Mr Randall Donohue, Research Project Officer.

Dr Randall Donohue, Research Scientist.

Dr Randall Donohue: investigating the interactions between vegetation, climate and water

Dr Randall Donohue's primary research is in ecohydrology, remote sensing and environmental physics, focusing on the dynamics in vegetation function under a changing climate.

  • 4 May 2011 | Updated 30 April 2013

In this article

  1. Overview
  2. Publishing History


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Current activities

Dr Randall Donohue's current research is focused on:

  • quantifying the effects of changes in atmospheric CO2 on vegetation-water dynamics
  • exploring the use of vegetation optimality theory in studying vegetation-water-carbon interactions
  • using remotely sensed vegetation information to improve understanding of the dynamics in vegetation functioning, and the carbon and water cycles across Australia’s landscapes.


Dr Donohue undertook his PhD jointly with ANU and CSIRO and graduated in 2010.  Since 2007, he has been with CSIRO Land and Water's Environmental Observation Research Program conducting research in the fields of ecohydrology and remote sensing.

Prior to his studies, Dr Donohue worked as a spatial analyst for the Australian and Tasmanian Governments and as a consultant in the private sector, involved primarily in the collation and analysis of vegetation data.

Academic qualifications

Dr Donohue has been awarded a:

  • Bachelor of Science (Resource and Environmental management) from the Australian National University, 1996
  • Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies (Honours) from the University of Tasmania, 1998
  • Doctor of Philosophy from the Australian National University, 2010.

Find out more about the research program Environmental Earth Observation.