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Researcher: Davies, NW (Associate Professor Noel Davies)

Fields of Research

Plant physiology
Forest health and pathology
Horticultural production
Terrestrial ecology
Allergy
Separation science
Pharmaceutical sciences
Instrumental methods (excl. immunological and bioassay methods)
Analytical spectrometry
Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Analytical biochemistry
Basic pharmacology
Post harvest horticultural technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Zoology
Organometallic chemistry
Natural products and bioactive compounds
Behavioural ecology
Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Ecological physiology
Atmospheric composition, chemistry and processes
Forestry management and environment
Toxicology (incl. clinical toxicology)
Plant biology
Invertebrate biology
Comparative physiology
Plant pathology
Veterinary pharmacology
Horticultural crop growth and development
Transition metal chemistry
Nephrology and urology
Evolutionary biology
Forestry sciences
Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Quality assurance, chemometrics, traceability and metrological chemistry
Tree nutrition and physiology
Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
Medical biochemistry and metabolomics
Criminology
Animal physiology - systems
Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology
Bacteriology
Metabolic medicine
Plant developmental and reproductive biology
Phylogeny and comparative analysis
Tree improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Genetics
Ecosystem function
Organic chemistry
Crop and pasture biochemistry and physiology
Gene expression (incl. microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Plant cell and molecular biology
Global change biology
Chemical oceanography
Organic chemical synthesis
Signal transduction
Evolution of developmental systems
Microbiology
Aquaculture
Agroforestry
Anaesthesiology
Freshwater ecology
Health services and systems
Flow analysis
Food packaging, preservation and processing
Cell metabolism
Animal cell and molecular biology
Horticultural crop improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Fertilisers (incl. application)
Ecology
Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Medical bacteriology
Catalysis and mechanisms of reactions
Animal protection (incl. pests and pathogens)
Microbial ecology
Proteins and peptides
Pollution and contamination
Other biological sciences
Medical biotechnology
Wildlife and habitat management
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Conservation and biodiversity
Medical biotechnology diagnostics (incl. biosensors)
Gene mapping
Nutrition and dietetics
Epidemiology
Medicinal and biomolecular chemistry
Molecular evolution
Genetic immunology
Other chemical sciences
Medical biochemistry - proteins and peptides (incl. medical proteomics)
Medical microbiology

Research Objectives

Hardwood plantations
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
Horticultural crops
Clinical health
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Terrestrial biodiversity
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Other plant production and plant primary products
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Other health
Field grown vegetable crops
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Essential oil crops
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Native forests
Softwood plantations
Pome fruit, pip fruit
Other environmental management
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Grain legumes
Marine biodiversity
Hydrogen production from fossil fuels
Veterinary pharmaceutical products
Food safety
Stone fruit (excl. avocado)
Barley
Fisheries - aquaculture
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Organic industrial chemicals (excl. resins, rubber and plastics)
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Human pharmaceutical products
Wood, wood products and paper
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Fresh fruits and vegetables (post harvest)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander determinants of health
Table grapes
Mental health
Grains and seeds
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Plastics
Animal protection chemicals
Berry fruit (excl. kiwifruit)
Nutrition
Health status (incl. wellbeing)

Career Best Publications

A photosynthetic alveolate closely related to apicomplexan parasites; Nature
Can an ancestral condition for milk oligosaccharides be determined? Evidence from the Tasmanian echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus setosus); Glycobiology
Chairmanship of Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry 16th Conference; ANZSMS16
Characterisation of major peptides in 'jack jumper' ant venom by mass spectrometry; Toxicon
Gas chromatographic retention indices of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes on methyl silicone and Carbowax 20M phases; Journal of Chromatography
Lloyd Smythe Medal
Morrison Medal
Reassessing the role of N-Hydroxytryptamine in auxin biosynthesis; Plant Physiology
Royal Australian Chemical Institute - Citation Award

Research Publications

Acacia mangium heartrot: preliminary studies of a poor defence; International Mycological Congress VII
EARLY FLOWERING3 regulates flowering in spring barley by mediating gibberellin production and FLOWERING LOCUS T expression; The Plant Cell
Eucalyptus wound wood extractives show antimicrobial and antioxidant activity (A case study with E. globulus and E. nitens; 8th International Congress of Plant Pathology
In vitro metabolism of Eucalyptus terpenes in the common ringtail possum, Trichorsurus vulpecula; ASCEPT
Myrmecia pilosula (Jack Jumper) ant venom: Validation of a procedure to standardise an allergy vaccine; Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
A bright light of the dark forest floor: observations of the fairy lanterns Thismia rodwayi F. Muell. (Burmanniaceae) in Tasmanian forests; Tasmanian Naturalist
A chemical comparison of two types of antifungal defence: reaction zones and branch protective zones in Eucalyptus globulus; International Mycological Congress VII
A compound-based approach to unraveling auxin biosynthesis in pea; The International Plant Growth Substances Association 19th Confernece
A Comprehensive, Broad Drug Screen in Whole Blood; 1997 Conference - The Impact of Pharmaceutical Research on Drug Development and the Improvement in Health Care
A mutation affecting the synthesis of 4-chloroindole-3-acetic acid; Plant Signalling & Behavior
A new mechanistic pathway under Sonogashira reaction protocol involving multiple acetylene insertions; Dalton Transactions
A novel compound from celery seed with a bactericidal effect against Helicobacter pylori ; Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
A photosynthetic alveolate closely related to apicomplexan parasites; Nature
A possible alternative to 17 beta-estradiol in a viviparous lizard, Tiliqua nigrolutea; General and Comparative Endocrinology
A role for ethylene in the phytochrome-mediated control of vegetative development; 8th International Congress on Plant Molecular Biology
A role for ethylene in the phytochrome-mediated control of vegetative development; The Plant Journal
A substitute compatible solute of the ectoine deletion mutant Halomonas elongata KB1; Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM)
A water availability gradient reveals the deficit level required to affect traits in potted juvenile Eucalyptus globulus; Annals of Botany
Acetylene Oligomerization with Metallocene Catalysts and Triethylaluminium: The Peculiar Course of the Aufbau Reaction with Acetylene; Organometallics
Allergens in Myrmecia pilosula (Jack Jumper) Ant Venom; Australian Society for Clinical Immunology and Allergy
An examination of the essential oils of Tasmanian Kunzea ambigua, other Kunzea spp. and commercial kunzea oil; Journal of Essential Oil Research
An examination of the essential oils of Tasmanian Kunzea ambigua, other Kunzea spp. and commercial kunzea oil; APSA annual conference Aus-CRS symposium
Analysis of bioactive compounds in Eucalyptus leaves; Australian & New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry 16th Conference
Analysis of fossil pigments from algae and bacteria in meromictic Lake Fidler, Tasmania, and its application to lake management; Journal of Paleolimnology
Analysis of the enol–keto tautomers of indole-3-pyruvic acid; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Anatomy and chemistry of wound tissue in Eucalyptus nitens and E. globulus; CRC-SPF Annual Meeting
Application of near-infrared spectroscopy for estimation of non-structural carbohydrates in foliar samples of Eucalyptus globulus Labilladière; Tree Physiology
Application of solid-phase microextraction to the quantitative analysis of 1,8-cineole in blood and expired air in a Eucalyptus herbivore, the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula); Journal of Chromatography B
Automated screening procedure using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for identification of drugs after their extraction from biological samples; Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications
Auxin Biosynthesis in Pea: Characterization of the Tryptamine Pathway; Plant Physiology
Auxin-Induced Resistance to Common Scab Disease of Potato Linked to Inhibition of Thaxtomin A Toxicity; Plant Disease
Behavioral and electrophysiological response of Heteronyx dimidiata and H. crinitus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) to plant and beetle volatiles; 22nd ISCE Annual Meeting
Behavioural responses of a generalist mammalian folivore to the physiological constraints of a chemically defended diet; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Biosynthesis of the halogenated auxin, 4-chloroindole-3-acetic acid; Plant Physiology
Biotransformation of 1,8-cineole in the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula); Xenobiotica
Bound Volatiles in Brown Boronia Flowers (Boronia megastigma); ACS 219th Conference
C-27 Apocarotenoids in the flowers of Boronia megastigma (Nees); Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Can an ancestral condition for milk oligosaccharides be determined? Evidence from the Tasmanian echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus setosus); Glycobiology
Causes and Consequences of Host Expansion by Mnesampela privata; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Chairmanship of Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry 16th Conference; ANZSMS16
Changes in some carotenoids and apocarotenoids during flower development in Boronia megastigma (Nees); Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Characterisation and evaluation of the in vitro antimicrobial activity of Kunzea ambigua essential oil; Medicines design to delivery
Characterisation of major peptides in 'jack jumper' ant venom by mass spectrometry; Toxicon
Characterisation of PY-T-50 Pale Refined Pyrethrins using mass spectrometry and gas chromatography
Chemical communication, sexual selection, and introgression in wall lizards; Evolution
Chemical Composition of Odorous Secretions in the Tasmanian Short-Beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus setosus); Chemical Senses
Chemical Cues, Hibernation and Reproduction in Female Short-Beaked Echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus setosus): Implications for Sexual Conflict; Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 13
Chemical signals in the echidna: differences between seasons, sexes, individuals and gland types; Journal of Zoology
Chromatographic methods for the isolation, separation and characterisation of dissolved organic matter; Environmental Science Processes and Impacts
Cold Adaptation in the Antarctic Archaeon, Methanococcoides burtonii, Involves Membrane Lipid Unsaturation; Journal of Bacteriology
Comment on “Structural characterization of dissolved organic matter: a review of current techniques for isolation and analysis” by E. C. Minor, M. M. Swenson, B. M. Mattson, and A. R. Oyler, Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2014, 16, 2064; Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts
Comparative metabolism of 1,8-cineole after chronic ingestion in the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) and koala (Phascolarctus cinereus); ACEPT
Comparative metabolism of dietary terpene, p-cymene, in generalist and specialist folivorous marsupials; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Comparison of antifungal nature of Acacia mangium and A. auriculiformis heartwood extracts; Proceedings of the International Congress of Polyphenols
Composition and stability of Jack Jumper venom by ion trap mass spectrometry; ANZSMS19
Constitutive or induced defences - how does Eucalyptus globulus defend itself from larval feeding?; Chemoecology
Decomposition of pallada(IV) cyclopentane complexes: mechanistic implications of 'H+' and 'H-' transfer; IC 99
Defensive Secretions of Amorbus-Obscuricornis (Westwood), A-Rubiginosus (Guerin-Meneville) and Gelonus-Tasmanicus (Leguillou) (Hemiptera, Coreidae); Journal of Australian Entomological Society
Detecting traces of methyl eugenol in essential oils ; 41st International Symposium on Essential Oils
Detecting traces of methyl eugenol in essential oils: tea tree oil, a case study; Flavour and Fragrance Journal
Determination and Optimization of Flow-Rates in Vacuum Capillary Gas-Chromatography; Analytical Chemistry
Determination of cotinine, 3'-hydroxycotinine, and their glucuronides in urine by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography; Analytical Letters
Determination of enantiomeric distribution of terpenes for quality assessment of Australian tea tree oil; Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Determination of optimal timing of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid foliar applications for common scab control in potato; Annals of Applied Biology
Determination of pergolide in horse plasma by UPLC–MS/MS for pharmacokinetic applications; Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Determination of Propiconazole Residue in Boronia Extract (Concrete); Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Determining the site of action of strigolactones during nodulation; 2nd International Congress on Strigolactones
Determining the site of action of strigolactones during nodulation; 2nd International Congress on Strigolactones
Determining the site of action of strigolactones during nodulation; Plant Physiology
Developing near infrared spectroscopy models for predicting chemistry and responses to stress in Pinus radiata (D. Don); Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy
Diet switching in a generalist mammalian folivore: fundamental to maximising intake; Oecologia
Discrimination between seedlings of Eucalyptus globulus, E. nitens and their F1 hybrid using near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy and foliar oil content; Silvae Genetica
Dissipation of Propiconazole and Tebuconazole in Peppermint Crops (Mentha piperita (Labiatae)) and their Residues in Distilled Oils; Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Distinction between melanins derived from different precursors using pyrolysis/gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and the NIST mass spectral search algorithm; Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis
Distribution and metabolism of 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene (pseudocumene) in the rat; Xenobiotica
Do temporal fluctuations in the cuticular hydrocarbons profiles of Forficula auricularia mediate interactions between conspecifics?; 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference and Australasian Arachnological Society 2012
Does excretion of secondary metabolites always involve a measurable metabolic cost? Fate of plant antifeedant salicin in common brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Drugs, alcohol and road accidents in Tasmania; Medical Journal of Australia
Early ontogenetic trajectories vary among defence chemicals in seedlings of a fast-growing eucalypt; Austral Ecology
Effect of drying conditions on pyrethrins content; Industrial Crops and Products
Effect of drying on the degradation of cationic surfactants and separation performance in capillary zone electrophoresis of inorganic anions; Journal of Chromatography A
Effect of Drying Temperature and Air Flow on the Production and Retention of Secondary Metabolites in Saffron; Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry
Effect of limited water availability on foliar plant secondary metabolites of two Eucalyptus species; Environmental and Experimental Botany
Effect of season and different fungi on phenolics in response to xylem wounding and inoculation in Eucalyptus nitens; Forest Pathology
Effects of nutrient variability on the genetic-based resistance of Eucalyptus globulus to a mammalian herbivore and on plant defensive chemistry; Oecologia
Effects of pre- and post-cut storage temperatures on fresh-cut watermelon quality and shelf-life; Proceedings of the 4th Asia Symposium on Quality Management in Postharvest Systems
Emission of Volatiles From Brown Boronia Flowers: Some Comparative Observations; Annals of Botany
Enantiomeric distribution of selected terpenes for authenticity assessment of Australian Melaleuca alternifolia oil; Industrial Crops and Products
Enantiospecific gas chromatographic mass-spectrometric procedure for the determination of ketoprofen and ibuprofen in synovial fluid and plasma - application to protein binding studies; Journal of Chromatography A
Enantiospecific gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric procedure for the determination of ketoprofen and ibuprofen in synovial fluid and plasma: application to protein binding studies; Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications
Enhanced resistance to the cellulose biosynthetic inhibitors, thaxtomin A and isoxaben in Arabidopsis thaliana mutants, also provides specific co-resistance to the auxin transport inhibitor, 1-NPA; BMC Plant Biology
Epicuticular waxes and plant primary metabolites on the surfaces of juvenile Eucalyptus globulus and E. nitens (Myrtaceae) leaves; Australian Journal of Botany
Ethylene Oligomerization with Cr-NHC Catalysts: Further Insights into the Extended Metallacycle Mechanism of Chain Growth; Organometallics
Eucalypt tree responses to wounding; Annual Meeting CRC Sustainable Production Forestry
Evaluation of mid-to-late transition metal imine catalysts for acetylene oligomerisation: A high activity bis(imino)pyridine iron(II) catalyst; Catalysis Today
Evaluation of repellent properties of volatile extracts from the Australian native plant Kunzea ambigua against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culcidae); Journal of Medical Entomology
Evidence for Aggregation Control by Cuticular Hydrocarbons in the European Earwig, Forficula auricularia; ICEC 2013 : International Chemical Ecology Conference
Evidence that indole-3-acetic acid is not synthesized via the indole-3-acetamide pathway in pea roots; Journal of Plant Growth Regulation
Expression of gibberellin mutations in fruits of Pisum sativum L; Planta
Factors influencing the quality of Myrmecia pilosula (Jack Jumper) ant venom for use in in vitro and in vivo diagnosis of allergen sensitization and in allergen immunotherapy; Clinical and Experimental Allergy
Fate of p-cymene in the koala; Conjoint Meeting of ASCEPT and APSA 1998
Fate of the dietary terpene, p-cymene, in the male koala; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Fate of the plant antifeedant salicin in the common brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula; Conjoint Meeting of ASCEPT and APSA 1998
Features of antifungal wood defence in Acacia mangium - why is it so susceptible to heartrot?; 8th International Congress of Plant Pathology
Foliar quality of co-occurring mallee eucalypts: balance of primary and secondary metabolites reflects past growing conditions; Chemoecology
Formation of reactive metabolites of phenacetin in humans and rats; Xenobiotica
Fractionation of dissolved organic matter on coupled reversed-phase monolithic columns and characterisation using reversed-phase liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry; Chromatographia
From non-targeted metabolomics to quantitative analysis of uremic compounds in chronic kidney disease; The Australian & New Zealand Metabolomics Conference (ANZMET)
Functionalized polyanilines disrupt Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus biofilms; Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
Gas chromatographic quality control for oil of Melaleuca terpinen-4-ol type (Australian Tea Tree); Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Gas chromatographic retention indices of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes on methyl silicone and Carbowax 20M phases; Journal of Chromatography
GC-MS method validation and levels of methyl eugenol in a diverse range of tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oils; Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Genetic control of cuticular wax compounds in Eucalyptus globulus; New Phytologist
Genetic resistance of Eucalyptus globulus to autumn gum moth defoliation and the role of cuticular waxes; Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Glucuronuria in the Koala; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Glycosidic Conjugates of C13 Norisoprenoids, Monoterpenoids, and Cucurbates in Boronia megastigma (Nees); Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Glycosidic conjugates of monoterpene alcohols, cucurbates and C-13 norisprenoids in Boronia megastigma; 34th International Symposium on Essential Oils
Glycosuria in the koala; Annual Scientific Meeting of ASCEPT
Gravistimulation leads to asymmetry of both auxin and gibberellin levels in barley pulvini; Physiologia Plantarum
Hormonal changes during non-climacteric ripening in strawberry; Journal of Experimental Botany
Host response to natural infection by a stem canker (Cytonaema sp.) in the aerial bark of Eucalyptus globulus: a preliminary report; VII International Mycological Congress
Host responses to natural infection by Cytonaema sp. in the aerial bark of Eucalyptus globulus; Forest Pathology
How do soil nutrients affect within-plant patterns of herbivory in seedlings of Eucalyptus nitens?; Oecologia
Hydrogen/deuterium exchange on aromatic rings during atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry ; Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
Hypolipidaemic effect of crude extract from Carpobrotus rossii (pigface) in healthy rats; Food and Chemical Toxicology
Identification and quantification of endogenous gibberellins in apical buds and the cambial region of Eucalyptus; Physiologia Plantarum
Identification and variation of volatile compounds in sternal gland secretions of male koalas (phascolarctos cinereus); Journal of Chemical Ecology
Identification and variation of volatile compounds in the sternal gland secretions of related and non-related male Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) ; 12th Conference of the European Chemoreception Research Organization
Identification of desmostanol as a novel vertebrate sterol in short-beaked echidna secretions; Australian Mammalogy
Identification of Glycosides and aroma compounds in Boronia megastigma (Nees) using LC-UV/MS-SPE-NMR' ; XXIVth International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems
Identification of Glycosides of flavour and aroma compounds in Boronia megastigma (Nees) using LC-UV/MS-SPE-NMR; ICMBRS XXIV
Identification of glycosidic conjugates in Boronia megastigma (Nees) using LC-UV/MS-SPE-NMR; 24th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Sciences
Identification of hydrolysable tannins in the reaction zone of Eucalyptus nitens wood by high performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry; Phytochemical Analysis
Identification of potential aggregation pheromone components from Forficula auricularia in situ; 27th Annual meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology
Identification of the putative aggregation pheromone components emitted by the European earwig, Forficula auricularia; Chemoecology
Identification, synthesis and activity of sex pheromone components of the autumn gum moth, Mnesampela privata, (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), a defoliator of Eucalyptus ; International Organization for Biological and Integrated Control of Noxious Animals and Plants, working group meeting on Pheromones and Other Semiochemicals in Integrated Production
Identification, Synthesis and Field Testing of (3Z,6Z,9Z)-3,6,9-Henicosatriene, a Second Bioactive Component of the Sex Pheromone of the Autumn Gum Moth, Mnesampela privata; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Improved Detection of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids as Phenacyl Esters by HPLC-MS-MS; IVth International Symposium on the Interface between Analytical Chemistry and Microbiology
Improved detection of polyunsaturated fatty acids as phenacyl esters using liquid chromatography-ion trap mass spectrometry; Journal of Microbiological Methods
Improving European Earwig Management
Improving the Cost Efficiency of Quality Assurance Screening for Mycotoxins in Malting Barley; American Society of Brewing Chemists. Journal
Improving the Management of white fringed weevils on potatoes
Improving the management of white-fringed weevils in potatoes
In situ lubricant degradation in Antarctic marine sediments 1. Short-term changes; Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Infaunal recruitment, hydrocarbon degradation and bioturbation in Antarctic marine sediments; 4th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology
Infochemicals for the sustainable management of autumn gum moth and scarab beetle pests of bluegum plantations
Inheritance of resistance to mammalian herbivores and of plant defensive chemistry in an Eucalyptus species; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Inhibition of heart rot fungi of tropical Acacia spp. by antifungal flavanones; 4th Asian Mycology Congress
Interactive effects of nitrogen and irradiance on sustained xanthophyll cycle engagement, foliar tannin, and anthocyanin dynamics in evergreen leaves during winter; ComBio 2001
Is the essential oil from the Australian native plant Kunzea ambigua repellent to mosquitoes?; Medicines design to delivery
Jensenone: Biological reactivity of a marsupial antifeedant from Eucalyptus; Journal of Chemical Ecology
LC-MS method for the determination of albuterol enantiomers in human plasma using manual solid-phase extraction and a non-deuterated internal standard; Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Lipids of the tail gland, body and muzzle fur of the red fox, Vulpes Vulpes; Lipids
Lloyd Smythe Medal
Mammalian herbivores reveal marked genetic divergence among populations of an endangered plant species; Oikos: A Journal of Ecology
Mandibular gland secretions of two parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae); Journal of Chemical Ecology
Mass spectrometric determination of n-hydroxyphenacetin in urine using multiple metastable peak monitoring following thin-layer chromatography; Journal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Sciences and Applications
Mass Spectrometry and Gas Chromatography in Chemical Analysis and Identification: Experimental Factors and Case Studies
Mass Spectrometry and reverse phase HPLC techniques for the identification of degraded fossil pigments in lake sediments and their application in paleolimnology; Journal of Paleolimnology
Mass spectrometry for the determination of renal disease biomarkers in urine; 24th meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry
Mass Spectrometry in the Australian Landscape; ANZSMS24
Mass Spectrometry in the Australian Landscape; 20th RACI Research And Development Topics Conference in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
Mass Spectrometry in the characterization of metabolic pathways of terpenes in herbivorous marsupials; ANZSMS18
Metabolic fate of dietary terpenes from Eucalyptus radiata in common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus); Journal of Chemical Ecology
Metabolites of dietary 1,8-cineole in the male koala (Phascolarctos cinereus); Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C
Metabolomics reveals increased isoleukotoxin diol (12,13-DHOME) in human plasma after acute Intralipid infusion; Journal of Lipid Research
Microsomal metabolism and enzyme kinetics of the terpene p-cymene in the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula), koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) and rat; Xenobiotica
Microsomal metabolism of the terpene 1,8-cineole in the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula), koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), rat and human; Xenobiotica
Monoterpenes and epicuticular waxes help female Autumn Gum Moth differentiate between waxy and glossy Eucalyptus and leaves of different ages; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Morrison Medal
Myrmecia pilosula (Jack Jumper) ant venom: identification of allergens and revised nomenclature; Allergy
N-hydroxyphenacetin, a new urinary metabolite of phenacetin in the rat; Drug Metabolism and Disposition
Native pollinator management may be a key to improving fruit set in Tasmanian Mountain Pepper, Tasmannia lanceolata (Winteraceae), an emerging spice resource; Journal of Crop Improvement
Negative Ion Electrospray HPLC-MSn of Hydrolyzable Tannins; 15th International Mass Spectrometry Conference
Negative Ion Electrospray HPLC-MSn of hydrolyzable tannins; 15th International Mass Spectrometry Conference
Non-structural carbohydrates in woody plants compared among laboratories; Tree Physiology
Not led by the nose: volatiles from undamaged Eucalyptus hosts do not influence psyllid orientation; Insects
Novel detection of formylated phloroglucinol compounds (FPCs) in the wound-associated wood of Eucalyptus globulus and E. nitens; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Nursery conditions affect seedling chemistry, morphology and herbivore preferences for Eucalyptus nitens; Forest Ecology and Management
Oil degradation and infaunal recruitment in Antarctic marine sediments; Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry AND Australasian Society for Ecotoxicology, 'Solution to Pollution'
Oil Degradation in Antarctic Marine Sediments; Enviro 06
Olfactory communication in Australian marsupials with particular reference to Brushtail possum, koala, and eastern grey kangaroo; Advances in Chemical Signals in Vertebrates
Open split interfaces in capillary gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Yield and quantitative aspects; Journal of Chromatography A
Optimized extraction of anthocyanins from Reid Fruits’ Prunus avium ‘Lapins’ cherries; Food Chemistry
Optimizing flow-rates in capillary gas-chromatography mass-spectrometry; Journal of Chromatography
Oviposition responses of autumn gum moth: changes in epicuticular waxes used as an indicator of leaf age?; The Eleventh International Symposium of Insect-Plant Relationships
Oviposition responses of Autumn Gum Moth: Changes in epicuticular waxes used as an indicator of leaf age? ; 11th International Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships (SIP11)
Papyriferic Acid, an antifeedant triterpene from birch trees, inhibits succinate dehydrogenase from liver mitochondria; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Pattern Comparison Using Mass-spectrum matching software in Pyrolysis Chromatography of Synthetic Melanins; 1997 Conference - The Impact of Pharmaceutical Research on Drug Development and the Improvement in Health Care
Patterns of peripheral steroid metabolism vary with sex, season, and tissue type in blotched blue-tongued lizards (Tiliqua nigrolutea); General and Comparative Endocrinology
Pharmaceutical and preclinical evaluation of Advax adjuvant as a dose-sparing strategy for ant venom immunotherapy; Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Pharmaceutical Formulation and Stability of Jack Jumper Ant Venom for Immunotherapy; Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia 34th national Conference
Pharmacokinetics of 1,8-cineole, a dietary toxin, in the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula): significance for feeding; Xenobiotica
Phenolic acclimation to ultraviolet-A irradiation in Eucalyptus nitens seedlings raised across a nutrient environment gradient; Photosynthetica
Phylogeny explains variation in the root chemistry of Eucalyptus species; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Phytochemistry and Bioassay Studies of Fijian Palaquium stehlinii Christoph (Sapotaceae); Natural Product Sciences
Pigment dynamics during cold-induced photoinhibition of Acacia melanoxylon; Functional Plant Biology
Pilosulin 5, a novel histamine-releasing peptide of the Australian ant, Myrmecia pilosula (Jack Jumper Ant); Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Pilosulins: A review of the structure and mode of action of venom peptides from an Australian ant Myrmecia pilosula; Toxicon
Polyphenols in Acacia mangium and Acacia auriculiformis heartwood with reference to heart rot susceptibility; Journal of Wood Science
Polyunsaturated fatty acids in the psychrophilic bacterium Shewanella gelidimarina ACAM 456(T): molecular species analysis of major phospholipids and biosynthesis of eicosapentaenoic acid; Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Lipids & Lipid Metabolism
Population divergence in the ontogenetic trajectories of foliar terpenes of a Eucalyptus species; Annals of Botany
Post-Harvest Chemical Staining in Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon R. Br.); Holzforschung
Practical approaches to the analyses for pesticide residues in essential oils
Preliminary analysis of the volatile compounds associated with Paropsisterna bimaculata and two host-plant species, Eucalyptus regnans and E. nitens
Preliminary scoping for infochemicals used in ladybird aggregation
Proteomic Analysis of Myrmecia pilosula (Jack Jumper) Ant Venom; Toxicon
Quantitative trait loci for foliar terpenes in a global eucalypt species; Tree Genetics & Genomes
Quantitative urinary excretion of unmetabolised N tau-[Me-C-14]methylhistidine by the common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) Marsupialia; Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. A: Physiology
Reassessing the role of N-Hydroxytryptamine in auxin biosynthesis; Plant Physiology
Reassessing the role of YUCCAs in auxin biosynthesis; Plant Signaling & Behavior
Receiver Operating Characteristic curve analysis determines association of individual potato foliage volatiles with onion thrips preference, cultivar and plant age; PLoS ONE
Reductive disproportionation of carbon dioxide by a Sm(II) complex: Unprecedented f-block element reactivity giving a carbonate complex; Chemical Communications
Regiospecificity Profiles of Storage and Membrane Lipids from the Gill and Muscle Tissue of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salarL.) Grown at Elevated Temperature; Lipids
Residual transpiration as a component of salinity stress tolerance mechanism: a case study for barley; BMC Plant Biology
Resistance to the thrips vectors of Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) in potato; Journal of Insect Science
Responses to mild water deficit and rewatering differ among secondary metabolites but are similar among provenances within Eucalyptus species; Tree Physiology
Revisiting the Aufbau Reaction with Acetylene: Growth at Aluminium Producing a Unique Oligomer Distribution; Chemistry: A European Journal
Role of Eucalyptus globulus wound wood extractives: evidence of superoxide dismutase-like activity; Forest Pathology
Royal Australian Chemical Institute - Citation Award
Scent chemicals of the Brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Scent Chemicals of the Tail Gland of the Red Fox, Vulpes vulpes; Chemical Senses
Screening for host responses in Acacia to a canker and wilt pathogen, Ceratocystis manginecans; Forest Pathology
Seasonal fluctuations in pigment chemistry of co-occurring plant hemi-parasites of distinct form and function; Environmental and Experimental Botany
Sensitive detection of bacterial compatible solutes by a direct mass spectrometric approach ; 2nd International Conference on Predictive Microbiology
Sex and season influence gonadal steroid biosynthetic pathways, end-product production and steroid conjugation in blotched blue-tongued lizards (Tiliqua nigrolutea); General and Comparative Endocrinology
Simple, quantitative method for low molecular weight dissolved organic matter extracted from natural waters based upon high performance counter-current chromatography; Analytica Chimica Acta
Spatial scale of the patchiness of plant poisons: A critical influence on foraging efficiency; Ecology
Speciation of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the phospholipids of an Antarctic bacterium by fast atom bombardment tandem mass spectrometry; Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry
Stability of Myrmecia pilosula (Jack Jumper) Ant venom for use in immunotherapy; Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Stability of plant defensive traits among populations in two Eucalyptus species under elevated carbon dioxide; Journal of Chemical Ecology
Stems of the Arabidopsis pin1-1 mutant are not deficient in free indole-3-acetic acid; Planta
Steroid biosynthesis in a viviparous reptile, Tiliqua nigrolutea (Scincidae); 15th Annual
Strigolactones promote nodulation in pea; Planta: An International Journal of Plant Biology
Strigolactones regulate early events in nodulation; The 21st International Society of Plant Growth Substances
Study of New Extraction Methods for Separation of Anthocyanins from Red Grape Skins: Analysis by HPLC and LC-MS/MS; Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies
Synthesis and decomposition behavior of pallada(IV)cyclopentane complexes; Organometallics
Temporal variation of tannins (galloylglucoses), flavonols and anthocyanins in leaves of Eucalyptus nitens seedlings: implications for light attenuation and antioxidant activities; Australian Journal of Plant Physiology
The Autumn Gum Moth sex pheromone - an elusive blend of alkatrienes; ANZSMS22
The Dissipation of Tebuconazole and Propiconazole in Boronia (Boronia megastigma Nees); Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
The hormonal regulation of de-etiolation; Planta
The role of chemical and visual signals on the aggregation behaviour of the common spotted ladybird, Cleobora mellyi (Mulsant) and the Tasmanian ladybird, Harmonia conformis (Boisduval); 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference and Australasian Arachnological Society 2012
Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) vector thrips preference and oviposition performance in potato
Towards complete identification of allergens in Jack Jumper (Myrmecia pilosula) ant venom and their clinical relevance: An immunoproteomic approach; Clinical and Experimental Allergy
Traumatic oil glands induced by pruning in the wound-associated phloem of Eucalyptus globulus; VII International Mycological Congress
Traumatic oil glands induced by pruning in the wound-associated phloem of Eucalyptus globulus: chemistry and histology; Trees: Structure and Function
Triacylglycerol estolides, a new class of mammalian lipids, in the paracloacal gland of the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula); Lipids
Tryptophan metabolism in chronic kidney disease is related to the inflammation marker neopterin and to neuropsychological measures; ANZSN 51st Annual Scientific Meeting 2015
Tryptophan metabolism, its relation to inflammation and stress markers and association with psychological and cognitive functioning: Tasmanian Chronic Kidney Disease pilot study; BMC Nephrology
Uncoupling brassinosteroid levels and de-etiolation in pea; Physiologia Plantarum
Unexpected property of ectoine synthase and its application for synthesis of the engineered compatible solute ADPC ; Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Unraveling the mechanism of polymerisation with the Phillips catalyst; Organometallics
Unsaturated diether lipids in the psychrotrophic archaeon Halorubrum lacusprofundi; Systematic and Applied Microbiology
Use of the Anti-Oxidant Butylated Hydroxytoluene in situ for the Synthesis of Readily Oxidized Compounds: Application to the Synthesis of the Moth Pheromone (Z,Z,Z)-3,6,9-Nonadecatriene; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Using F2 families to search for genetic based pest resistance in Eucalyptus globulus; IUFRO International Symposium, Developing the Eucalypt of the Future
Variation in constitutive and induced chemistry in the needles, bark and roots of young Pinus radiata trees; Trees
Variation in leaf oils of Eucalyptus nitens and E. denticulata; Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
Volatile and odorous compounds from the bryozoan Biflustra perfragilis; Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
Volatile organic compounds in runners near a roadway: increased blood levels after short-duration exercise; British Journal of Sports Medicine
Volatile scent chemicals in the urine of the red fox, Vulpes vulpes; PLoS ONE
Whole-plant versus leaf-level regulation of photosynthetic responses after partial defoliation in Eucalyptus globulus saplings; Journal of Experimental Botany
Whose Cues? Mixed-Species Aggregation in Ladybirds: Physiology, Behaviour and Chemistry; International Chemical Ecology Conference
Working to identify an exciting steroid in a viviparous skink, Tiliqua nigrolutea; Australian and New Zealand Society for Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry 20th Annual Conference
Wound wood formation in Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus nitens: anatomy and chemistry; Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Research Projects

34th Symposium on Essential Oils, Wurzburg, Germany; AgriFutures (AgFut)
A Metabolomics/Proteomics Approach to Identifying Flowering Hormones in Plants; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Aroma and Flavour Products from Plant Waste; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Detoxification of Eucalyptus Terpenes by Arboreal Marsupials; Australian Koala Foundation (AKLF)
Drug involvement in road accidents; Transport Tasmania (TT)
Drugs and road accidents; Australian Research Council (ARC)
High resolution organic mass spectrometer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Improving European earwig management in pome and cherry orchards through use of pheromones; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Improving Management of White-Fringed Weevils in Potatoes; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Info-chemicals for the environmentally Sustainable Management of Autumn Gum Moth and Scarab Beetle Pests of Bluegum Plantations; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Linking Environmental Stress in Pine Plantations to Bark Stripping by Browsers and Fungal Attack: Developing Novel Options for Management; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Linking plant genetics and chemistry to maximise tree production in the softwood industry; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Love Stinks: Pheromone mating behaviour and individuality in the echidna; Trust of M.A. Ingram (INGRAM)
New Flavour Products from Tasmanian Blackcurrant and Raspberry Fruits; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Pesticide residue analysis in fresh and processed vegetables; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Phytochemistry of Thrips Resistance in Potato and Its Influence on Acquisition and Transmission of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Purchase of a High Resolution Organic Mass Spectrometer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Purchase of an ultra-performance liquid chromatograph-triple quadrupole mass spectrometer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Resolving Dissolved Organic Matter: New Multi-dimensional Separation Approaches.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Tasmania: a selenium-deficient state?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The role of plant hormones in legume symbioses; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Beetle aggregation research
Chemika impurity characterisation - ICH guidelines
The Insect Plant Chemical Ecology Network

Research Candidate Supervision

Auxin-Gibberellin Interactions in Barley
Chemical Communication for Reproduction in the Tasmanian Short-Beaked Echidna, Tachyglossus Aculeatus Setosus
Elucidating the Role of Compatible Solutes in Tolerance to Oxidative Stress
Infaunal Recruitment, Lubricant Oil Degradation and Bioturbation in Antarctic Marine Sediments
Pharmaceutical Studies on Jack Jumper Ant Venom Immunotherapy Products
Saffron (Crocus sativus)- Post Harvest Technology for Optimising Spice Quality - and New Product Potential
Studies on the Carotenoid and Glycosidic Precursors of Aroma and Flavour Compounds in Boronia Megastigma (Nees)
The Chemical Ecology, Genetics and Impact of the European Earwig in Apple and Cherry Orchards
The role of phytotoxins in ray blight disease of pyrethrum and significance of toxin tolerance
Thrips Vectors and Resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) in Potato