Victoria. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research and Natural Resources Division, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria.

McMahon, A., Tolsma, A.,McMahon, J., Coates, F. & Lawrence, R. (2012) Victorian Alpine Peatlands Spatial Action Plan. Report to Parks Victoria. Ecology Australia, Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research and Ruth Lawrence Consulting.

Coates, F. & Tolsma, A. (2012) The peat-forming spring wetlands of the Strathbogie plateau – floristics and environmental relationships. Cunninghamia 12: 363-383

Tolsma, A. D., Tolhurst, K. G. & Read, S. M. (2010) Effects of fire, post-fire defoliation, drought and season on regrowth and carbohydrate reserves of alpine snowgrass Poa fawcettiae (Poaceae). Australian Journal of Botany 58, 157-168.

Coates, F., Tolsma, A., Cutler, S. & Fletcher, M. (2009) The Floristic Values of Wetlands in the Highlands and Strathbogie Ranges. Report to the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research Technical Report No. 193.

Tolsma, A. and Shannon, J. (2009) An Assessment of the Management Needs of Mossbeds at Lake Mountain and the Baw Baw Plateau. Report to Parks Victoria. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research.

Tolsma, A. (2008) Alpine mossbeds: down but not out. In: Wetlands Australia: National Wetlands Update 2008. Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, Canberra.

Tolsma, A. (2008) An Assessment of the Management Needs of Mossbeds in Victoria's Alps, 2004-2008. Report to Parks Victoria. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research.

Tolsma, A. (2008) An Assessment of the Condition of Mossbeds in State Forest, North-east Victoria. Report to DSE South Gippsland. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research.

Williams, R. J., Wahren, C-H, Tolsma, A. D., Sanecki, G. M., Papst, W. A., Myers, B. A., McDougall, K. L., Heinze, D. A. & Green, K. (2008) Large fires in Australian alpine landscapes: their part in the historical fire regime and their impacts on alpine biodiversity. International Journal of Wildland Fire 17, 793-808.

Tolsma, A. D., Read, S. M. & Tolhurst, K. G. (2007) Roots of Australian alpine plant species contain high levels of stored carbohydrates independent of post-fire regeneration strategy. Australian Journal of Botany 55 (8), 771-779.

Tolsma, A. and Shannon, J. (2007) Evaluating the Rehabilitation Needs of Mossbeds in the Alpine and Mt Buffalo National Parks After the 2006/07 Fires. Report to Parks Victoria. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research.

Wahren, H., Tolsma, A. & Papst, W. (2007) Regeneration in Grassland and Heathland Vegetation on the Bogong High Plains, Three Years After the 2003 Fires. Report to Parks Victoria. Research Centre for Applied Alpine Ecology, La Trobe University and Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research.

Tolsma, A. (2006) Alpine (Livestock) Grazing. Position statement for The Ecological Society of Australia.

Tolsma, A., Shannon, J. & Papst, W. (2005) An Assessment of the Condition of Treeless Vegetation on the Dargo High Plains. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research and La Trobe University.

Tolsma, A., Shannon, J., Papst, W., Rowe, K. & Rosengren, N. (2005) An Assessment of the Condition of Mossbeds on the Bogong High Plains. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research and La Trobe University.

Papst, W., Tolsma, A. & Wahren, H. (2005) Post-Fire Regeneration in Grassland and Heathland on the Bogong High Plains. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research and La Trobe University.

Steane, D. & Tolsma, A. (2005) A Survey of the Distribution and Habitat Preference of the Alpine Water Skink Eulamprus kosciuskoi at the Bogong High Plains, Victoria. Report to Parks Victoria. Research Centre for Applied Alpine Ecology (La Trobe University) and Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research.

Tolsma, A., Coates, F. & Sutter, G. (2004) Recovery of Mountain Plum-Pine Shrubland After Fire (Cobberas). Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research Technical Report No. 153. Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria.

Tolsma, A. & Newell, G. (2003) Assessing the Quality of Native Vegetation: Further Development of the ‘Habitat Hectares’ Approach. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria. Internal report. 95pp.

Tolsma, A. D. (2002) The Effects of Fire and Grazing on the Energy Reserves of Resprouting Plants in Victoria’s Alpine Grasslands. PhD Thesis, The University of Melbourne.

Tolsma, A. (2002) Alpine National Park - Assessing the Risk of Cattle in Sub-Alpine Bogs Affected by the 1998 Caledonia Fire. Parks Victoria. Internal report. 70pp.

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