Dr Kiri Joy Wallace

Research Fellow

Qualifications: BSc (U. of Delaware), MSc (U. of Delaware), PhD (U. of Waikato)

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I am passionate about forest and community ecology and learning how to restore native terrestrial ecosystems. Going hand-in-hand with that, I like to restore people's connection with nature, helping them enjoy and benefit from it! Ecological research sparks my interest and allows me to shine, whatever a specific project may entail.

Research Interests

  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem Restoration
  • Terrestrial Systems


Biology; Ecology; Environment; Environmental Impacts

Restoration Ecology, Urban Ecology, Forest Ecology

Recent Publications

  • Wallace, K. J., Clarkson, B. D., & Farnworth, B. (2022). Restoration trajectories and ecological thresholds during planted urban forest successional development. Forests, 13(2), 199. doi:10.3390/f13020199

  • Rout, M., Reid, J., Wallace, K. J., Hall, M. M., & Whitehead, J. (2021). Voicing stakeholder visions for biodiversity indicators: A framework using content analysis. Environmental and Sustainability Indicators, 12, 100156. doi:10.1016/j.indic.2021.100156

  • Forbes, A. S., Wallace, K. J., Buckley, H. L., Case, B. S., Clarkson, B. D., & Norton, D. A. (2020). Restoring mature-phase forest tree species through enrichment planting in New Zealand’s lowland landscapes. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 44(1). doi:10.20417/nzjecol.44.10

  • Breed, M. F., Cross, A. T., Wallace, K., Bradby, K., Flies, E., Goodwin, N., . . . Aronson, J. (2020). Ecosystem restoration: A public health intervention. EcoHealth, 3 pages. doi:10.1007/s10393-020-01480-1 Open Access version:

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Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: D.1.16
Phone: +64 7 838 4466 Ext 6585