Dr Jaroslav Joseph (Joe) Havel
Dr Havel received a B.Sc. in Forestry from the University of Western Australia, an M.Sc. in Forestry from the University of Queensland, and a Ph.D. from Murdoch University. He also received a Diploma in Forestry from the Australian Forestry School in Canberra, a Diploma in Education from the University of Western Australia, and a Diploma in Theology from Moore Theological College.
In Papua New Guinea he researched the plantation establishment of Araucarias, and worked in regional management. He was also the founding principal of Bulolo Forestry College in Papua New Guinea, and compiled a forest botany textbook.
In Western Australia, he conducted computer-based classification and mapping of forest vegetation. He also supervised research and carried out land use planning, and retired as Director of Research and Planning in the Department of Conservation and Land Management.
Post retirement, Dr Havel has been a consultant to the Western Australian State Government on catchment planning and on vegetation mapping for reserves, as well as doing impact assessment of mining projects for private firms. He also carried out reforestation research and training in Indonesia as part of foreign aid by the Australian Federal Government.