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Researcher: Penrose, B (Dr Beth Penrose)

Fields of Research

Crop and pasture nutrition
Public health nutrition
Crop and pasture biochemistry and physiology
Bioavailability and ecotoxicology
Crop and pasture production
Poverty, inclusivity and wellbeing
Environmental communication
Nutrition and dietetics
Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Animal nutrition
Sustainable agricultural development
Food chemistry and food sensory science
Horticultural crop growth and development
Public health
Agricultural land management
Ecological applications
Microbial ecology
Soil chemistry and soil carbon sequestration (excl. carbon sequestration science)
Social change
Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
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
Pasture, browse and fodder crops
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Oil and gas exploration
Horticultural crops
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Rural and remote area health
Browse crops
Beef cattle
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Health protection and disaster response
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Behaviour and health
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Sheep for meat
Stone fruit (excl. avocado)
Learner and learning
Terrestrial biodiversity
Pome fruit, pip fruit

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
Heavy metal wombats? Metal exposure pathways to bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus) living on remediated tin mine tailings; Science of the Total Environment
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
Iodine and climate change: effect on plants (within 'The 21st century - afterword'); Iodophor - Tamed Iodine: The Status of Iodine in Tasmania
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
Radiological risk assessment to marine biota from exposure to NORM from a decommissioned offshore oil and gas pipeline; Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
Revisiting variation in leaf magnesium concentrations in forage grasses for improved animal health; Plant and Soil
Sourcing practices matter more than ingredients for the environmental footprint of salmon aquaculture feeds; World Aquaculture Society
Tasmanians want a more resilient and sustainable food system
The effects of growing conditions on grain quality characteristics and functionality of Australian-grown perennial wheat; Proceedings of the Perennial Artisan Grains Workshop
The importance of Tasmanian grown produce during the COVID-19 pandemic
The iodine cycle (including 'Iodine uptake by plants for human and livestock health'); Iodophor - Tamed Iodine: The Status of Iodine in Tasmania
The new normal for food insecurity? A repeated cross-sectional survey over 1 year during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia; The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
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 environmental and management effects on iodine concentrations of Australian wheat for human health; Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
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