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Researcher: Crowden, RK (Dr Ron Crowden)

Fields of Research

Horticultural crop growth and development
Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy
Plant physiology
Plant developmental and reproductive biology
Terrestrial ecology
Soil biology
Evolutionary biology
Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Ornamentals, natives, flowers and nursery plants
Other plant production and plant primary products
Horticultural crops
Other environmental management

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Alpine Vegetation; Vegetation of Tasmania
Alpine Vegetation; Vegetation of Tasmania
Ericaceae; The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants
Genetic Variation in the Epacris Tasmanica Complex (Epacridaceae); Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, Hobart.
Heat shock, smoke and darkness: partner cues in promoting seed germination in Epacris tasmanica (Epacridaceae); Australian Journal of Botany
Propagation of Dianella tasmanica (Liliaceae) and Diplarrena moraea (Iridaceae) by tissue culture; Australian Biologist
Reproductive biology of Nerine (Amaryllidaceae) I: The annual growth cycle, floral development and gamete production; Herbertia
Reproductive biology of Nerine (Amaryllidaceae) II: Embryo development and seed germination; Herbertia
Two new species of Epacridaceae from Victoria; Muelleria
Use of tissue culture techniques for hybridisation of Nerine; Australian Biologist
Vegetation-soil relations in the lowlands of south-west Tasmania; Australian Journal of Ecology

Research Projects

Biological removal of heavy metals from waste water; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Horticultural potential of native Tasmanian lilies and irises; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Programmed flower production in bulbs Physiology of Nerine Species (title changed to above 1/8/97) was incorrect; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Quality improvement of flowerbulb stock; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

Development and Physiology of Nerine sp. cultures
Epicuticular waxes of the epacridaceae
Evidence of the morphological range, transition and evolution of stomatal protection mechanisms in some selected proteaceae
Hormone relationships and flowering in bulb species
Micropropagation and Horticultural Potential of Native Tasmanian Liliaceae and Iridaceae
Palaeoecology and environmental change
Reproductive biology in Nerine (Amaryllidaceae)
Russulaccae of Tasmania
Studies of population variations in species of Ranunculus
Symbiotic and saprophytic fungi of Tasmanian rainforests
The evolution and phylogenetics of the Cunoniaceae
TITLE- Taxonomic studies of strophariaceae (agaricales in south east Tasmania
Wetlands for Minewaters