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Current Work

Tim is the project leader on two projects running in Solomon Islands for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

The first project, "Enhancing economic opportunities offered by community and smallholder forestry in the Solomon Islands" started in 2013 and will run until the end of 2017. The project covers a range of research and educational objectives looking at issues affecting smallholder timber growers and the communities they live in.

The second project " Improving returns from community teak plantings in Solomon Islands" is focussed on enabling growers to gain access to international markets for their teak. This project started in June 2015 and will run until 2019.

Tim is also the Chief Pilot under the conditions of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator's Certificate that was granted to the Environmental Futures Research Institute in December 2015. He has worked with government departments and industry on developing the use of this technology for monitoring environmental issues.

Expertise Keywords

  • Agroforestry
  • Forested Ecosytems
  • Melanesian Development
  • Plantation establishment

Country Affiliations

  • Solomon Islands

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 53 (Other: 53)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Contribution to Learning and Teaching

DR Blumfield is a Research Fellow and as such does not have a role in undergarduate teaching  

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Theses Supervised at Griffith


Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, GU 2003