Associate Professor Dylan Korczynskyj
BSc (Hons, zoology), PhD (plant ecology)
Course Coordinator, Science
Phone: 9433 0107
Dylan joined Notre Dame in 2003 to support the development of the Bachelor of Science. Then with the establishment of the School of Arts and Science in 2006 he contributed more broadly to the University and School in several leadership roles including Dean of the School from 2009 to 2014. Dylan returned to the Science Program as Course Coordinator in 2015.
Shaping his research and academic experience, Dylan has taught into the Environmental Biology program at Curtin University, worked in a technical role at Agriculture WA and supported research by the Department Conservation and Land Management. Dylan continues to be an active member of the Ecological Society of Australia and volunteers as a member of the governing body of Lance Holt School, Fremantle.
Plant and animal ecophysiology
Field and experimental approaches in science
Research and engagement
- Korczynskyj, D. (2015). Book Review. How to Do Ecology: A Concise Handbook. Austral Ecology, 40(5), 4-5. doi: 10.1111/aec.12245
- Douglas, R., Korczynskyj, D., & Koch, J. (2011). Re-establishing the cycad Macrozamia riedlei following mining. Journal of the Australian Network for Plant Conservation, 19(3), 11-12.
- Korczynskyj, D. (2007). The evolution of grasstree phenology: questioning the fit of an established theory for Australia’s Mediterranean vegetation. Proceedings of the MEDECOS XI Conference (eds. D. Rokich, G. Wardell-Johnson, C. Yates, J. Stevens, K. Dixon, R. McLellan & G. Moss), Kings Park and Botanic Garden: Perth, Australia.
- Korczynskyj, D. & Lamont, B. (2005). Grasstree (Xanthorrhoea preissii) recovery after fire in two seasons and habitats. Australian Journal of Botany, 53(6), 509-515. doi:10.1071/BT05006
- Korczynskyj, D. & Lamont, B. (2005). Grasstree (Xanthorrhoea preissii) leaf growth in relation to seasonal and water availability. Austral Ecology, 30(7), 765-774. doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.2005.01517.x
- Lamont, B.B., Wittkuhn, R. & Korczynskyj, D. (2004). Turner Review no. 8. Ecology and ecophysiology of grasstrees. Australian Journal of Botany, 52(5), 561-582. doi:10.1071/BT03127
- Korczynskyj, D., Partridge, L. & Murphy, J. (2017). To immerse, or not to immerse? Student perspectives of a social justice learning experience. Poster presented at the Higher Education Research Development Society Australia Conference. Sydney, NSW.
- Korczynskyj, D., He, T. & Lamont, B. (2017). Fire as a selective force in the evolution of the Cistaceae (Europe/USA) and Xanthorrhoeaceae (Australia/South Africa). Paper presented at the XIV MEDECOS & XIII AEET conference, Seville, Spain.
- Korczynskyj, D., Cooper, C., Johnston, R. & He, T. (2016). How will Australian ringneck parrots manage the thermoregulatory implications of a hotter continent? Paper presented at the Ecological Society of Australia Conference. Fremantle, WA.
- Douglas, R., Korczynskyj, D. & Koch, J. (2009). Re-establishing the cycad Macrozamia riedlei following mining. Paper presented at the Australasian Plant Conservation Conference, Perth, WA.
- Barker, A. & Korczynskyj, D. (2007). Acute endemism of Acacia aphanoclada: what factors restrict the toughest plant in town? Paper presented at the Ecological Society of Australia Conference, Perth, WA.
- Korczynskyj, D. (2007). The evolution of grasstree phenology: questioning the fit of an established theory for Australia’s Mediterranean vegetation. Paper presented at the MEDECOS XI Conference, Perth, WA.
- Korczynskyj, D. & Lamont, B. (2003). Grasstree resprouting: questioning the obvious conclusion. Paper presented at the Ecological Society of Australia Conference, Armidale, NSW.
- Korczynskyj, D. & Lamont, B. (2001). How grasstrees recover after fire. Paper presented at the Ecological Society of Australia Conference, Wollongong, NSW.
- Korczynskyj, D. & Lamont, B. (2001). Grasstree growth response to fire. Paper presented at the Australasian Bushfire Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.
- Korczynskyj, D. & Lamont, B. (2001). Explaining rapid inflorescence elongation of the grasstree Xanthorrhoea preissii. Paper presented at the Royal Society of Western Australia Postgraduate Student Symposium, Bentley, WA.
- Korczynskyj, D. & Lamont, B. (1999). Grasstree growth patterns in relation to fire and season. Paper presented at the Ecological Society of Australia Conference, Fremantle, WA.
- Taylor, R. (2017, January 2). Climate change could be behind growth of bird's wing length, researchers say. ABC News. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-02/growing-parrot-wingspan-could-be-due-to-climate-change/8152602
- Ecological Society of Australia (2016, Dec 1). Birds' wings growing to help escape the heat? Media release. https://www.ecolsoc.org.au/birds%E2%80%99-wings-growing-help-escape-heat
- The Record (2016, September 8). Notre Dame students experience the world and help those in need in Timor-Leste. http://www.therecord.com.au/news/local/notre-dame-students-experience-the-world-and-help-those-in-need-in-timor-leste/
- Korczynskyj, D. (2012, March 14).Evolution's intriguing nexus with young earth. The Record, p.17.
Ecological Society of Australia (since 1998)
Royal Society of Western Australia (since 2001)
International Association for Ecology (since 2005)
- Science in Art Tour guide for the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts’ exhibition, When the Sky Fell: Legacies of the 1967 Referendum. 2017 National Science Week.
- Presentation for Birdlife WA (Using museum specimens to answer questions about biological change in space and time: a case study of the Australian ringneck parrots), 2017.
- Member of the Lance Holt School Council (governing body), 2012-16.
- Judge for the Western Australian Young Scientist of the Year Awards, 2009.
- Co-facilitator of the photo-story exhibition, The Colours of Courage - faces of hope, agents of change. Notre Dame/Caritas Australia, 2009.
- 2011, Vice Chancellor Award for Initiative that enhance student learning (Notre Dame-Caritas Immersion Team)
- 2009, Australian Government, Australian Learning & Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Aboriginal Youth and Community Wellbeing Team)
- 2001, WA Children’s Week award recognising contribution to young people.