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Researcher: Line, MA (Dr Martin Line)

Fields of Research

Microbiology
Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Microbial ecology
Environmental management
Natural resource management
Bacteriology
Crop and pasture production
Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Terrestrial ecology
Horticultural crop improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Other biological sciences
Forest health and pathology
Higher education
Soil biology
Geochemistry
Forestry management and environment
Primary health care
Soil sciences
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Evolutionary biology
Fisheries sciences
Specialist studies in education
Cosmology and extragalactic astronomy
Curriculum and pedagogy
Forestry sciences
Soil chemistry and soil carbon sequestration (excl. carbon sequestration science)
Bioremediation
Agricultural hydrology
Biomaterials
Civil engineering
Organometallic chemistry
Mechanical engineering
Horticultural crop growth and development
Stratigraphy (incl. biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and basin analysis)
Landscape ecology
Plant pathology
Environmentally sustainable engineering
Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Materials engineering
Crop and pasture nutrition
Animal production
Biochemistry and cell biology
Plant biology
Occupational and workplace health and safety

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Pome fruit, pip fruit
Other environmental management
Other education and training
Paper products and pulp
Other plant production and plant primary products
Terrestrial systems and management
Field grown vegetable crops
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Hydro-electric energy
Other animal production and animal primary products
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Horticultural crops
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Hardwood plantations
Raw wool
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Mineral exploration
Women's and maternal health
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Air quality
Waste management services
Precious (noble) metal ore exploration
Food safety
Mining and extraction of energy resources
Terrestrial biodiversity
Preventive medicine
Dental health
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Pigs
Barley
Fisheries - wild caught

Career Best Publications

A Hypothetical Pathway from the NRA to the DNA World; Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres
A nitrogen-fixing consortia associated with the bacterial decay of a wooden pipeline; Letters in Applied Microbiology
Evaluation of landfarm remediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil at the Inveresk Railyard, Launceston, Australia; 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd, Waste Management
Potential for the Large-Scale Production Of a Biocontrol Fungus In Raw and Composted Paper Mill Waste; Compost Science and Utilization
The enigma of the origin of life and its timing; Microbiology

Research Publications

A Hypothetical Pathway from the NRA to the DNA World; Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres
A new direction for compost research and development?
A nitrogen-fixing consortia associated with the bacterial decay of a wooden pipeline; Letters in Applied Microbiology
Antagonism of Rhizoctonia solani and seed germination stimulation by Eucalyptus regnans seedling rhizosphere isolates; 10th Biennial Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference
Apple replant disease - available fumigation treatments
Apple Replant Disease - Potential Countermeasures
Apple replant disease - potential countermeasures; 8th International Congress of Plant Pathology
Application of Composted Pulp and Paper Mill Sludge to a Young Pine Plantation; Journal of Environmental Quality
Assessment of periodic turning as an aeration mechanism for pulp and paper mill sludge composting; Waste Management Research
Combating apple replant disease in Australia
Compost recycling of wood fiber waste produced by paper manufacture; Compost Science and Utilization
Composting of Wood Fibre Waste Produced by the Paper Manufacturing Process: Small to Large Scale Windrow Modelling; Waste Management Institute 8th Annual Conference
Composting Pulp and Paper Mill Sludge - Effect of Temperature and Nutrient Addition Method; Compost Science & Utilization
Confusing Malodour in a Building from a Long-term Gas Leak in the Underlying Soil; Land Contamination & Reclamation
Diversion strategies when landfill tip fees are low
Early Archean hot springs above epithermal veins, North Pole, Western Australia: New insights from fluid inclusion microanalysis; Economic Geology and The Bulletin of The Society of Economic Geologists
Enhancement of Metal Sorption by Composted Paper Mill Waste Following Microbial Manipulation; Compost Science & Utilization
Evaluation of landfarm remediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil at the Inveresk Railyard, Launceston, Australia; 1997 Elsevier Science Ltd, Waste Management
Extraterrestrial Origin of Life and Genetic Gradualism: Commentary; Journal of Cosmology
Finding a location for the origin of life; Microbiology Australia
Greater utilization of industrial organic wastes in Tasmania.; The Greening of Waste - Organic Waste Recycling Seminar
Growth Response of Bacterial Antagonists in a Mix of Composted Wood Fibre Waste and Millet Seed under Sterile and Non-sterile Conditions; Journal of Life Sciences
Improving Learning Environments for International Students: An Application of the Delphi Technique; Improving University Learning and Teaching International Conference
Influence of soil pH on the germination and survival of Eucalyptus regnans F.Muell. in southern Tasmania; Australian Forestry
International Students, Learning Environments and Perceptions: a case study using the Delphi technique; Higher Education Research and Development
Isolation and cultivation of biocontrol agents effective against Sclerotinia minor root rot of lettuce; TIAR 2001 Annual Presentations
Microbial Degradation of a Recalcitrant Plant Growth Retardant - Paclobutrazol (PP333); Soil Biology Biochemistry
Organic composition of a pulp and paper mill sludge determined by FTIR, C-13 CP MAS NMR, and chemical extraction techniques; Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry
Panspermia in the context of the timing of the origin of life and microbial phylogeny; International Journal of Astrobiology
Potential for the Large-Scale Production Of a Biocontrol Fungus In Raw and Composted Paper Mill Waste; Compost Science and Utilization
Potential of Sewage Sludge and Compost as Media for Heavy Metal Removal from Contaminated Water Wastes; Waste Minz
Potential utilisation of sewage sludge and paper mill waste for biosorption of metals from polluted waterways; Bioresource Technology
Soil microbial biomass and activity in two eucalypt plantation soils after fertilisation; Tasforests
Sublithic bacteria associated with Antarctic quartz stones; Antarctic Science
Teaching and valuing the voices of international students in universities; HERDSA Annual International Conference
Teaching from a new angle; Microbiology Australia
The balancing act: key issues in the lives of women general practitioners in Australia; Medical Journal of Australia
The Decomposition of Putatively Biodegradable Nappy Pads in Soil, Compost and the Septic Tank; Waste Management Institute NZ Inc Conference, 31 October - 3 November 1995
The enigma of the origin of life and its timing; Microbiology
The making of compost teas - the next generation?; Biocycle USA
The Use of Wood Fibre Waste of Paper Mill Origin as a Possible Carrier for a Fungal Biocontrol Agent Trichoderma sp; 2001 ASM Annual Scientific Meeting and Exhibition
Under the Microscope - Teaching from a new angle; Microbiology Australia
Utilization of compost for the low-cost production of microbial inhibitors of plant pathogens; Waste Management Institute New Zealand Incorported
Windrow Composting of a Pulp and Paper Mill Sludge - Process Performance and Assessment of Product Quality; Compost Science and Utilization

Research Projects

A study of apple replant syndrome; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Application of Polymerase chain reaction technology to the molecular systematics and ecology of antarctic microorganisms; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Assessing novel combinations of antimicrobial agents of plant origin; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Assessment of recycled fish waste as a liquid fertiliser in agriculture.; Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER)
Assessment of the potential for microbial contamination of Antarctic terrestrial habitats resulting from human activities; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Biodiversity in Grain and Graze: Spatial Analysis, Soil and Invertebrate sub-project; Land and Water Australia (LWA)
Biological and Non-fungicidal Control of Core Rots in Apples - Pilot Study.; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Bioremediation of chlorinated aromatic and polyaromatic soil pollutants; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Bioremediation of contamiated soils; Department of Environment, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (DEPHA)
Bioremediation of contaminated soil at Tolosa St; Sinclair Knight Pty Ltd (SK)
Characterisation of cyanobacterial associates of plant communities of Macquarie Island; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Chemistry of Magmatic Gases Involved in the Formation of Barite Hosting Early Life Structures; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Combating Apple Replant Disease in Australia; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Composting of starfish waste; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Composting of wood fibre waste produced by paper manufacture; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Degradation of petroleum hydrocarbons in Antarctic environments; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Delineation of simple microecosystems associated with the quartz stone habitat in the Vestfold Hills.; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Developing and Testing a Novel Biological Reduction Cell to Remediate Heavy Metal and Acid-containing Industrial and Mine Leachates; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Development of a pilot in-vessel composting unit with application to Antarctic Bases.; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Eucalyptus microbiology; Australian Newsprint Mills (ANM)
Examination of the efficacy of Reducing Levels of Free Metals, particularly Zinc in Jarosite and Gypsum; Pasminco Metals-EZ (EZ)
Improvement of Water Conveying Efficiency in Hydroelectric Power Generation Systems by Optimising Pipe Friction Losses; Australian Research Council (ARC)
N Mineralisation in basalt soils of eucalypt plantations; Australian Research Council (ARC)
New title assessment of the potential for microbial contamination of antarctic terrestrial habitats resulting from human activities; Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)
Trial of compost with sewage sludge at McRobie's gully disposal area; Hobart City Council (HCC)
An Investigation of Wool Decay

Research Candidate Supervision

Assessment of some antagonists to fungal plant pathogens and development of methods for their large-scale cultivation
Bioremediation of chlorinated aromatic and polyaromatic soil pollutants
Characterisation and Improvement of a Microbiological Anaerobic Bioreactor to Remediate Acidic and Metalliferous Titanium Processing Leachates
Chemical characterisation and compost-recycling of a pulp and paper mill sludge
Development of decay in Eucalyptus regnans, E obliqua and E delegatensis
Examination of wetland & planted terrestrial systems for the remediation of high nutrient or metal contaminated wastewater
Factors affecting seed seed germination and seedling survival in Eucalyptus regnans in southern Tasmanian forests
Frost tolerance in grape vines
Integrated biological control of Sclerobinca root rot in pyrethrum
Isolation and characteristaion of some bacteria antagonistic to plant pathogenic fungi
Microbiological Aspects of Apple Replant Disease
Microbiological investigation into aspects of biofouling in Hydro Tasmania conduits.
Phytophthora isolates from Pine Lake and their effects on the flora of the Central Plateau, Tasmania
Predicting Nitrogen Deficiency in Eucalyptus Nitens Plantations Using Soil Analysis and Budgetting Methods
The factors affecting the establishment and proliferation of the fungi Tuber melanosporum (French Black Truffle) in Tasmania
Virus diseases of Trifolium subterraneum and Vicia faba in Tasmania