Dr Phoebe Bayerlein

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - School of Environmental and Rural Science

Phoebe Bayerlein

Phone: +61 2 6773 1834

Email: phoebe.bayerlein@une.edu.au


Phoebe is a UNE Post-doctoral research fellow. She graduated her PhD from UNE in 2012, having completed both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees all at UNE, predominately focusing on environmental science. Her PhD (titled “The spatial influence of scattered paddock trees on soil and pasture attributes”), combined examining the value of these natural resources across the landscape with investigations utilising a number of remote sensing technologies.

During this postgraduate time she also worked on many projects, including the Office of Environment & Heritage Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Program (MER), the Soil Carbon Research Program (SCaRP), and a DAFF/UNE funded fireweed control research program. Upon completing her PhD in 2012, Phoebe was employed by the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS), firstly as technical officer for the NSW State-wide Enhanced Bushfire Management Program, and then later as that programs coordinator. Between these positions she was also the NSW State Policy and Planning coordinator for the NPWS Fire and Incident Management Section (FIMS).


  • BSc (Hons),
  • PhD (UNE).

Research Interests

The current project is about examining the functional relationships, looking at vegetation type changes, diverse vegetation structures, soil type and climate variables, to improve the assignment of carbon values across landscapes. It is expected that this project will result in narrower carbon ranges within each of the final carbon classes.


Barnes P, Wilson BR, Reid N, Bayerlein L, Koen TB & Olupot G. (2014) Examining the impact of shade on above-ground biomass and normalized difference vegetation index of C3 and C4 grass species in North-Western NSW, Australia, Grass & Forage Science, 70(2), 324-334

Wilson BR, Koen TB, Barnes P, Ghosh S & King, D. Soil Carbon and related soil properties along a soil type and land-use intensity gradient, New South Wales, Australia, (2011) Soil Use and Management, 27, 437-447

Barnes P, Wilson BR, Reid N, Koen TB, Lockwood, P & Lamb DW. (2011) Litterfall and associated nutrient pools extend beyond the canopy of scattered eucalypt trees in temperate pastures, Plant & Soil, 345, 339-352

Barnes P, Wilson BR, Trotter, MG, Lamb DW, Reid N, Koen TB & Bayerlein L. The patterns of grazed pasture associated with scattered trees across an Australian temperate landscape: an investigation of pasture quantity and quality, (2011) The Rangeland Journal, 33, 121-130

Wilson BR, Barnes P, Koen TB, Ghosh, S & King D (2010) Measurement and estimation of land-use effects on soil carbon and related properties for soil monitoring: a study on a basalt landscape of northern New South Wales, Australia, Australian Journal of Soil Research, 48 (5), 421-433

Barnes P, Wilson BR, Nadolny C & Growns I (2009) The influence of individual native trees and grazing regime on soil properties and groundcover patterns in a temperate landscape of New South Wales, Australia, The Rangeland Journal, 31 (5), 405-415

Wilson BR, Ghosh S, Barnes P & Kristiansen P (2009) Drying temperature effects on bulk density and carbon density determination in soils of northern NSW, Australian Journal of Soil Research, 47 (8), 781-787