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Researcher: Corkrey, SR (Dr Ross Corkrey)

Fields of Research

Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Agronomy
Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Tree Nutrition and Physiology
Agricultural Land Management
Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science)
Crop and Pasture Production
Animal Management
Computer-Human Interaction
Horticultural Production
Applied Statistics
Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology
Landscape Ecology
Natural Resource Management
Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction
Microbial Ecology
Oenology and Viticulture
Stochastic Analysis and Modelling
Terrestrial Ecology
Conservation and Biodiversity
Agroforestry
Forestry Pests, Health and Diseases
Land Capability and Soil Degradation
Agricultural Production Systems Simulation
Biostatistics
Health Promotion
Systems Biology
Ecological Physiology
Astrobiology
Plant Pathology
Population Ecology
Microbiology
Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Cell Development, Proliferation and Death
Post Harvest Horticultural Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage)
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Environmental Monitoring
Information Systems
Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling
Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Proteomics and Intermolecular Interactions (excl. Medical Proteomics)
Animal Growth and Development
Carbon Sequestration Science
Animal Production
Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Environmental Management
Soil Physics
Soil Sciences
Agricultural Engineering
Expert Systems
Decision Support and Group Support Systems
Biological Adaptation

Research Objectives

Vegetables
Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne)
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Hardwood Plantations
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Stone Fruit
Pome Fruit, Pip Fruit
Industrial Crops
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management
Sheep - Wool
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Wine Grapes
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils
Horticultural Crops
Rural Water Evaluation (incl. Water Quality)
Forestry
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops
Behaviour and Health
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Integration of Farm and Forestry
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Native and Residual Pastures
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Food Safety
Rehabilitation of Degraded Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Sheep - Meat
Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products)
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Forest Product Traceability and Quality Assurance
Native Forests
Browse Crops
Table Grapes
Climate and Climate Change
Soils
Plant Extract Crops (e.g. Pyrethrum, Jojoba)
Forest and Woodlands Soils
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Softwood Plantations
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Beef Cattle
Substance Abuse
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change

Career Best Publications

A Bayesian capture-recapture population model with simultaneous estimation of heterogeneity; Journal of the American Statistical Association
Generalized Electronic Interviewing System (GEIS): A program and scripting method for conducting interviews in multiple modes; Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers
Interactive voice response: Review of studies 1989-2000; Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers
Protein thermodynamics can be predicted directly from biological growth rates; PLoS One
Site condition monitoring of bottlenose dolphins within the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation: 2008 - 2010
Universality of thermodynamic constants governing biological growth rates; PLoS One

Research Publications

(Co)variation of microbial thermal traits across the thermokinetic range of life on Earth; Astrobiology Science Conference 2015
A Bayesian capture-recapture population model with simultaneous estimation of heterogeneity; Journal of the American Statistical Association
A Bayesian model of pasture curing; 22nd International Grassland Congress 2013
A comparison of four computer-based telephone interviewing methods: getting answers to sensitive questions; Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers
A comparison of potato seed-tuber sampling strategies using visual and DNA analyses to estimate incidence of major seed tuber-borne pathogens; European Journal of Plant Pathology
A plant-physiology approach to a fire-y problem; 22nd International Grassland Congress
A weighted coefficient model for estimation of Australian daily soil temperature at depths of 5 cm to 100 cm based on air temperature and rainfall; Australian Journal of Soil Research
Ambient climate and soil effects on the headspace under clear mulch film; Agricultural Systems
Amino Acids: A short-term nitrogen source for establishing irrigated pastures; 18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017
An assessment of the current condition of the Moray Firth bottlenose dolphin population
Analyzing temporally correlated dolphin sightings data using generalized estimating equations; Marine Mammal Science
Benchmarking nitrous oxide emissions in deciduous tree cropping systems; Soil Research
Can climate at the seed-source predict the success of eucalypts planted on sites that have been grazed for over 100 years?; Forest Ecology and Management
Characteristics of arboreal marsupial habitat in the semi-arid woodlands of northern Queensland; Wildlife Research
Characterizing eucalypt leaf phenology and stress with spectral analysis; Innovations in Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry
Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) can beat the heat during summer drought in southeast Australian dairying regions; 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015
Childhood asthma: Can computers aid detection in general practice? ; British Journal of General Practice
Coincidence of maximum severity of powdery mildew on grape leaves and the carbohydrate sink-to-source transition; Plant Pathology
Comparing the risk of phosphorus runoff following single and split phosphorus fertiliser applications in two contrasting catchments using rainfall simulation and Bayesian modelling; 19th World Congress of Soil Science
Controlled traffic as the basis of sustainable soil management for intensive vegetable production; 5th Joint Soil Science Australia and New Zealand Society of Soil Science Conference
Developing grass curing algorithms for decision support tools; 15th Australian Agronomy Conference 2010
Development and evaluation of predictive habitat models to assist the conservation planning of a threatened lucanid beetle, Hoplogonus simsoni, in north-east Tasmania; Biological Conservation
Distribution, habitat and conservation of two threatened stag beetles, Hoplogonus bornemisszai and H. vanderschoori (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) in north-east Tasmania; Australian Zoologist
Does biochar improve apple productivity?
Does low-intensity surface fire increase water- and nutrient-availability to overstorey Eucalyptus gomphocephala?; Plant and Soil
Dry matter production of winter wheat, cultivars ‘Brennan’ and ‘Revenue’, does not increase after application of gibberellic acid; 18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017
Effect of a community action intervention on cervical cancer screening rates in rural Australian towns: The CART project; Preventive Medicine
Effect of P fertiliser application strategy and soil P sorption properties on 'incidental' P fertiliser characteristics using laboratory techniques and long term Bayesian risk modelling; 19th World Congress of Soil Science
Eight years of annual monitoring of DNA of soil-borne potato pathogens in farm soils in south eastern Australia; Australasian Plant Pathology
Establishment of native Eucalyptus pauciflora and exotic Eucalyptus nitens on former grazing land; New Forests
Estimating annual generation rates of total P and total N for different land uses in Tasmania, Australia; Journal of Environmental Management
Estimating Nutrient Loads and Turbidity for Tasmanian Catchments. Landscape Logic Technial Report
Foliar treatment of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid for control of common scab in potato have beneficial effects on powdery scab control; The Scientific World Journal
Fruit colour, size and temperature effects on the shelf life of sweet cherry; XXVIII International Horticultural Congress on Science and Horticulture for People (IHC2010)
Generalized Electronic Interviewing System (GEIS): A program and scripting method for conducting interviews in multiple modes; Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers
Habitat and plant diversity of Trifolium tumens (Steven ex M. Bieb.) collected in Azerbaijan and its characterisation and field evaluation in Tasmania, Australia; Crop & Pasture Science
Hematologic and serum biochemical changes associated with Devil Facial Tumor Disease in Tasmanian Devils; Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Hematologic and serum biochemical reference intervals for wild Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii); Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Host location and parasitism of Brevicoryne brassicae in diversified broccoli cropping systems; Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata
Host testing, establishment and biology of the gorse soft shoot moth, Agonopterix umbellana (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae), a potential biological control agent for gorse, Ulex europaeus L. (Fabaceae), in Australia; Biological Control
Identification of the putative aggregation pheromone components emitted by the European earwig, Forficula auricularia; Chemoecology
Impact of biochar amendment on the growth, physiology and fruit of a young commercial apple orchard; Trees
Impact of short-rotation Acacia hybrid plantations on soil properties of degraded lands in Central Vietnam; Soil Research
Increasing seed yield in Papaver somniferum L. with the use of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.); 18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017
Increasing Seed Yield in Poppies; Annual Research Update - Tasmanian Alkaloids
Increasing Seed Yield in Poppies
Increasing seed yield in poppies - phase 2
Influence of soil parent material and clay content of Dermosols on soil carbon content in Tasmania; Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference
Influences of seedling size, container type and mammal browsing on the establishment of Eucalyptus globulus in plantation forestry; New Forests
Interactive voice response: Review of studies 1989-2000; Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers
Investigating the commonality of growth rates of domains Bacteria and Archaea; International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) Conference
Land use and management influences on surface soil organic carbon in Tasmania; Soil Research
Leaf growth and senescence rates in brown-back wallaby grass; 22nd International Grassland Congress 2013
Leaf growth and senescence rates of three pasture grasses and wheat; Crop and Pasture Science
Long-term trends in the use of a protected area by small cetaceans in relation to changes in population status; Global Ecology and Conservation
Managing P fertilisers and soil fertility in grazed dairy systems to protect surface water quality; Recent Advances in Soil Science
Maximum severity of powdery mildew on grape leaves coincides with the sink to source transition; Grapevine Downy and Powdery Mildew, International Workshop
Modeling pathogen DNA content and visual disease assessment in seed tubers to inform disease in potato progeny root, stolon and tubers; Plant Disease
Modeling the risk of phosphorus runoff following single and split phosphorus fertilizer applications in two contrasting catchments; Journal of Environmental Quality
Near-term pasture growth rate forecasts: which method works best?; 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015
Opportunity beckons for livestock production through pasture improvement at a landscape scale; 53rd Annual Conference of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia Inc 2012
Optimal rates of 2,4-dichlophenoxyacetic acid foliar application for control of common scab in potato; Annals of Applied Biology
Pea cultivar evaluation report: first planting, 19th August 2015
Pea Cultivar Evaluation Report: Late Planting, 26th October 2016
Pea cultivar evaluation report: second planting, 28th October 2015
Perception of climate change and its impact by smallholders in pastoral/agropastoral systems of Borana, South Ethiopia; SpringerPlus
Perceptions and knowledge of measurement in selection programs: A survey of stud merino breeders in Australia; Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
Phosphorus runoff risk from different fertiliser strategies using rainfall simulation and Bayesian modeling; Nutrient Management Workshop 2011
Phosphorus runoff risk from different fertilizer strategies using rainfall simulation and Bayesian modelling; International Phosphorus Transfer Workshop
Photosynthetic responses of field-grown Pinus radiata trees to artificial and aphid-induced defoliation; Tree Physiology: An International Botanical Journal
Pilot trial of a novel cervical screening intervention: Interactive Voice Response; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Predictive microbiology theory and application: is it all about rates?; Food Control
Predictive thresholds for forecasting the compatibility of Forficula auricularia and Aphelinus mali as biological control agents against woolly apple aphid in apple orchards; Biocontrol
Pressing the key pad: trial of a novel approach to health promotion advice; Preventive Medicine
Production and management considerations of running wethers, hemi-castrates and induced cryptorchids for wool production; Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
Production interactions between combinations of 4 perennial legumes and 5 perennial grasses, grown under high input management with and without applications of nitrogen; 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Protein thermodynamics can be predicted directly from biological growth rates; PLoS One
Quantifying the interactions between grazing interval, grazing intensity, and nitrogen on the yield and growth rate of dryland and irrigated perennial ryegrass; Crop and Pasture Science
Receiver Operating Characteristic curve analysis determines association of individual potato foliage volatiles with onion thrips preference, cultivar and plant age; PLoS ONE
Recovery after defoliation in Eucalyptus globulus saplings: respiration and growth; Trees: structure and function
Relationship between the application of foliar chemicals to reduce common scab disease of potato and correlation with thaxtomin A toxicity; Plant Disease: An International Journal of Applied Plant Pathology
Role of site in the mortality and production of Acacia mangium plantations in Indonesia; Southern Forests
Site condition monitoring of bottlenose dolphins within the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation: 2008 - 2010
Soil amelioration by Acacia hybrid: An assessment of soil condition for re-establishing native species in the tropics; 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference
Soil amendment with biochar: growth, physiology and fruit yield and quality of young 'Fuji' trees; International Symposium on Physiological Principles and Their Application to Fruit Production
Spacing uniformity - Yield effects and in-field measurement; American Potato Journal
Spectral characterization of necrosis from reflectance of Eucalyptus globulus leaves with Mycosphaerella leaf disease or subjected to artificial lesions; International Journal of Remote Sensing
Spectral studies of plantation eucalypts to develop remote sensing tools for forest helath detection, with reference to fungal pathogens; ICPP
Stability and resilience in Tasmanian native pastures? Using a decade of monitoring to inform land managers facing future climate scenarios; International Rangelands Congress 2011
Statistical aspects of the Tasmanian PCN Survey
Stoloniferous red clover cv. Rubitas is a valuable companion to PRG and phalaris; 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015
Summer production of alternative species in comparison to perennial ryegrass and white clover for high input pasture systems; 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Tasmanian Pasture Resource Audit: A review of the botanical composition of Tasmanian pastures in 2011 - Final Report
Tasmanian pasture resource audit: Snapshot of functional group composition in 2011; 16th Australian Agronomy Conference
The biokinetic spectrum for temperature; PLoS One
The biokinetic spectrum for temperature: astrobiological significance; 2016 Australasian Astrobiology Meeting
The distribution and habitat characteristics of a threatened lucanid beetle, Hoplogonus simsoni, in north east Tasmania; Pacific Conservation Biology
The effect of carbohydrate availability on postharvest fruit quality in sweet cherry; Acta Horticulturae
The effect of controlled traffic on soil physical properties and tillage requirements for vegetable production; Soil and Tillage Research
The effect of soil P sorption properties and phosphorus fertiliser application strategy on 'incidental' phosphorus fertiliser characteristics: a laboratory study; Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems
The maximum growth rate of life on Earth; International Journal of Astrobiology
The occurrence of potential tree hollows in the dry eucalypt forests of south-eastern Tasmania, Australia; Australian Zoologist
The role of stoloniferous red clover cv. Rubitas in establishing irrigated grass based pastures; Australasian Dairy Science Symposium 2016
The Tasmanian pasture resource audit: is perenniality a thing of the past? What adaptation actions are needed to increase perenniality into the future?; 2nd International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2012
Understanding infection pathways and tree factors for integrated disease management of brown rot and grey mould in sweet cherry; International Horticultural Congress 2014
Understanding infection risk factors for integrated disease management of brown rot and grey mould in sweet cherry; Acta Horticulturae
Universality of thermodynamic constants governing biological growth rates; PLoS One
Whole-plant versus leaf-level regulation of photosynthetic responses after partial defoliation in Eucalyptus globulus saplings; Journal of Experimental Botany

Research Projects

Improving MSA compliance on King Island; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Optimal management of pre-harvest rot in sweet-cherry; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Optimising Cherry Firmness, Size and Post-Harvest Shelf Life: Fruit Set and Crop Load, Tree and Fruit Nutrition; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Sheep CRC 2014-2019; CRC for Sheep Industry Innovation (CRCSII)
A Bayesian Capture-Recapture model in R
Factors that underpin the certainty of yield and quality for cool climate viticulture
HAL Project
Increasing seed yield in poppies
Increasing Seed Yield in Poppies - Phase 2
Robust modelling approaches for predicting responses to climate change
Sense-T Stage 2: Viticulture

Research Candidate Supervision

Development of Pasture Growth Models for Grassland Fire Danger Risk Assessment
The Effect of Pre-Harves Tree Management on Fruit Quality and Phenolic Chemistry in a Sweet Cherry During Post-Harvest Storage