Mr Brett Howland

PhD, Bachelor of Science with Honours
Ecologist ACT Government
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Ecology 0602

Research interests

Using ecological knowledge to inform on ground management actions 

- weed control

- grazing management

- fire



Researcher's projects

ACT Government -  Grassland Restoration Project

In 2015, ACT PCS embarked on a three year restoration project to improve the adaptive management of grassland ecosystems within Canberra Nature Park with an emphasis on improving and expanding habitat for threatened species.

Working with ACT NRM and with funding from the Australian Government National Landcare Program, ACT PCS is working to deliver key actions for the conservation and protection of species and ecosystems of national environmental significance, such as the native grasslands.

Bush Heritage Australia - Grass production

Working to turn a 5 hectare African Love Grass paddock to a native grass seed produciotn site. Early stages have been coamplted in terms of seed collection, and the first year of grass sowing. 

Bush Heritage Australia - Restoration wheel

Applying the national standards for the practise of ecological restoration to restoration activities at the Scottsdale property. The project is about quantifying the different indicators within the restoration wheel with on-ground data and then using that to inform restoration planning.  

national standards for the practise of ecological restoration

Past student projects


Emily Stringer Honours, Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra



Alicia Palmer Honours, Fenner School Australian National University



Codie Murphy Honours, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast



Benjamin Huttner-Koros Honours, Fenner School, Australian National University



Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  06 December 2023 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers