Dr Javier Fernandez

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability
Faculty of Science


Dr. Javier A. Fernandez is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Queensland. His research specializes in crop physiology, plant nutrition, corn production, and crop modelling reflected by over 30 articles (refereed journal publications, extension articles, conference proceedings, and others). He is currently engaged in the use of statistical, digital, and model technologies to assess crop growth and development, with the overall goal of enhancing production, resource use efficiency, and sustainability of agricultural systems in Australia. Javier received his BS in Agricultural Engineering from Universidad Nacional del Nordeste in Argentina, and his PhD in Agronomy from Kansas State University. He is recipient of several honours and awards from university, professional societies, and governmental organizations, including two Fulbright Commission scholarships.

Research Interests

  • The interplay between plant water, nitrogen, and carbon statuses underpinning improvements in yield and resource use efficiencies
  • Deployment of remote sensing, crop modeling, and digital databases to create smart recommendation systems for agronomic management
  • Use of data analytics and statistics to understand crop eco-physiological mechanisms


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Kansas State University
  • Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Studies, Kansas State University
  • Bachelor of Agriculture, Universidad Nacionl del Nordeste


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