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Researcher: Penrose, B (Dr Beth Penrose)

Fields of Research

Agronomy
Public health nutrition
Crop and pasture nutrition
Crop and pasture biochemistry and physiology
Crop and pasture production
Animal nutrition
Poverty, inclusivity and wellbeing
Nutrition and dietetics
Environmental communication
Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Sustainable agricultural development
Horticultural crop growth and development
Public health
Bioavailability and ecotoxicology
Agricultural land management
Microbial ecology
Soil chemistry and soil carbon sequestration (excl. carbon sequestration science)
Social change
Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
Geochemistry
Rural sociology
Electrical engineering
Conservation and biodiversity
Animal production
Soil biology
Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)

Research Objectives

Sown pastures (excl. lucerne)
Structure, delivery and resourcing
Nutrition
Wheat
Pasture, browse and fodder crops
Barley
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Rural and remote area health
Browse crops
Beef cattle
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Health protection and disaster response
Horticultural crops
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Behaviour and health
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Sheep for meat
Oil and gas exploration
Pome fruit, pip fruit
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Learner and learning
Terrestrial biodiversity
Stone fruit (excl. avocado)
Soils

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A reconnaissance survey of farmers’ awareness of hypomagnesaemic tetany in UK cattle and sheep farms; PLoS ONE
Are the nutrients really being leached out of supermarket fruits and vegetables?
Australian consumer perceptions of regionally grown fruits and vegetables: importance, enablers, and barriers; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Avenues for biofortification of zinc in barley for human and animal health: a meta-analysis; Plant and Soil
Can trace elements improve frost tolerance?
Consumer Perceptions of Locally Grown Produce During the COVID-19 Pandemic; Consumer Perceptions of Locally Grown Produce During the COVID-19 Pandemic
DAV00141 – Project Findings and Recommendations for Future Research: Agriculture Victoria Research Technical Report
Definitions, sources and self-reported consumption of regionally grown fruits and vegetables in two regions of Australia; Nutrients
Ecotoxicological effects of decommissioning offshore petroleum infrastructure: A systematic review; Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology
Flowering by selected serradella and subterranean clover lines in response to vernalisation and photoperiod treatments; 20th Agronomy Australia Conference
Food insecure households faced greater challenges putting healthy food on the table during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia; Appetite
Forage grasses with lower uptake of caesium and strontium could provide ‘safer’ crops for radiologically contaminated areas; PLoS One
How do consumers define, identify, and source regionally grown fruits and vegetables? A cross-sectional study in two agricultural regions of Australia; 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting
Inter-cultivar variation in soil-to-plant transfer of radiocaesium and radiostrontium in Brassica oleracea; Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Inter-varietal variation in caesium and strontium uptake by plants: a meta-analysi; Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Magnesium biofortification of Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum L.) via agronomy and breeding as a potential way to reduce grass tetany in grazing ruminants; Plant and Soil
Microbial biogeography of the wombat gastrointestinal tract; PeerJ
Micronutrients limiting pasture production in Australia; Crop and Pasture Science
More Tasmanians started growing their own food during the COVID-19 pandemic
One in four Tasmanians experienced food shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic
Online tools adapted from industry for teaching agricultural science at university; Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education
Online tools adapted from industry for teaching agricultural science at university; Agricultural Education Symposium
Prevalence and socio-demographic predictors of food insecurity in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic; Nutrients
Prospects for improving perennial legume persistence in mixed grazed pastures of south-eastern Australia, with particular reference to white clover; Crop and Pasture Science
Revisiting variation in leaf magnesium concentrations in forage grasses for improved animal health; Plant and Soil
Tasmanians want a more resilient and sustainable food system
The importance of Tasmanian grown produce during the COVID-19 pandemic
Using portable X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy for inexpensive and quick determination of micronutrients in barley shoots; Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis
Where are Tasmanians buying their food during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Research Projects

Are nutrients limiting legume nodulation in Tasmanian dairy pastures?; AW Howard Memorial Trust (AWH)
Growing red meat productivity through the selection and establishment of perennial legumes; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Improving maize-based farming systems on sloping lands in Vietnam and Lao PDR ; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Increasing resilience and building capacity in orchards through permanent soil cover; Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR)
Investigating the potential of hemp as a forage crop; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Optimising feeds to support ecosystem-based aquaculture; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Serradellas for new environments; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Examining pollutant linkage chains at the Royal George Tailings, Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision