Professor Scott Chapman

Professor in Crop Physiology

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science

Affiliated Professorial Res Fellow

Centre for Crop Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
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+61 7 54601 621



  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • B Agr Sc 1st class honors, University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Hammer, Graeme, Messina, Charlie, van Oosterom, Erik, Chapman, Scott, Singh, Vijaya, Borrell, Andrew, Jordan, David and Cooper, Mark (2016). Molecular breeding for complex adaptive traits: how integrating crop ecophysiology and modelling can enhance efficiency. In Xinyou Yin and Paul C. Struik (Ed.), Crop systems biology: narrowing the gaps between crop modelling and genetics (pp. 147-162) Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-20562-5_7

  • Hammer, Graeme, McLean, Greg, Doherty, Al, van Oosterom, Erik and Chapman, Scott (2016). Sorghum crop modeling and its utility in agronomy and breeding. In Ignacio Ciampitti and Vara Prasad (Ed.), Sorghum: state of the art and future perspectives (pp. 1-25) Madison, WI United States: American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America. doi:10.2134/agronmonogr58.2014.0064

  • Hathorn, Adrian, Chapman, Scott and Dieters, Mark (2014). Simulated breeding with QU-GENE graphical user interface. In Delphine Fleury and Ryan Whitford (Ed.), Crop breeding: methods and protocols (pp. 131-142) New York, NY, United States: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-0446-4_11

  • Cooper, M., Podlich, D., Micallef, K. P., Smith, O. S., Jensen, N. M., Chapman, S. C. and Kruger, N. L. (2002). Complexity, quantitative traits and plant breeding: a role for simulation modelling in the genetic improvement of crops. In M. S. Kang (Ed.), Quantitative Genetics, Genomics and Plant Breeding (pp. 143-166) Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Chenu, K., Zheng, B., Watson, J., Lobell, D. and Chapman, S. (2016). Heat, frost and drought – what are the trends?. In: International Crop Modelling Symposium, Berlin, Germany, (). 15-17 March 2016.

  • Nguyen, Chuc Thi, Singh, Vijaya, van Oosterom, Erik, Jordan, David, Chapman, Scott and Hammer, Graeme (2012). High temperature effects on development and floret sterility of diverse sorghum lines. In: I. Yunusa, Capturing Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles in Australian Agronomy: Proceedings of 16th Agronomy Conference 2012. 16th Australian Agronomy Conference, Armidale, NSW, Australia, (). 14-18 October 2012.

  • Chenu, K., Oudin, F., Chapman, S. C., Dreccer, M. F. and Hammer, G. L. (2012). How high temperature affects wheat growth and development. In: 6th International Crop Science Congress (ICSC), Bento Goncalves, Brazil, (). 6-12 August 2012.

  • Chenu, K. and Chapman, S. C. (2012). Large-scale characterization of drought pattern: current and future trends in the Australian wheatbelt. In: 6th International Crop Science Congress (ICSC), Bento Goncalves, Brazil, (). 6-12 August 2012.

  • Chenu, Karine, Hammer, Graeme, van Oosterom, Erik, Christopher, Jack, McLean, Greg, Doherty, Al and Chapman, Scott (2012). Modelling crop physiology and genetics to simulate Genotype x Management x Environment (GxMxE) interactions. In: APSIM Users and Developers Forum, Canberra, Australia, (). 14 March 2012.

  • Chenu, Karine, Hammer, Graeme and Chapman, Scott (2012). Modelling genotype and environment effects to aid crop improvement. In: 6th International Crop Science Congress (ICSC), 6-12 August 2012, (). Bento Goncalves, Brazil.

  • Chapman, Scott C., Chakraborty, Sukumar, Dreccer, M. Fernanda and Howden, S. Mark (2012). Plant adaptation to climate change-opportunities and priorities in breeding. In: CCRSPI Conference synthesis papers. Inaugural Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries Conference 2011 (CCRSPI 2011), Melbourne, Australia, (251-268). 14–17 February 2011. doi:10.1071/CP11303

  • Mathews, Ky L., Trethowan, Richard, Milgate, Andrew, Payne, Thomas, van Ginkel, Maarten, Crossa, Jose, DeLacy, Ian H., Cooper, Mark and Chapman, Scott C. (2010). Indirect selection using reference genotype performance in a global spring wheat multi-environment trial. In: N. I. Dzyubenko, 8th International Wheat Conference: Abstracts of oral poster presentations. 8th International Wheat Conference, St Petersburg, Russia, (115-115). 1-4 June 2010.

  • Chapman, S. C., Wang, J., Chenu, K., McLean, G., Doherty, A., Hansen, N., Dieters, M. and Hammer, G. L. (2009). A simulation platform to study QTL detection and response to selection. In: 3rd International Conference on Integrated Approaches to Improve Crop Production Under Drought Prone Environments (InterDrought-III), Shanghai, China, (). 11-16 October 2009.

  • Chenu, K., Hammer, G. L., Dreccer, F. and Chapman, S. C. (2009). Environment characterisation as an aid to improve wheat adaptation in water-limited environments. In: 3rd International Conference on Integrated Approaches to Improve Crop Production Under Drought Prone Environments (InterDrought-III), Shanghai, China, (). 11-16 October 2009.

  • Dreccer, M. Fernanda, Chapman, Scott C., Ogbonnaya, Francis C., Borgognone, M. Gabriela and Trethowan, R. M. (2008). Crop and environmental attributes underpinning genotype by environment interaction in synthetic-derived bread wheat evaluated in Mexico and Australia. In: Francis C. Ogbonnaya, M. van Ginkel and R. Brettell, Genetic Diversity in Synthetics for Wheat Improvement: Proceedings of the 1st Synthetic Wheat Symposium. SynERGE 2006: 1st Synthetic Wheat Symposium, Horsham, VIC, Australia, (447-460). 4-6 Spetember, 2006. doi:10.1071/AR07220

  • Chapman, Scott, Imray, Robert and Hammer, Graeme (2000). Can seasonal climate forecasts predict movements in grain prices?. In: G.L. Hammer, N. Nicholls and C. Mitchell, Applications of Seasonal Climate Forecasting in Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems. Symposium on Applications of Seasonal Climate Forecasting in Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems, Brisbane, Australia, (367-380). November 1997. doi:10.1007/978-94-015-9351-9_22

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision