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Researcher: Swarts, ND (Dr Nigel Swarts)

Fields of Research

Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Terrestrial Ecology
Horticultural Production
Conservation and Biodiversity
Oenology and Viticulture
Mycology
Post Harvest Horticultural Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage)
Food Processing
Nutritional Physiology
Wine Chemistry and Wine Sensory Science
Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Crop and Pasture Nutrition
Soil Physics
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Nutrition and Dietetics
Fisheries Sciences
Plant Biology
Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
Entrepreneurship
Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Research Objectives

Pome Fruit, Pip Fruit
Stone Fruit
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Ornamentals, Natives, Flowers and Nursery Plants
Wine Grapes
Atmospheric Composition (incl. Greenhouse Gas Inventory)
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Horticultural Crops
Urban and Industrial Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Nutrition
Summer Grains and Oilseeds
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils
Health
Berry Fruit (excl. Kiwifruit)
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments
Beverages (excl. Fruit Juices)
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Fisheries - Wild Caught
Nutraceuticals and Functional foods
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Tobacco

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

An orchid conservation partnership for southeastern Australia; 6th International Orchid Conservation Congress (IOCC6)
Apple orchard fertigation trial: second season results
Apple tree and fruit nutrition for improved productivity; Plenary presentation for the Apple Pear Australia LTD, Productivity, Irrigation, Pests, Soils (PIPS) Program V2
Apple tree and fruit nutrition for improved productivity; Plenary presentation for the Apple Pear Australia LTD, Productivity, Irrigation, Pests, Soils (PIPS) Program V2
Apple tree and fruit nutrition for improved productivity; Apple Pear Australia LTD, Productivity, Irrigation, Pests, Soils (PIPS) Program V2
Apple variety and maturity profiling of base ciders using UV spectroscopy; Food Chemistry
Are desserts seconds ripe for cider?; 2016 National Horticulture Convention
Benchmarking nitrous oxide emissions in deciduous tree cropping systems; Soil Research
Building the technological toolkit for orchid conservation; 6th International Orchid Conservation Congress (IOCC6)
Characterization of microsatellite loci in the endangered grand spider orchid Caladenia huegelii (Orchidaceae); Molecular Ecology Notes
Cherries ripe for research
Conservation Methods for Terrestrial Orchids; J. Ross Publishing
Defining conservation units in a complex of morphologically similar, sexually deceptive, highly endangered orchids; Biological Conservation
Diversity and abundance of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in native and managed landscape in Tasmania, Australia; 9th International Conference on Mycorrhiza
Diversity and distribution of mycorrhizal fungi associating with Caladenia in the biodiversity hotspot South-west Australia; 5th International Orchid Conservation Congress 2013
Do your farm management practises influence green house gas emissions?
Does integrated conservation of terrestrial orchids work?; 3rd International Orchid Conservation Congress
Does integrated conservation of terrestrial orchids work? ; 3rd International Orchid Conservation Congress 2007
Does your farm management practises influence green house gas emissions?
Drip irrigation wetting patterns and nitrate distribution: comparison between electrical resistivity (ERI), dye tracer, and 2D soil-water; Irrigation Science
Early-season nitrogen use to manipulate yield and wine phenolics; 16th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference
Ecological specialization in mycorrhizal symbiosis leads to rarity in an endangered orchid; Molecular Ecology
Effect of fertiliser type and mycorrhizal inoculation on growth and development of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.); Rhizosphere
Effect of humic based soil conditioner, effective microbes and fertiliser on growth and flowering of sunflower; 29th International Horticultural Congress
Effect of humic based soil conditioner, effective microbes and fertiliser on growth and flowering of sunflower (Helianthus annus L. ‘Dwarf Sunsation’); XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes: International Symposia on Water, Eco-Efficiency and Transformation of Organic Waste in Horticultural Production
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
Ex situ conservation and cryopreservation of orchid germplasm; International Journal of Plant Sciences
Exploring functional applications of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in sweet cherry and links to fruit quality; 9th International Conference on Mycorrhiza
Genetic diversity in fragmented populations of the critically endangered spider orchid Caladenia huegelii: implications for conservation; Conservation Genetics
Geographical range and host breadth of Sebacina orchid mycorrhizal fungi associating with Caladenia in south-western Australia; Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society
Improved tree and fruit nutrition for the Australian apple industry; Apple Pear Australia LTD, Productivity, Irrigation, Pests, Soils (PIPS) Program V2 Partner forum
Improved tree and fruit nutrition for the Australian apple industry; Apple Pear Australia LTD Speed Updating Plenary session 2018
Informed pruning decisions; Under Vine Cover Crop & Mechanical Pruning Workshop for Wine Tasmania
Integrated conservation of the rare terrestrial orchid Caladenia huegelii; National Caladenia Workshop 2007
Integrated conservation of the rare terrestrial orchid Caladenia huegelii; 2nd International Orchid Conservation Congress 2004
Is too much nitrogen a cause of poor fruit quality?
Measurement of sap flow in young apple trees using the average gradient heat-pulse method; X International Workshop on Sap Flow
More profit from nitrogen in cherries and mangoes; Australian Tree Crop
More profit from nitrogen in cherries and mangoes
Mycorrhizal preference promotes habitat invasion by a native Australian orchid: Microtis media; Annals of Botany
Nitrous oxide emissions - something to smile about; Australian Tree Crop
Optimising nutrient management for improved productivity and fruit quality in cherries
Optimising nutrient management in cherries; Invited plenary presentation for the Rural Research and Development for Profit, More Profit from Nitrogen Partner Forum
Optimising nutrient management in cherries; Rural Research and Development for Profit, More Profit from Nitrogen Partner Forum
Orchid re-introductions: an evaluation of success and ecological considerations using key comparative studies from Australia; Plant Ecology
Perspectives on orchid conservation in botanic gardens; Trends in Plant Science
Plant Mineral Nutrition; Plant Life on the Sandplains in Southwest Australia: A Global Biodiversity Hotspot
Pollinator rarity as a threat to a plant with a specialized pollination system; Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society
Polyphenolic Compounds in Sweet Cherries: A focus on Anthocyanins; Polyphenols: Mechanisms of Action in Human Health and Disease
Precision fertigation for improved apple orchard productivity; National Horticulture Convention 2015
Precision fertigation for improved apple orchard productivity; Apple & Pear Australia Limited Research Review - Speed Updating 2013
Precision fertigation for improved apple orchard productivity; Fruit Growers Tasmania Annual May Conference 2014
Precision fertigation for improved apple orchard productivity; 2016 Future Orchards National Tour
Precision fertigation for improved apple orchard productivity; Regional Stone and Pomefruit R&D Forum 2014
Precision fertigation for improved orchard productivity
Precision fertigation to improve apple orchard productivity
Precision nitrogen fertigation and irrigation management for improved apple quality; XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: International Symposia on the Physiology of Perennial Fruit Crops and Production Systems and Mechanisation, Precision Horticulture and Robotics
Precision nitrogen fertigation for improved apple quality and reduced leaching; 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014
Propagation and reintroduction of Caladenia; Australian Journal of Botany
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
Remote sensing of N deficiencies in apple and pear orchards; XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: International Symposia on the Physiology of Perennial Fruit Crops and Production Systems and Mechanisation, Precision Horticulture and Robotics
Role of nitrogen fertigation in cherry fruit quality and consumer perception; 7th International Cherry Symposium
Role of nitrogen fertigation in cherry fruit quality and consumer perception; 2013 Fruit Growers of Tasmania May Conference
Role of nitrogen fertigation in sweet cherry fruit quality and consumer perception of quality: At- and postharvest; VII International Cherry Symposium
Sacrificing cherry trees for greater good
Sap flow in apple trees using the heat-pulse method; 10th International Workshop on Sap Flow
Securing Tasmania's rarest orchids from extinction; The Running Postman
Seeding cider research in the Apple Isle; Batlow Cider Conference
She'll be apples with right timing
Strategic Irrigation and Nitrogen Assessment Tool for Apples (SINATA); Apple and pear Speed Updating 2017
Terrestrial Orchid conservation - Science into Action: Perspectives from Australia ; 5th International Symposium on Diversity and Conservation of Asian Orchids
Terrestrial orchid conservation and research - a Tasmanian perspective; 10th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference 2014
Terrestrial orchid conservation in the age of extinction; Annals of Botany
Terrestrial orchid conservation: from understanding the biology to implementing recovery actions; NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Saving our species program
The curious case of the Windswept Helmet-orchid; Australian Plants
The power of 'N'
The scientific principles underpinning inconsistencies in cider quality
The secret life of orchids; UTAS Research Week 2013
Threatened Tasmanian Orchids Flora Recovery Plan
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
Uptake and internal allocation of nitrogen in apple trees; VIII ISHS Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops
Uptake efficiency and internal allocation of nitrogen in apple trees; VIII International Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops
Using mycorrhizal fungi in orchid conservation; Fungi Conservation and Management Symposium 2012
Variation in nutrient-acquisition patterns by mycorrhizal fungi of rare and common orchids explains diversification in a global biodiversity hotspot; Annals of Botany
What becomes of nitrogen in your orchard?
What's new at TIA?; FruitGrowers Tasmania Conference
What’s new at TIA?; Fruit Growers Tasmania Annual May Conference

Research Projects

Building Quality in Tasmania's Cider Industry; Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI)
Determining dose response variations in human absorption and metabolism of anthocyanins from Tasmanian sweet cherries: a pilot cross-over study; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Diversity and abundance of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in native and managed landscapes in Tasmania; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Improving grapevine quality and yield through improved vine nutrition and pruning; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Optimising Cherry Firmness, Size and Post-Harvest Shelf Life: Fruit Set and Crop Load, Tree and Fruit Nutrition; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Optimising nutrient management for improved productivity and fruit quality in cherries; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Precision Fertigation for Improved Apple Orchard Productivity; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Reducing nitrous oxide emissions in key perennial tree crop industries; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Waste to profit in urchin fisheries: developing business opportunities to ensure fishery sustainability and safeguard reef dependant fisheries from destructive urchin grazing; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
DNA sequence analysis of mycorrhizal fungi
Improved productivity and profitability for the Australian apple and pear industry
Mapping Australian cider uniqueness for the production of high quality and consistent craft cider
Stabilising and increasing yield and quality in Tasmanian vineyards
Conservation of the Threatened Orchids in Tasmania's Midlands
Continental-Scale Specialisation in Mycorrhiza of Orchids
Enhancing Threatened Orchid Conservation at Rubicon Sanctuary
Extension - Enhancing Threatened Orchid Conservation at Rubicon Sanctuary
Integrated Conservation and Translocation Research Program for Caladenia Huegelii
Orchid Conservation Techniques Manual
Seed Collection and Mycorrhizal Isolation of Targeted Tasmania Orchid Taxa

Research Candidate Supervision

Effects of Anti-transpiration Agent on Growth, Yield, Fruit Quality and Increasing Water use Efficiency on Apple Trees under Deficit Irrigation and High Temperature Conditions
The Effect of Pre-Harves Tree Management on Fruit Quality and Phenolic Chemistry in a Sweet Cherry During Post-Harvest Storage