Australian Institute of Alpine Studies

Dr Jennie Whinam



Discipline of Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania and the Australian Heritage Council



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Balmer J. and Whinam J. (1991) Vegetation within the Tasmanian World Heritage Area. Tasforests 3:63-73.

Bergstrom, D.M., Bricher, P.K., Raymond, B., Terauds, A., Doley, D., McGeoch, M.A., Whinam, J., Glen, M., Ziqing, Y., Kiefer, K., Shaw, J.D., Bramely-Alves, J., Rudman, T., Mohammed, C., Lucieer, A., Visoiu, M., van Vuuren, B.J. & Ball, M.C. (2015) Rapid collapse of a sub-Antarctic alpine ecosystem: the role of climate and pathogens. Journal of Applied Ecology 52, 774-783.

Bergstrom, D.M., Whinam, J. and Belbin, L. (2002). A Classification of Subantarctic Heard Island Vegetation. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 34, 169-177.

Copson, G. and Whinam, J. (2001). Review of ecological restoration programs on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island: Pest management progress and future directions. Ecological Management and Restoration 2(2), 129-138.

Copson, G. and Whinam, J. (1998). Response of vegetation on subantarctic Macquarie Island to reduced rabbit grazing. Australian Journal of Botany 46, 15-24.

Frenot, Y., Chown, S.L., Whinam, J., Selkirk, P.M., Convey P., Skotnicki, M. and Bergstrom, D.M. (2005). Biological invasions in the Antarctic: extent, impacts and implications. Biological Reviews 80, 47-72.

Harris, S. and Whinam, J. (1995). Fenced all around - perspectives on nature conservation in Tasmania. In Conservation Biology in Australia and Oceania (ed. C. Moritaz and J. Kikkawa), pp. 327-337: Surrey Beatty & Sons.

Harris, S., Balmer, J. and Whinam, J. (1995). South-west Tasmania - case study. In Centres of Plant Diversity - A Guide and Strategy for their Conservation (ed. V. H. Heywood). Cambridge: IUCN World Wildlife Fund.

Hope, G.S., 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). In: Ecological Management and Restoration, 6,215-218.

Johnson, K.A., Whinam, J. Buchanan, A.M. and Balmer, J (2008) Ecological observations and new locations of a rare moss Ambuchanania leucobryoides (AMBUCHANANIACEAE). Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 142(2), 79-84.

Kirkpatrick, J.B. & Whinam, J. (1988). Tasmanian high mountain vegetation III – Lake Ewart, Dome Hill and Eldon Bluff. Papers & Proceedings Royal Society Tasmania 118,5-20.

Lewis, P.N., Bergstrom, D.N. and Whinam, J. (2006) Barging in: a temperate marine community travels to Macquarie Island. Biological Invasions 8.
Whinam, J. (2003). Monitoring and adaptive management: some case studies. In: Brown, C.L., Hall, F. and Mill, J. Plant Conservation – approaches and techniques from an Australian perspective. Australian Network for Plant Conservation.

Selkirk, P.M., Whinam, J., Downing, A.J., and Skotnicki, M.L. (2008). Mosses of sub-Antarctic Heard Island: an updated list and discussion of their distribution. Polar Record 44, 155-164.

Whinam, J., Abdul-Rahman, J.A., Visoiu, M., di Folco, M.-B.F. & Kirkpatrick, J.B. (2014). Spatial and temporal variation in dieback in a threatened subantarctic cushion species. Australian Journal of Botany 62, 10-21.

Whinam, J., Barmuta, L.A. and Chilcott, N. (2001). Floristic description and environmental relationships of Tasmanian Sphagnum communities and their conservation management. Australian Journal of Botany 49 (6), 673-685.

Whinam, J. and Buxton, R. (1997). Sphagnum peatlands of Australasia: an assessment of harvesting sustainability. Biological Conservation 82, 21-29.

Whinam, J., Cannell, E. J., Kirkpatrick, J. B. and Comfort, M. (1994). Studies on the potential impact of recreational horseriding on some alpine environments of the Central Plateau, Tasmania. Journal of Environmental Management 40, 103-117.

Whinam, J. and Chilcott, N. (2003). Impacts after four years of experimental trampling on alpine/sub-alpine environments in western Tasmania. Journal of Environmental Management 67, 339-351.

Whinam, J. and Chilcott, N. (2003). Floristic description and environmental relationships of Sphagnum communities in NSW and the ACT and their conservation management. Cunninghamia 7, 463-500.

Whinam, J. and Chilcott, N. (1999). Impacts of trampling on alpine environments in central Tasmania. Journal of Environmental Management 57, 205-220.

Whinam, J., Chilcott, N. and Bergstrom D.M. (2005). Subantarctic hitchhikers: Expeditioners as vectors for the introduction of alien organisms. Biological Conservation 121, 207-219.

Whinam, J., Chilcott, N. and Morgan, J.W. (2003). Floristic composition and environmental relationships of Sphagnum-dominated communities in Victoria. Cunninghamia 8, 162-174.

Whinam, J., Chilcott, N. and Rudman, T. (2001). Impacts of dieback at Pine Lake, Tasmania. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 135, 41-49.

Whinam, J., Chilcott, N., Wyatt, P. and Ling, R. (2003). Managing walking impacts in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. In: Buckley, R.C., Pickering, C. and Weaver, D. (eds.) Nature Tourism and the Environment, pp. 151-165. CABI, Wallingford.

Whinam, J. and Comfort, M. (1996). The impact of commercial horse riding on sub-alpine environments at Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia. Journal of Environmental Management 47, 61-70.

Whinam, J. and Copson, G. (2006). Sphagnum moss: an indicator of climate change in the sub-Antarctic. Polar Record 42, 43-49.

Whinam, J., Copson, G., and Chapuis, J-L. (2006). Subantarctic terrestrial conservation and management. In: Bergstrom, D., Huiskes, A., and Convey, P. (eds.) Trends in Antarctic Terrestrial and Limnetic Ecosystems, Kluwer.

Whinam, J., Fitzgerald, N., Visoiu, M. & Copson, G. (2014) 30 years of vegetation dynamics in response to a fluctuating rabbit population on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. Ecological Management and Restoration, 15:41-51.

Whinam, J. and Hope, G.S. (2005). The Peatlands of the Australasian Region. In: Steiner, G.M. (Ed). Mires. From Siberia to Tierra del Fuego. Stapfia 85, 397-433.

Whinam, J., Hope, G.S., Clarkson, B.R., Buxton, R., Alspatch, P.A. and Adam, P. (2003). Sphagnum in peatlands of Australasia: The resource, its utilisation and management. Wetlands Ecology and Management 11, 37-49.

Whinam, J. and Kirkpatrick, J. B. (1995). Successional sequences in two Tasmanian valley Sphagnum peatlands. Journal of Vegetation Science 6, 675-682.

Whinam, J. and Kirkpatrick, J.B. (1994). The Mount Wellington string bog, Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 128, 63-68.

Whinam, J. (1989). Structure and floristic composition of the Heard Island "Pool Complex" community. Polar Biology 9, 499-503.

Visoiu, M. & Whinam, J. (2015) Extreme weather conditions correspond with localised vegetation death at Cradle Mountain, Tasmania. Environmental Management and Restoration, 16, 76-78.

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