Paul Barber

Based in Perth, Dr. Paul Barber is an expert in the diagnosis and management of tree health disorders in urban, plantation and native forests worldwide.

Paul’s work is all about ensuring the health and functioning of urban forests. To him, this means giving due consideration to plant pathology, taxonomy, mycology, climate modelling, remote sensing, landscape ecology, eco-hydrology, plant physiology, soil science, and restoration ecology. What this means is that he is thinking about the health of urban forests now and well into the future, under what are likely to be very different conditions.

In addition to his very hands-on approach to understanding tree health and their importance to the environment, Paul and his team at ArborCarbon also produce leading work on canopy mapping that brings together complex datasets, mapping and survey information into one software-based system that can easily interpret vegetation, community structure and conditions.