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Researcher: Wilson, MD (Dr Matthew Wilson)

Fields of Research

Food packaging, preservation and processing
Horticultural crop growth and development
Food safety, traceability, certification and authenticity
Post harvest horticultural technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Sustainable agricultural development
Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Crop and pasture nutrition
Horticultural crop improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Plant physiology
Food technology
Food chemistry and food sensory science
Agrochemicals and biocides (incl. application)
Crop and pasture post harvest technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Surface water hydrology
Agricultural economics

Research Objectives

Fresh fruits and vegetables (post harvest)
Horticultural crops
Ornamentals, natives, flowers and nursery plants
Berry fruit (excl. kiwifruit)
Sustainability indicators
Processed food products and beverages (excl. dairy products)
Carcass meat (incl. fish and seafood)
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Terrestrial biodiversity
Field grown vegetable crops
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Manufacturing standards and calibrations
Air freight
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Crop and pasture protection chemicals
Processed meat products
Other Indigenous

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Effects of N, P and K on polygodial leaf extract of Tasmannia lanceolata (Poir.) A.C. Smith; Journal of Essential Oil Research
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
Effects of tree guards and mulching on plantation establishment of 'Tasmanian Native Pepper' (Tasmannia lanceolata (Poir.) A.C. Smith); Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Horticultural ecophysiology of Tasmanian native pepper; XI International Symposium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems
Innovative packaging of fresh food products; Food Australia
Innovative processes and technologies for packaging of fresh fruit and vegetables: a review; Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
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
Plant nutrition, growth and polygodial production of Tasmannia lanceolata; XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: V World Congress on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and International Symposium on Plants, as Factories of Natural Substances, Edible and Essential Oils
Recent advances in postharvest technologies to extend the shelf life of blueberries (Vaccinium sp.), raspberries (Rubus idaeus L.) and blackberries (Rubus sp.); Journal of Berry Research
Shelf-life extension of fresh basil, coriander, mint and parsley; International Forum on Horticultural Product Quality
Towards delivering on the sustainable development goals in greenhouse production systems; Resources, Conservation and Recycling

Research Projects

Agricultural Innovation Hubs Program; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Drought Resilience Tasmania - Actionable Knowledge and Solutions for Sustainable Prosperity; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Investigating environmental and management effects on iodine concentrations of Australian wheat for human health; Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
Developing tools to screen native pepper for resistance to dieback and tolerance to drought
Ethylene absorption technology to extend the shelf-life of fresh horticultural produce

Research Candidate Supervision