Professor Peter Erskine

Prof Research Fellow & Centre Direc

Sustainable Minerals Institute

Professorial Research Fellow and Ce

Sustainable Minerals Institute

Centre Director of Centre for Mined

Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation
Sustainable Minerals Institute
p.erskine@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 64065

Overview

Research Interests

  • Rehabilitation of degraded land
    Leading multi-disciplinary teams designing monitoring programs, mine rehabilitation strategies, and landscape restoration in Australia, south-east Asia, and Africa.
  • Spatial ecology
  • Rainforest restoration
  • Metallophyte discovery and utilisation

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Science (Advanced), The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

  • (2024) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • van der Ent, Antony, Pollard, A. Joseph, Echevarria, Guillaume, Abubakari, Farida, Erskine, Peter D., Baker, Alan J. M. and Reeves, Roger D. (2020). Exceptional uptake and accumulation of chemical elements in plants: extending the hyperaccumulation paradigm. Agromining: farming for metals: extracting unconventional resources from plants. (pp. 99-131) edited by Antony van der Ent, Alan J. M. Baker, Guillaume Echevarria, Marie-Odile Simonnot and Jean Louis Morel. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-58904-2_6

  • Purwadi, Imam, Gei, Vidiro, Erskine, Peter D., Echevarria , Guillaume, Mesjasz-Przybyłowicz, Jolanta, Przybyłowicz, Wojciech J. and van der Ent, Antony (2020). Tools for the discovery of hyperaccumulator plant species in the field and in the herbarium. Agromining: farming for metals: extracting unconventional resources from plants. (pp. 183-195) edited by Antony van der Ent, Alan J. M. Baker, Guillaume Echevarria, Marie-Odile Simonnot and Jean Louis Morel. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-58904-2_9

  • van der Ent, Antony, Erskine, Peter, Vinya, Royd, Mesjasz-Przybyłowicz, Jolanta and Malaisse, François (2019). The potential of Zambian copper-cobalt metallophytes for phytoremediation of minerals wastes. Africa's mineral fortune: the science and politics of mining and sustainable development. (pp. 208-227) edited by Saleem H. Ali, Kathryn Sturman and Nina Collins. London, United Kingdom: Routledge (Taylor & Francis). doi: 10.4324/9780429467424-15

  • Lechner, A. M., Arnold, S., McCaffrey, N. B., Gordon, A., Erskine, P. D., Gillespie, M. J. and Mulligan, D. R. (2018). Applying modern ecological methods for monitoring and modelling mine rehabilitation success. From start to finish – a life-of-mine perspective. (pp. 109-116) Carlton South, VIC Australia: AUSIMM.

  • Erskine, Peter D., Lee, Gavin, Fogliani, Bruno, L'Huillier, Laurent and McCoy, Stephane (2018). Incorporating hyperaccumulator plants into mine rehabilitation in the Asia-Pacific region. Agromining: farming for metals: extracting unconventional resources using plants. (pp. 189-204) edited by Antony van der Ent, Guillaume Echevarria, Alan J. M. Baker and Jean Louis Morel. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-61899-9_10

  • Nkrumah, Philip N., Echevarria, Guillaume, Erskine, Peter D. and van der Ent, Antony (2018). Phytomining: using plants to extract valuable metals from mineralized wastes and uneconomic resources. Extracting innovations: mining, energy, and technological change in the digital age. (pp. 313-324) edited by Martin J. Clifford, Robert K. Perrons, Saleem H. Ali and Tim A. Grice. Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group.

  • Gei, Vidiro, Erskine, Peter D., Harris, Hugh H., Echevarria, Guillaume, Mesjasz-Przybylowicz, Jolanta, Barnabas, Alban D., Kopittke, Peter M. and van der Ent, Antony (2018). Tools for the discovery of hyperaccumulator plant species and understanding their ecophysiology. Agromining: farming for metals. (pp. 117-133) edited by Antony Van der Ent, Guillaume Echevarria, Alan J. M. Baker and Jean Louis Morel. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-61899-9_7

  • McCaffrey, N. B., Glenn, V. C., Johns, C., Lechner, A. M. and Erskine, P. D. (2018). Using pilot tests to improve the monitoring of ecological impacts of subsidence from underground coal mining. From start to finish: a life of mine perspective. (pp. 143-151) edited by Cherie McCullough, Bruce Harvey, Corinne Unger, Jan Coetzee and Stuart Winchester. Carlton South, VIC Australia: AUSIMM.

  • Lamb, D. and Erskine, P. (2008). Forest Restoration at a Landscape Scale. Living in a Dynamic Tropical Forest Landscape. (pp. 469-484) edited by Stork, N. and Turton, S.. Carlton, Vic, Australia: Blackwell Publishing.

  • Erskine, P. D., Catterall, C. P., Lamb, D. and Kanowski, J. (2007). Patterns and Processes of Old Field Reforestation in Australian Rain Forest Landscapes. Old Fields Dynamics and Restoration of Abandoned Farmland. (pp. 119-144) edited by Cramer, V. A. and Hobbs, R. J.. Washington, D.C.: Island Press.

  • Lamb, David, Huynh, Duy Nhan and Erskine, Peter D. (2005). Designing mixed-species plantations: Progress to date. Reforestation in the tropics and subtropics of Australia: Using rainforest tree species. (pp. 129-140) edited by Peter D. Erskine, David Lamb and Mila Bristow. Barton, ACT, Australia: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

  • Lamb, D., Erskine, P. D. and Bristow, M. (2005). Reforestation with rainforest timber trees in the tropics and subtropics of Australia: A brief overview. Reforestation in the Tropics and Subtropics of Australia: Using Rainforest Tree Species. (pp. 2-6) edited by Peter D Erskine, David Lamb and Mila Bristow. ACT Australia: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

  • Erskine, Peter D., Lamb, David and Bristow, Mila (2005). Reforestation with rainforest trees: Challenges ahead. Reforestation in the tropics and subtropics of Australia: Using rainforest tree species. (pp. 264-272) edited by Peter D. Erskine, David Lamb and Mila Bristow. Barton, ACT, Australia: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

  • Bristow, Mila, Erskine, Peter D., McNamara, Sean and Annandale, Mark (2005). Species performance and site relationships for rainforest timber species in plantations in the humid tropics of Queensland. Reforestation in the tropics and subtropics of Australia: Using rainforest tree species. (pp. 84-100) edited by Peter D. Erskine, David Lamb and Mila Bristow. Barton, ACT, Australia: RIRDC Publication.

  • Catterall, Carla P., Kanowski, John, Lamb, David, Killin, Daryl, Erskine, Peter D. and Wardell-Johnson, Grant (2005). Trade-offs between timber production and biodiversity in rainforest plantations: Emerging issues and an ecological perspective. Reforestation in the tropics and subtropics of Australia: Using rainforest tree species. (pp. 206-221) edited by Peter D. Erskine, David Lamb and Mila Bristow. Barton, ACT, Australia: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.

  • Erskine, P. D. and Lamb, D. (2001). Forest rehabilitation in the Asia-Pacific region. Proceedings of the International Conference on Tropical Ecosystems: Structure, Diversity and Human Welfare. (pp. 228-230) edited by K.N. Ganeshaiah, R.U. Shaanker and K.S. Bawa. New Delhi: Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd..

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision