Dr Nicole Robinson

Research Fellow

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science
nicole.robinson@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52739

Overview

Research Interests

  • Plant nutrient relations
    My interest is in exploring how plants access and use nutrients in both natural and agricultural systems. Understanding these processes at a range of scales from molecular to crop systems is essential in developing sustainable agriculture. I am currently focussed on characterising nitrogen use efficiency in sugarcane and other related C4 grasses.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Lakshmanan, Prakash and Robinson, Nicole (2014). Stress physiology: abiotic stresses. Sugarcane: physiology, biochemistry, and functional biology. (pp. 411-434) edited by Paul H. Moore and Frederik C. Botha. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118771280.ch16

  • Robinson, Nicole, Vogt, Jessica, Lakshmanan, Prakash and Schmidt, Sussane (2013). Nitrogen physiology of sugarcane. Sugarcane: Physiology, Biochemistry, and Functional Biology. (pp. 169-195) edited by Paul H. Moore and Frederik C. Botha. Oxford United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118771280.ch8

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Robson, Andrew, Rahman, Muhammad Moshiur, Falzon, Gregory, Kiran Verma, Niva, Johansen, Kasper, Robinson, Nicole, Lakshmanan, Prakash, Salter, Barry and Skocaj, Danielle (2016). Evaluating remote sensing technologies for improved yield forecasting and for the measurement of foliar nitrogen concentration in sugarcane. London, United Kingdom: Informa Agra.

  • Robinson, N., Brackin, R., Paungfoo-Lonhienne, C., Lonhienne, T., Westermann, M., Salazar, M., Yeoh, Y. K ., Hugenholtz, P., Ragan, M. A., Redding, M., Pratt, C., Wang, W. J., Royle, A., DiBella, L., Lakshmanan, P. and Schmidt, S. (2016). Addressing the nitrogen problem in sugarcane production to reduce pollution of the Great Barrier Reef. International Nitrogen Initiative Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 4-8 December 2016. Melbourne, Australia: International Nitrogen Initiative.

  • Brackin, Richard, Nasholm, Torgny, Robinson, Nicole, Guillou, Stephane, Vinall, Kerry, Buckley, Scott, Lakshmanan, Prakash, Schmidt, Susanne and Inselsbacher, Erich (2016). Microdialysis – a new technology for investigating soil nitrogen fluxes in the rhizosphere. International Nitrogen Initiative Conference, Melbourne VIC Australia, 4-8 December 2016. Melbourne VIC Australia: International Nitrogen Initiative.

  • Salazar Cajas, Monica Elizabeth, Robinson, Nicole, Royle, Adam, Di Bella, Lawrence, Wang, Weijin, Heenan, Marijke, Reeves, Steven, Schmidt, Susanne and Brackin, Richard (2016). Reducing nitrous oxide emissions from sugarcane soil with legume intercropping. International Nitrogen Initiative Conference, Melbourne VIC Australia, 4-8 December 2016. Melbourne VIC Australia: International Nitrogen Initiative.

  • Stirling, G. R., Stirling, A. M., Schmidt, S. and Robinson, N. (2015). Impact of nitrogen inputs to a sugarcane soil on plant-parasitic nematodes and their natural enemies. 37th Annual Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, ASSCT 2015, Bundaberg, QLD Australia, 28-30 April 2015. Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists.

  • Fangrath, S, Mudge, S., Deng, Y, Robinson, N, Schmidt, S, Hugenholtz, P, Ragan, M and Paungfoo-Lonhienne, C (2014). Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) for use in horticulture.. The 29th International Horticultural Congress, Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane Qld, Australia, 17 - 22 August 2014.

  • Brackin, Richard, Robinson, Nicole, Lakshmanan, Prakash and Schmidt, Susanne (2012). Microbial dynamics in forest and sugarcane soils of Queensland. Soil Science: Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference: Soil solutions for diverse landscapes, Hobart, Australia, 2-7 December 2012. Warragul, Victoria: Australian Society of Soil Science.

  • Harper, R. J., Sochacki, S. J., Smettem, K. R. L. and Robinson, N. (2010). Bioenergy feedstock potential from short-rotation woody crops in a dryland environment. 2009 Sino-Australian Symposium on Advanced Coal and Biomass Utilisation Technologies, Wuhan, China, 9-11 December 2009. Washington, DC, United States: American Chemical Society. doi: 10.1021/ef9005687

  • Robinson, N., Gamage, H. K., Whan, A., Vinall, K., Fletcher, A., Brackin, R. T., Holst, J., Lakshmanan, P. and Schmidt, Susanne (2009). Evidence of differences in nitrogen use efficiency in sugarcane genotypes. Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Ballina, NSW, Australia, 6-8 May 2009. Brisbane, Australia: Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists.

  • Brackin, R., Robinson, N., Lakshmanan, P. and Schmidt, S. (2008). A new nitrogen source from crop residues: Sugarcane uses organic nitrogen for growth. 30th Annual Conference Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, ASSCT 2008, Townsville, QLD, Australia, 29 April - 2 May 2008. Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists.

  • Robinson, N., Whan, A., Fletcher, A., Vinall, K., Brackin, R., Lakshmanan, P. and Schmidt, S. (2008). An integrated approach to reducing n inputs in australian sugarcane farming systems. 30th Annual Conference Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, ASSCT 2008, Townsville, QLD, Australia, 29 April - 2 May 2008. Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists.

  • Robinson, N., Fletcher, A.T., Whan, A., Vinall, K., Brackin, R.T., Lakshmanan, P. and Schmidt, S. (2008). Sustainable sugarcane production systems: reducing plant nitrogen demand. Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologies, Townsville, Australia, 29 April - 2 May 2008. Australia: Scribe Consulting.

  • Whan, A. P., Robinson, N., Aitken, K. S., Lakshmanan, P. and Schmidt, S. (2008). Understanding nitrogen use efficiency in sugarcane: A quantitative genetics approach. 30th Annual Conference Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, ASSCT 2008, Townsville, QLD, Australia, 29 April - 2 May 2008. Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists.

Other Outputs

  • Bell, Mike J., Biggs, Jody, Brennan McKellar, L., Connellan, Julian, Di Bella, Lawrence, Dwyer, Rod, Empson, Marine, Garside, Alan J., Harvey, Tim, Kraak, Jeff, Lakshmanan, Prakash, Lamb, David W., Meier, Elizabeth, Moody, Phil, Muster, Tim, Palmer, Jeda, Robinson, Nicole, Robson, Andrew, Salter, Barry, Schroeder, Bernard, Silburn, Mark, Schmidt, Susanne, Skocaj, Danielle M., Stacey, Samuel, Stanley, John, Thorburn, Peter, Verburg, Kirsten, Walker, Charlie, Wang, Weijin and Wood, Andrew (2015). A review of nitrogen use efficiency in sugarcane. Sugar Research Australia Limited.

  • Robinson, Nicole (2003). The influence of light environment on nitrogen assimilation in Rainforest species. PhD Thesis, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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