Neil Pettit


  • The University of Western Australia (M084), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Neil Pettit completed his PhD in October 2000 investigating the factors affecting recruitment of riparian vegetation on the Ord River in the Kimberley region and on the Blackwood River in south Western Australia. From 2002 to 2006 worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Washington, investigating the ecology of river/savanna boundaries in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Since 2007 Neil has been a Research Fellow with CENRM, looking at food webs and biodiversity of northern Australian rivers. Water relations of riparian trees and riparian fire.


ENVT 3360 - Ecosystem Restoration
BIOL4409 - Ecological Field Methods

Previous positions

Adjunct Research Fellow
Edith Cowan University

Research interests

Tropical riparian zones, riparian fire
nutrient cycling, floodplains, aquatic food webs.

Research expertise keywords

  • Riparian vegetation
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Plant ecology
  • Ecosystem processes


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