Dr Inigo Auzmendi

Research Fellow

Centre for Horticultural Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
+61 7 344 32702


In my PhD I analysed and modelled biophysical processes (light interception, transpiration and photosynthesis) and their relationships in fruit trees during the growing season and at different levels of plant water status. During this time I collaborated in the upgrade of a functional-structural peach model (L-PEACH). Later I focused my research on the effect of carbohydrates on grapevine and berry growth, as well as the effects of light, temperature and VPD on carbon assimilation and transpiration both at leaf and canopy level.

Currently, I am undertaking research on improving management practices in avocado, macadamia and mango. I am focused on studying architecture, vegetative vigour, crop load and light interception using functional-structural plant modelling to understand the interactions between management practices, environmental factors, plant carbon balance and growth.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, UPNA


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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Auzmendi, I. , Hanan, J, Da Silva, D. , Favreau, R. and DeJong, T. M. (2017). Modeling final leaf length as a function of carbon availability during the elongation period. In: E. Costes, ISHS Acta Horticulturae 1160: X International Symposium on Modelling in Fruit Research and Orchard Management . X International Symposium on Modelling in Fruit Research and Orchard Management, Montpellier, France, (75-82). 2-5 June 2015. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1160.11

  • Wang, Ming, Cribb, Bronwen, Auzmendi, Inigo and Hanan, Jim (2015). Spatially explicit individual-based modelling of insect- plant interactions: effects of level of detail in Queensland fruit fly models. In: T. Weber, M. J. McPhee and R. S. Anderssen, MODSIM2015, 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (375-381). 29 November to 4 December 2015.

PhD and MPhil Supervision