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Program Leader, Kings Park Science
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(+61 8) 9480 3639
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Using plant physiology as a base, I have a broad interest in understanding how plants function in the environment to inform conservation and restoration actions. My research interests include understanding plant-substrate-water interactions of individual species and ecosystems.

This information helps to inform current distributions of plants in the landscape, their management, restoration and potential use in production systems. I apply this knowledge to conservation, mining and agricultural sectors in collaboration with many stakeholders.

Research themes

  • Restoration science
  • Native plant ecophysiology
  • Plant function in restored environments
  • Climate and management impacts on plant function
  • Native plant use in production systems

Major projects

Visit the Restoration Ecology section to learn more about the current and past projects.

Selected publications

Stevens JC, Rokich DP, Newton VK, Barrett RL and Dixon KW. Banksia woodlands: A restoration guide for the Swan Coastal Plain. UWA Publishing. Perth Western Australia ISBN: 9781742589077.

BP Miller BP, et al ... [Stevens J] (2017) A framework for the practical science necessary to restore sustainable, resilient, and biodiverse ecosystems. Restoration Ecology 25 (4), 605-617.

Lewandrowski W, Erickson TE, Dixon KW and Stevens JC (2017) Increasing the germination envelope under water stress improves seedling emergence in two dominant grass species across different pulse rainfall events. Journal of Applied Ecology 54 (3), 997-1007.

Bateman A, Lewandrowski W, Stevens JC and M Muñoz‐Rojas (2018). Ecophysiological indicators to assess drought responses of arid zone native seedlings in reconstructed soils. Land degradation & development 29 (4), 984-993.

Stevens J, Senaratna T and Sivasithamparam K (2006) Salicylic acid induces salinity tolerance in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum cv. Roma): associated changes in gas exchange, water relations and membrane stabilization. Plant Growth Regulation 49: 77-83.

Administration car park closure

There will be limited access to the BGPA Administration building and the Kings Park Education and Learning building from Wednesday 15 June 2022 for approximately 8 weeks, due to ongoing Water Corporation works.

Water Corporation works

The Water Corporation is replacing approximately 700 metres of ageing water pipes between Mount Eliza Reservoir and Bellevue Terrace in Kings Park.

Bold Park disruption

Banksia Carpark in Bold Park is currently closed to the public due to stormwater damage.

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Floral clock debuts artistic new look

The much-loved Kings Park Floral Clock has debuted a whole new look with a modern floral makeover from an exciting artist.

Fire Ecology Burn

Researchers and bushland staff at Kings Park successfully carried out a scientific research burn in a section of Kings Park bushland earlier this month. 

New innovative AR experience launched at Kings Park

A new locally developed augmented reality experience has been launched at Kings Park in time for families to enjoy during these school holidays.

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