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Richard is an Associate Professor in the Centre for Ecosystem Management, studying the inter-relationships between hydrology and vegetation communities. He runs an atmospheric flux and groundwater monitoring station in Banksia woodland north of Perth, as part of the national OzFlux and international FluxNet communities.
Dr Silberstein was previously with CSIRO Land and Water for 19 years, as a Principal Research Scientist. He has 25 years of experience studying catchment and groundwater hydrology and the responses of hydrological and vegetation systems to land use and climate change. He runs field experiments as well as being one of the developers of the sophisticated Topog catchment model that simulates the physical hydrology and the dynamics of vegetation response in natural and managed systems.
Prior to this he has worked for the WA Departments of Agriculture, Environment, and Environmental Protection.
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