Professor Joseph Connell

Party Typeperson
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
Given NameJoseph
Alternate Given NameJoseph Hurd
Abbreviated Given NameJoseph H.
Birth Year/Date1923
Brief DescriptionJoseph Hurd Connell is an an American ecologist. He earned his MA degree in zoology at the University of California, Berkeley and his PhD at Glasgow University.[2] Connell’s first research paper examined the effects of interspecific competition and predation on populations of a barnacle species on the rocky shores of Scotland.[3] According to Connell, this classic paper is often cited because it addressed ecological topics that previously had been given minor roles.[2] Together, with a subsequent barnacle study on the influence of competition and desiccation,[4] these two influential papers have laid the foundation for future research and the findings continue to have relevance to current ecology.[5] His early work earned him a Guggenheim fellowship in 1962[6] and the George Mercer Award in 1963.
Full DescriptionProfessor Joseph H. Connell (University of California, Santa Barbara) intitated the Connell Rainforest plots in 1963, one at Davies Creek in Dinden National Park, (25 km south west of Cairns) and one near O'Reilly's guest house in Lamington National Park (84 km south of Brisbane), Queensland.

Rainforest tree attributes recorded comprise the size (height or girth) of tagged and mapped, free-standing stems of shrub and tree species. All size classes from tiny seedlings to large canopy trees are included in the monintoring.

Sampling has been conducted at intervals of 1-6 years since then.
Postal AddressLaTrobe University
Biological Sciences II
Bundoora, VIC, 3086
Phone Number+61 3 9479 3675
Website Address
Fields of Research0501 - Ecological Applications
0602 - Ecology
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5599
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