Dr Paul Melloy

Research Fellow

School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability
Faculty of Science

Overview

Dr Paul Melloy is a research fellow at UQ on a GRDC-funded project, collaborating with DPIRD, to assist in the development of plant disease models that can be used as decision support tools. Paul's current work is focused on, modeling the spread of ascochyta blight in chickpeas, reviewing effective management strategies for controlling net blotch in barley and engaging with agritech platforms to deliver a spatial model estimating blackspot risk in field peas at sub-field scales. Paul is assisting in the adoption of the disease decision support tools YellowSpotWM and StripeRustWM to improve farm profitability.

Qualifications

  • Master of Plant Pathology, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Available Projects

  • Honours: Assess biomass accumulation and partitioning in chickpeas in the field and nursery and adapt a stochastic spore dispersal model to estimate the impact of disease spread and severity on yield.

  • Honours: Assess the effect of chickpea stem structure and thickness on the success of stem infection by ascochyta blight and speed at which lesions develop.

  • PhD project: Commencing in 2023 under the supervision of Dr Paul Melloy, Dr Anthony Young and Prof. Chris Lambrides.

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Finlay, K. J., Luck, J. E., Chakraborty, S., Constable, F., Freeman, A., Griffiths, W., Hollaway, G., Melloy, P., Nancarrow, N. and Trebicki, P. (2011). An analysis of plant disease and vector threats under future climates. 2011 APS-IPPC Joint Meeting, Honolulu, HI, United States, 6-10 August 2011.

Other Outputs

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Honours: Assess biomass accumulation and partitioning in chickpeas in the field and nursery and adapt a stochastic spore dispersal model to estimate the impact of disease spread and severity on yield.

  • Honours: Assess the effect of chickpea stem structure and thickness on the success of stem infection by ascochyta blight and speed at which lesions develop.

  • PhD project: Commencing in 2023 under the supervision of Dr Paul Melloy, Dr Anthony Young and Prof. Chris Lambrides.