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Researcher: Hardie, MA (Mr Marcus Hardie)

Fields of Research

Soil Physics
Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Land Capability and Soil Degradation
Carbon Sequestration Science
Horticultural Production
Agricultural Land Management
Soil Sciences
Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Agronomy
Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Soil Biology
Forestry Pests, Health and Diseases
Farming Systems Research
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
Forestry Management and Environment
Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Agricultural Engineering
Information and Computing Sciences
Post Harvest Horticultural Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage)

Research Objectives

Pome Fruit, Pip Fruit
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management
Soils
Land and Water Management of environments
Urban and Industrial Water Management
Atmospheric Composition (incl. Greenhouse Gas Inventory)
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Vegetables
Barley
Hardwood Plantations
Management of Water Consumption by Plant Production
Wheat
Stone Fruit
Horticultural Crops
Forest and Woodlands Land Management
Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Forest and Woodlands Water Management
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Coastal and Estuarine Land Management
Rehabilitation of Degraded Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne)
Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Plant Production
Softwood Plantations
Computer Software and Services

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

2nd International Conference on Hydropedology, Germany
Advances in the repair and rehabilitation of tunnel erosion, Dunalley, Tasmania; ASSSI - ASPAC National Soils Conference
Benchmarking nitrous oxide emissions in deciduous tree cropping systems; Soil Research
Biosolid Reuse in Southern Tasmania: a win-win for everyone; EIANZ Conference
Can soil crusting be reduced through application of gypsum, organic waste, and phosphoric acid?; Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
Consequences of soil crust formation on soil hydraulic properties and irrigation performance; 5th Joint Soil Science Australia and New Zealand Society of Soil Science Conference
Determining the frequency, depth and velocity of preferential flow by high frequency soil moisture monitoring; Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
Development of preferential flow below a soil moisture threshold; Soil Solutions for a Changing World
Development of unstable flow and reduced hydraulic conductivity due to water repellence and restricted drainage; Vadose Zone Journal
Dispersive Soils and their Management, Technical Reference Manual; Sustainable Land Use, DPIW, State of Tasmania
Does biochar improve apple productivity?
Does biochar influence soil physical properties and soil water availability?; Plant and Soil
Effect of antecedent soil moisture on infiltration and preferential flow in texture contrast soils
Effect of antecedent soil moisture on preferential flow in a texture-contrast soil; Journal of Hydrology
Effect of biochar application on soil water availability and hydraulic conductivity; Soil Science Australia National Soil Science Conference 2014
Effect of biochar on nutrient leaching in a young apple orchard; Journal of Environmental Quality
Effect of leaching on hydrophobicity and infiltration into a texture constrast soil; Soil Solutions for a Changing World
Effect of sprinkler droplet size on the development of a surface crust and infiltration of a highly cultivated agricultural soil; Irrigation 2011 - New Horizons, Fresh Ideas Conference
Effects of Eucalypt and Acacia plantations on soil water in Sumatra; New Forests
Effects of application of poppy waste on spinach yields, soil properties, and soil carbon sequestration in southern Tasmania; Australian Journal of Soil Research
Efficiency and efficacy of drip irrigation in a Tasmanian Vineyard Irrigation performance was determined by dye tracer staining, soil hydraulic assessment and modelling; 5th Joint Soil Science Australia and New Zealand Society of Soil Science Conference
Error and uncertainty with the determination of the soil water retention function and saturated hydraulic conductivity for soil water modelling; 5th Joint Soil Science Australia and New Zealand Society of Soil Science Conference
Estimating the nature, timing, and depth of preferential flow in a texture-contrast soil; 5th Joint Soil Science Australia and New Zealand Society of Soil Science Conference
Evaluation of electrical resistivity imaging (ERI) for in situ mapping of drip irrigation and fertigation wetting patterns; Soil Science Australia National Soil Science Conference 2014
Evaluation of methods for determining soil aggregate stability; Soil and Tillage Research
Evaluation of rapid approaches for determining the soil water retention function and saturated hydraulic conductivity in a hydrologically complex soil; Soil and Tillage Research
Evaluation of the use of poppy waste for increasing soil organic carbon and production of Boccane Spinach (Spinach oleracea); ASSSI - ASPAC National Soils Conference
Halophytes as a Possible Alternative to Desalination Plants: Prospects of Recycling Saline Wastewater During Coal Seam Gas Operations; Halophytes for Food Security in Dry Lands
Hydropedology and preferential flow in the Tasmanian texture-contrast soils; Vadose Zone Journal
Hydropedology of the Tasmanian texture-contrast soils; 5th Joint Soil Science Australia and New Zealand Society of Soil Science Conference
Identifying the causes of soil aggregate breakdown under intensive packet salad production; Soil Science Australia National Soil Science Conference 2014
Impact of biochar amendment on the growth, physiology and fruit of a young commercial apple orchard; Trees
Influence of antecedent soil moisture on hydraulic conductivity in a series of texture-contrast soils; Hydrological Processes
Influence of antecedent soil moisture on the occurrence of preferential flow in a series of texture contrast soils; 2nd International Conference on Hydropedology
Influence of climate, water content and leaching on seasonal variations in potential water repellence; Hydrological Processes
Influence of soil properties on the aggregate stability of cultivated sandy clay loams; Journal of Soils and Sediments
Measuring soil salinity; Plant Salt Tolerance: Methods and Protocols
Precision fertigation for improved apple orchard productivity; Fruit Growers Tasmania Annual May Conference 2014
Precision fertigation for improved apple orchard productivity; Regional Stone and Pomefruit R&D Forum 2014
Precision fertigation for improved apple orchard productivity; 2016 Future Orchards National Tour
Precision nitrogen fertigation and irrigation management for improved apple quality; Acta Horticulturae
Precision nitrogen fertigation for improved apple quality and reduced leaching; 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014
Preferable flow in a texture constrast soil; Joint Soils Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Societies of Soil Science
Quantifying the potential contribution of soil carbon to orchard carbon footprints; Acta Horticulturae
Quantifying the potential contribution of soil carbon to orchard carbon footprints; International Horticultural Congress
Reducing N2O emissions in key perennial tree crop industries; National Agricultural Nitrous Oxide Research Program (NANORP) Meeting
Reducing N2O emissions in key perennial tree crop industries; National Agricultural Nitrous Oxide Research Program (NANORP) Meeting
Rehabilitation of field tunnel erosion using techniques developed for construction with dispersive soils; Australian Journal of Soil Research
Review of ongoing activities to improve management of dispersive soils in peri-urban areas; Joint Soils Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Societies of Soil Science
Review of Tunnel Erosion: Its Cause, Management and Repair in Southern Tasmania; Wines, Mines & Community
Role of site in the mortality and production of Acacia mangium plantations in Indonesia; Southern Forests
Root architecture of barley in duplex soils under irrigation; Rhizosphere 3
Sap flow in apple trees using the heat-pulse method; 10th International Workshop on Sap Flow
Seasonal variation in potential water repellence and its effects on soil hydraulic properties; 2nd International Conference on Hydropedology
Simple in situ approaches for determining the timing, depth and magnitude of preferential flow; 2nd International Conference on Hydropedology
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
Soil carbon and nutrient services under Australian apple production systems; Acta Horticulturae
Soil carbon and nutrient services under Australian apple production systems; Accurate and Efficient Use of Nutrients on Farms: 26th Annual FLRC Workshop
Soil carbon and soil health in apple orchards
Soil carbon sequestration in cool temperate dryland pastures: mechanisms and management options; Soil Research
Soil health: what is it, and what is TIA doing about it?; TIA 2013 Science Showcase
Strategic Irrigation and Nitrogen Assessment Tool for Apples (SINATA); Apple and pear Speed Updating 2017
Subsurface Lateral Flow in Texture-Contrast (Duplex) Soils and Catchments with Shallow Bedrock; Applied and Environmental Soil Science
Survey of soil carbon and nutrient services in Australian apple orchards; Accurate and Efficient Use of Nutrients on Farms: 26th Annual FLRC Workshop
The effect of controlled traffic on soil physical properties and tillage requirements for vegetable production; Soil and Tillage Research
The effect of irrigation on barley root architecture, yield and water-use efficiency in vertic duplex soils; Irrigation 2011
Trends in carbon stocks in apple orchards
Two dimensional modelling of nitrate flux in a commercial apple orchard; Soil Science Society of America Journal
Understanding carbohydrate and nutrient storage and remobilisation in fruitlet abscission for sweet cherry; Horticulture for the Future Conference
Understanding the role of nitrogen management in apple orcharding to mitigate nitrous oxide emissions; National Agricultural Nitrous Oxide Research Program (NANORP) Meeting
Understanding the role of nitrogen management in apple orcharding to mitigate nitrous oxide emissions; 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014
Water woes test farmers

Research Projects

2012: 2nd International Conference on Hydropedology, Germany; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Increasing Productivity and Profitability of Indonesian Smallholder Plantations; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
PIPS Orchard Productivity Program; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Reducing nitrous oxide emissions in key perennial tree crop industries; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Smarter Irrigation for profit; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
SMARTfarm Learning Hub: Next Generation Technologies for Agricultural Education; Office for Learning & Teaching (OLT)
Sustaining vegetable production with controlled traffic and sub-soil manuring; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
The National Biochar Initiative II - A country wide approach to Biochar systems (DAFF); Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Water for Profit ; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
DPIPWE Soils Research
Improved productivity and profitability for the Australian apple and pear industry
Sense-T Stage 2: Sensor-smart irrigation
Soil science and landscape management

Research Candidate Supervision

Crop Water Productivity Functions to Evaluate the Growth and Production of Wheat
Phosphorus Concentration in Runoff from Two Tasmanian Pasture Soils Following Wastewater Application
Process of soil formation and prediction of soil distribution in either forest or viticultural landscapes of Tasmania
The Effect of Irrigation on Water-use Efficiency and Root Growth of Barley in Duplex Soils in Tasmania in a Pasture Phase Rotation