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Researcher: Paterson, SC (Mr Stephen Paterson)

Fields of Research

Horticultural crop growth and development
Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Tree nutrition and physiology
Forest health and pathology
Plant physiology
Horticultural production
Forestry management and environment

Research Objectives

Hardwood plantations
Pome fruit, pip fruit
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Stone fruit (excl. avocado)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Attempted establishment of the black boneseed beetle, Chrysolina sp. in Tasmania for the biological control of boneseed; National Workshop on Chrysanthemoides monilifera
Changes in eucalypt architecture and the foraging behaviour and development of Amorbus obscuricornis (Hemiptera:Coreidae); Bulletin of Entomological Research
Do artificial and natural defoliation have similar effects on physiology of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. seedlings?; Annals of Forest Science
Does biochar improve apple productivity?
Ecophysiological responses of a young blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) plantation to week control; Tree Physiology
Evaluating effects of nursery and post-planting nutrient regimes on leaf chemistry and browsing of eucalypt seedlings in plantations; Forest Ecology and Management
Influences of seedling size, container type and mammal browsing on the establishment of Eucalyptus globulus in plantation forestry; New Forests
Inundative release of coccinellid beetles into eucalypt plantations for biological control of chrysomelid leaf beetles; Agricultural and Forest Entomology
Larval trapping as a means of sampling Paropsina (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Chrysomelinae) from Eucalyptus forests; The Coleopterists Bulletin
Local dispersion of the Eucalyptus leaf beetle Chrysophtharta bimaculata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), and implications for forest protection; Journal of Applied Ecology
Nitrogen use in commercial cherry orchards; National Soils Conference 2018
Nitrogen use in commercial cherry orchards; Soil Science Australia, National Soils Conference
Nitrous oxide emissions from applied nitrate fertiliser in commercial cherry orchards; Soil Research
Nursery conditions affect seedling chemistry, morphology and herbivore preferences for Eucalyptus nitens; Forest Ecology and Management
Photoinhibition: A link between effects of the environment on eucalyptus leaf chemistry and herbivory; Ecology
Progress on the biological control of lucerne flea (Sminthurus viridis (L.) with the spiny snout mite (Neomolgus capillatus (Kramer) in Tasmania; National Workshop on Redlegged Earth Mite, Lucerne Flea and Blue Oat Mite
Soil amendment with biochar & compost; Fruit Industry Conference APAL Speed Updating
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

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision