Dr Jim Hanan

Honorary Principal Fellow

Centre for Horticultural Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Overview

I supervise HDR students and undertake multi-disciplinary collaborative research developing mathematical, computational and visualisation approaches and techniques that facilitate the research and education in animal and plant systems.

My major research theme is development of mathematical, computer graphics and simulation approaches and techniques that facilitate the study of genetics, physiology, morphogenesis and ecology at the scale of cells, individual plants and insects and their components. These developments in computational biology are being used to increase our understanding of the dynamics of morphogenesis, and as a tool in applied research and education.

We currently have research projects available for HDR students who are interested in applying computational and mathematical modelling to better understaning of plant and tree physiology.

Research Impacts

Our collaborative research with Queensland DAF funded by Hort Innovation Frontiers progam rmakes an imapact by intensifying horticultural production systems, particularly mango, avocado, and macadamia orchards.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Regina
  • Master of Science, University of Regina
  • BSc (Hons), University of Manitoba

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Prusinkiewicz, Przemyslaw, Cieslak, Mikolaj, Ferraro, Pascal and Hanan, Jim (2018). Modeling plant development with L-systems. Mathematical modelling in plant biology. (pp. 139-169) edited by Richard J. Morris. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

  • Renton, M., Thornby, D. and Hanan, J. (2007). Canonical modelling: An approach for intermediate level simulation of carbon allocation in functional structural models. Functional-Structural Plant Modelling in Crop Production. (pp. 151-164) edited by Vos, J., Marcelis, L. F. M., de Visser, P. H. B., Struik, P. C. and Evers, J. B.. The Netherlands: Springer.

  • Watson, J., Hawkins, J., Bradley, D., Dassanayake, D., Wiles, J. and Hanan, J. (2005). Towards a network pattern language for complex systems. Recent Advances In Artificial Life. (pp. 309-317) Shatin, Hong Kong: World Scientific Publishing. doi: 10.1142/9789812701497_0023

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision