Dr Floris Van Ogtrop

Lecturer
Centre for Carbon, Water and Food

C81 - ATP - The Biomedical Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 1024
Fax +61 2 8627 1099

Research interests

Water is at the centre of my research universe. My current research focusses on identifying links betweenwater quality and human, animal, and plant health. My other research interest is in applied statistics for seasonal climate forecasting, hydrological prediction and environmental modelling.

Teaching and supervision

Co-ordinator ENVX1002, ENVX2001, and ENVX3002

Supervise both Masters and PhD students

Themes

Food Security and Supply; Climate Change; Food Production, Quality and Safety

Selected grants

2017

  • ARC Training Centre for Food Safety in the Fresh Produce Industry; McConchie R, Carter D, Bell T, Jones B, Phan-Thien K, Van Ogtrop F, Deaker R, Wilson N, Evans B, Bowman J, Sintchenko V, Walsh M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Industrial Transformation Training Centres (ITTC).

2015

  • The role of geospatial information in assessing environmental livelihood security within the water-energy-food nexus; Bruce E, Van Ogtrop F; Pace-Net Plus/Seed-Finding.

2014

  • Extending the value of data: a national workshop on novel analysis for soil and water resources; Singh K, Minasny B, Van Ogtrop F, Vervoort R; Australia India Council/Research Support.

2012

  • Forecasting Algal Blooms; Van Ogtrop F, Bishop T; Murrumbidgee Irrigation Pty Ltd/Research Innovation Fund.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Gleason, F., Karpov, S., Lilje, O., Macarthur, D., Van Ogtrop, F., Sime-Ngando, T. (2014). Zoosporic parasites of phytoplankton. In E. B. Gareth Jones, Kevin D. Hyde, Ka-Lai Pang (Eds.), Freshwater Fungi and Fungal-like Organisms, (pp. 279-304). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

Journals

  • Keith, A., Singh, B., Dijkstra, F., Van Ogtrop, F. (2016). Biochar Field Study: Greenhouse gas emissions, productivity, and nutrients in two soils. Agronomy Journal, 108(5), 1805-1815. [More Information]
  • Rekhy, R., Khan, A., Van Ogtrop, F., McConchie, R. (2016). Consumer evaluation of ‘Veggycation®’, a website promoting the health benefits of vegetables. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. [More Information]
  • Symes, E., Van Ogtrop, F. (2016). Determining the Efficacy of a Submersible in situ Fluorometric Device for Cyanobacteria Monitoring Coalesced with Total Suspended Solids Characteristic of Lowland Reservoirs. River Research and Applications, 32(7), 1632-1641. [More Information]
  • Jephcott, T., Alves de Souza, C., Gleason, F., Van Ogtrop, F., Sime-Ngando, T., Karpov, S., Guillou, L. (2016). Ecological impacts of parasitic chytrids, syndiniales and perkinsids on populations of marine photosynthetic dinoflagellates. Fungal Ecology, 19, 47-58. [More Information]
  • Scarlett, K., Collins, D., Tesoriero, L., Jewell, L., Van Ogtrop, F., Daniel, R. (2016). Efficacy of chlorine, chlorine dioxide and ultraviolet radiation as disinfectants against plant pathogens in irrigation water. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 145(1), 27-38. [More Information]
  • Kundu, D., Van Ogtrop, F., Vervoort, R. (2016). Identifying model consistency through stepwise calibration to capture streamflow variability. Environmental Modelling and Software, 84, 1-17. [More Information]
  • Muita, R., Van Ogtrop, F., Ampt, P., Vervoort, R. (2016). Managing the water cycle in Kenyan small-scale maize farming systems: Part 1. Farmer perceptions of drought and climate variability. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 3(1), 105-125. [More Information]
  • Vervoort, R., Muita, R., Ampt, P., Van Ogtrop, F. (2016). Managing the water cycle in Kenyan small-scale maize farming systems: Part 2. Farmers' use of formal and informal climate forecasts. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 3, 127-140. [More Information]
  • Heath, J., Chafer, C., Bishop, T., Van Ogtrop, F. (2016). Post-fire recovery of eucalypt-dominated vegetation communities in the Sydney Basin, Australia. Fire Ecology, 12(3), 53-79. [More Information]
  • Innes, P., Tan, D., Van Ogtrop, F., Amthor, J. (2015). Effects of high-temperature episodes on wheat yields in New South Wales, Australia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 208, 95-107. [More Information]
  • Gerphagnon, M., Macarthur, D., Latour, D., Gachon, C., Van Ogtrop, F., Gleason, F., Sime-Ngando, T. (2015). Microbial players involved in the decline of filamentous and colonial cyanobacterial blooms with a focus on fungal parasitism. Environmental Microbiology, 17(8), 2573-2587. [More Information]
  • Gleason, F., Jephcott, T., Kupper, F., Gerphagnon, M., Sime-Ngando, T., Karpov, S., Guillou, L., Van Ogtrop, F. (2015). Potential roles for recently discovered chytrid parasites in the dynamics of harmful algal blooms. Fungal Biology Reviews, 29(1), 20-33. [More Information]
  • Biggs, E., Bruce, E., Boruff, B., Duncan, J., Horsley, J., Pauli, N., McNeill, K., Neef, A., Van Ogtrop, F., Curnow, J., Haworth, B., Duce, S., et al (2015). Sustainable development and the water-energy-food nexus: A perspective on livelihoods. Environmental Science and Policy, 54, 389-397. [More Information]
  • Han, S., Zhou, Q., Xu, Y., Van Ogtrop, F., Guo, Q., Liu, G., Yan, S. (2015). Valuable ingredients and feed toxicity evaluation of Microcystis aeruginosa acidolysis product in mice. Experimental Biology and Medicine, 240(10), 1333-1339. [More Information]
  • Heath, J., Chafer, C., Bishop, T., Van Ogtrop, F. (2015). Wildfire effects on soil carbon and water repellency under eucalyptus forest in Eastern Australia. Soil Research, 53(1), 13-23. [More Information]
  • Ahmed, M., Fayyaz, U., Van Ogtrop, F. (2014). Can models help to forecast rainwater dynamics for rainfed ecosystem? Weather and Climate Extremes, 5-6(1), 48-55. [More Information]
  • Heath, J., Chafer, C., Van Ogtrop, F., Bishop, T. (2014). Post-wildfire recovery of water yield in the Sydney Basin water supply catchments: An assessment of the 2001/2002 wildfires. Journal of Hydrology, 519, 1428-1440. [More Information]
  • Van Ogtrop, F., Ahmad, M., Moeller, C. (2014). Principal components of sea surface temperatures as predictors of seasonal rainfall in rainfed wheat growing areas of Pakistan. Meteorological Applications, 21(2), 431-443. [More Information]
  • Pfautsch, S., Peri, P., Macfarlane, C., Van Ogtrop, F., Adams, M. (2014). Relating water use to morphology and environment of Nothofagus from the world's most southern forests. Trees - Structure and Function, 28(1), 125-136. [More Information]
  • Vervoort, R., Miechels, S., Van Ogtrop, F., Guillaume, J. (2014). Remotely sensed evapotranspiration to calibrate a lumped conceptual model: Pitfalls and opportunities. Journal of Hydrology, 519, 3223-3236. [More Information]
  • Gleason, F., Van Ogtrop, F., Lilje, O., Larkum, A. (2013). Ecological roles of zoosporic parasites in blue carbon ecosystems. Fungal Ecology, 6(5), 319-327. [More Information]
  • Glendenning, C., Van Ogtrop, F., Mishra, A., Vervoort, R. (2012). Balancing watershed and local scale impacts of rain water harvesting in India-A review. Agricultural Water Management, 107, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Van Ogtrop, F., Vervoort, R., Heller, G., Stasinopoulos, D., Rigby, R. (2011). Long-range forecasting of intermittent streamflow. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15(11), 3343-3354. [More Information]
  • Vervoort, R., Torfs, P., Van Ogtrop, F. (2009). Irrigation increases moisture recycling and climate feedback. Australian Journal of Water Resources, 13(2), 121-133.

Conferences

  • Yu, M., Bishop, T., Van Ogtrop, F., Chafer, C. (2015). Change detection: Effect of wildfire on water quality. 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium: The Art and Science of Water, HWRS 2015, Barton: Engineers Australia.
  • Vervoort, R., Van Ogtrop, F., Croke, B. (2012). Developing national virtual teaching tools for Hydrology. 34th Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium (HWRS2012), Sydney: Engineers Australia.
  • Abebe, T., Moeller, C., Van Ogtrop, F. (2012). Micro-basin technology in Ethiopia - is it worth the effort? 16th Australian Agronomy Conference 2012, Armidale, NSW: The Regional Institute Ltd.
  • Heath, J., Chafer, C., Bishop, T., Van Ogtrop, F. (2012). The effects wildfire on water yield and its relationship with vegetation response. Bushfire CRC & AFAC 2012 Conference Research Forum, East Melbourne: Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre.
  • Heath, J., Chafer, C., Bishop, T., Van Ogtrop, F. (2012). Wildfire effects on soil carbon and water repellency: A case study from the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference, Warragul, Victoria: Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated.
  • Van Ogtrop, F., Vervoort, R., Heller, G., Stasinopoulos, D., Rigby, R. (2009). Long-Range Forecasting of Intermittent Streamflow Using a Regression Framework. 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium H2009, Australia: Engineers Australia. [More Information]
  • Vervoort, R., Van Ogtrop, F., Stein, J. (2009). Predicting vegetation biomass production in flood driven ecosystems. 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium H2009, Australia: Engineers Australia. [More Information]
  • Vervoort, R., Torfs, P., Van Ogtrop, F. (2008). Does irrigation delay or prolong local drought: moisture recycling and climate feedback. Water Down Under 2008, Australia: Engineers Australia.
  • Van Ogtrop, F., Vervoort, R. (2008). The Behaviour of hyrdological model parameters in extreme environments: Constants or Variables? Water Down Under 2008, Australia: Engineers Australia.
  • Vervoort, R., Van Ogtrop, F. (2006). Water resource management and the age of uncertainty: Can science provide any answers? 13th Australian Cotton Conference, Orange, NSW: Australian Cotton Growers Association.

Report

  • Biggs, E., Boruff, B., Bruce, E., Duncan, J., Haworth, B., Duce, S., Horsley, J., Curnow, J., Neef, A., McNeill, K., Van Ogtrop, F., et al (2015). Environmental Livelihood Security in Southeast Asia and Oceania.
  • Biggs, E., Boruff, B., Bruce, E., Duncan, J., Haworth, B., Duce, S., Horsley, J., Curnow, J., Neef, A., McNeill, K., Van Ogtrop, F., et al (2014). A Water-Energy-Food-Livelihoods Nexus Approach for Spatially Assessing Change.
  • Biggs, E., Boruff, B., Bruce, E., Duncan, J., Haworth, B., Duce, S., Horsley, J., Curnow, J., Neef, A., McNeill, K., Van Ogtrop, F., et al (2014). Environmental Livelihood Security in Southeast Asia and Oceania: A Water-Energy-Food-Livelihoods Nexus Approach for Spatially Assessing Change.

2016

  • Keith, A., Singh, B., Dijkstra, F., Van Ogtrop, F. (2016). Biochar Field Study: Greenhouse gas emissions, productivity, and nutrients in two soils. Agronomy Journal, 108(5), 1805-1815. [More Information]
  • Rekhy, R., Khan, A., Van Ogtrop, F., McConchie, R. (2016). Consumer evaluation of ‘Veggycation®’, a website promoting the health benefits of vegetables. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. [More Information]
  • Symes, E., Van Ogtrop, F. (2016). Determining the Efficacy of a Submersible in situ Fluorometric Device for Cyanobacteria Monitoring Coalesced with Total Suspended Solids Characteristic of Lowland Reservoirs. River Research and Applications, 32(7), 1632-1641. [More Information]
  • Jephcott, T., Alves de Souza, C., Gleason, F., Van Ogtrop, F., Sime-Ngando, T., Karpov, S., Guillou, L. (2016). Ecological impacts of parasitic chytrids, syndiniales and perkinsids on populations of marine photosynthetic dinoflagellates. Fungal Ecology, 19, 47-58. [More Information]
  • Scarlett, K., Collins, D., Tesoriero, L., Jewell, L., Van Ogtrop, F., Daniel, R. (2016). Efficacy of chlorine, chlorine dioxide and ultraviolet radiation as disinfectants against plant pathogens in irrigation water. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 145(1), 27-38. [More Information]
  • Kundu, D., Van Ogtrop, F., Vervoort, R. (2016). Identifying model consistency through stepwise calibration to capture streamflow variability. Environmental Modelling and Software, 84, 1-17. [More Information]
  • Muita, R., Van Ogtrop, F., Ampt, P., Vervoort, R. (2016). Managing the water cycle in Kenyan small-scale maize farming systems: Part 1. Farmer perceptions of drought and climate variability. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 3(1), 105-125. [More Information]
  • Vervoort, R., Muita, R., Ampt, P., Van Ogtrop, F. (2016). Managing the water cycle in Kenyan small-scale maize farming systems: Part 2. Farmers' use of formal and informal climate forecasts. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 3, 127-140. [More Information]
  • Heath, J., Chafer, C., Bishop, T., Van Ogtrop, F. (2016). Post-fire recovery of eucalypt-dominated vegetation communities in the Sydney Basin, Australia. Fire Ecology, 12(3), 53-79. [More Information]

2015

  • Yu, M., Bishop, T., Van Ogtrop, F., Chafer, C. (2015). Change detection: Effect of wildfire on water quality. 36th Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium: The Art and Science of Water, HWRS 2015, Barton: Engineers Australia.
  • Innes, P., Tan, D., Van Ogtrop, F., Amthor, J. (2015). Effects of high-temperature episodes on wheat yields in New South Wales, Australia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 208, 95-107. [More Information]
  • Biggs, E., Boruff, B., Bruce, E., Duncan, J., Haworth, B., Duce, S., Horsley, J., Curnow, J., Neef, A., McNeill, K., Van Ogtrop, F., et al (2015). Environmental Livelihood Security in Southeast Asia and Oceania.
  • Gerphagnon, M., Macarthur, D., Latour, D., Gachon, C., Van Ogtrop, F., Gleason, F., Sime-Ngando, T. (2015). Microbial players involved in the decline of filamentous and colonial cyanobacterial blooms with a focus on fungal parasitism. Environmental Microbiology, 17(8), 2573-2587. [More Information]
  • Gleason, F., Jephcott, T., Kupper, F., Gerphagnon, M., Sime-Ngando, T., Karpov, S., Guillou, L., Van Ogtrop, F. (2015). Potential roles for recently discovered chytrid parasites in the dynamics of harmful algal blooms. Fungal Biology Reviews, 29(1), 20-33. [More Information]
  • Biggs, E., Bruce, E., Boruff, B., Duncan, J., Horsley, J., Pauli, N., McNeill, K., Neef, A., Van Ogtrop, F., Curnow, J., Haworth, B., Duce, S., et al (2015). Sustainable development and the water-energy-food nexus: A perspective on livelihoods. Environmental Science and Policy, 54, 389-397. [More Information]
  • Han, S., Zhou, Q., Xu, Y., Van Ogtrop, F., Guo, Q., Liu, G., Yan, S. (2015). Valuable ingredients and feed toxicity evaluation of Microcystis aeruginosa acidolysis product in mice. Experimental Biology and Medicine, 240(10), 1333-1339. [More Information]
  • Heath, J., Chafer, C., Bishop, T., Van Ogtrop, F. (2015). Wildfire effects on soil carbon and water repellency under eucalyptus forest in Eastern Australia. Soil Research, 53(1), 13-23. [More Information]

2014

  • Biggs, E., Boruff, B., Bruce, E., Duncan, J., Haworth, B., Duce, S., Horsley, J., Curnow, J., Neef, A., McNeill, K., Van Ogtrop, F., et al (2014). A Water-Energy-Food-Livelihoods Nexus Approach for Spatially Assessing Change.
  • Ahmed, M., Fayyaz, U., Van Ogtrop, F. (2014). Can models help to forecast rainwater dynamics for rainfed ecosystem? Weather and Climate Extremes, 5-6(1), 48-55. [More Information]
  • Biggs, E., Boruff, B., Bruce, E., Duncan, J., Haworth, B., Duce, S., Horsley, J., Curnow, J., Neef, A., McNeill, K., Van Ogtrop, F., et al (2014). Environmental Livelihood Security in Southeast Asia and Oceania: A Water-Energy-Food-Livelihoods Nexus Approach for Spatially Assessing Change.
  • Heath, J., Chafer, C., Van Ogtrop, F., Bishop, T. (2014). Post-wildfire recovery of water yield in the Sydney Basin water supply catchments: An assessment of the 2001/2002 wildfires. Journal of Hydrology, 519, 1428-1440. [More Information]
  • Van Ogtrop, F., Ahmad, M., Moeller, C. (2014). Principal components of sea surface temperatures as predictors of seasonal rainfall in rainfed wheat growing areas of Pakistan. Meteorological Applications, 21(2), 431-443. [More Information]
  • Pfautsch, S., Peri, P., Macfarlane, C., Van Ogtrop, F., Adams, M. (2014). Relating water use to morphology and environment of Nothofagus from the world's most southern forests. Trees - Structure and Function, 28(1), 125-136. [More Information]
  • Vervoort, R., Miechels, S., Van Ogtrop, F., Guillaume, J. (2014). Remotely sensed evapotranspiration to calibrate a lumped conceptual model: Pitfalls and opportunities. Journal of Hydrology, 519, 3223-3236. [More Information]
  • Gleason, F., Karpov, S., Lilje, O., Macarthur, D., Van Ogtrop, F., Sime-Ngando, T. (2014). Zoosporic parasites of phytoplankton. In E. B. Gareth Jones, Kevin D. Hyde, Ka-Lai Pang (Eds.), Freshwater Fungi and Fungal-like Organisms, (pp. 279-304). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

2013

  • Gleason, F., Van Ogtrop, F., Lilje, O., Larkum, A. (2013). Ecological roles of zoosporic parasites in blue carbon ecosystems. Fungal Ecology, 6(5), 319-327. [More Information]

2012

  • Glendenning, C., Van Ogtrop, F., Mishra, A., Vervoort, R. (2012). Balancing watershed and local scale impacts of rain water harvesting in India-A review. Agricultural Water Management, 107, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Vervoort, R., Van Ogtrop, F., Croke, B. (2012). Developing national virtual teaching tools for Hydrology. 34th Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium (HWRS2012), Sydney: Engineers Australia.
  • Abebe, T., Moeller, C., Van Ogtrop, F. (2012). Micro-basin technology in Ethiopia - is it worth the effort? 16th Australian Agronomy Conference 2012, Armidale, NSW: The Regional Institute Ltd.
  • Heath, J., Chafer, C., Bishop, T., Van Ogtrop, F. (2012). The effects wildfire on water yield and its relationship with vegetation response. Bushfire CRC & AFAC 2012 Conference Research Forum, East Melbourne: Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre.
  • Heath, J., Chafer, C., Bishop, T., Van Ogtrop, F. (2012). Wildfire effects on soil carbon and water repellency: A case study from the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference, Warragul, Victoria: Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated.

2011

  • Van Ogtrop, F., Vervoort, R., Heller, G., Stasinopoulos, D., Rigby, R. (2011). Long-range forecasting of intermittent streamflow. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15(11), 3343-3354. [More Information]

2009

  • Vervoort, R., Torfs, P., Van Ogtrop, F. (2009). Irrigation increases moisture recycling and climate feedback. Australian Journal of Water Resources, 13(2), 121-133.
  • Van Ogtrop, F., Vervoort, R., Heller, G., Stasinopoulos, D., Rigby, R. (2009). Long-Range Forecasting of Intermittent Streamflow Using a Regression Framework. 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium H2009, Australia: Engineers Australia. [More Information]
  • Vervoort, R., Van Ogtrop, F., Stein, J. (2009). Predicting vegetation biomass production in flood driven ecosystems. 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium H2009, Australia: Engineers Australia. [More Information]

2008

  • Vervoort, R., Torfs, P., Van Ogtrop, F. (2008). Does irrigation delay or prolong local drought: moisture recycling and climate feedback. Water Down Under 2008, Australia: Engineers Australia.
  • Van Ogtrop, F., Vervoort, R. (2008). The Behaviour of hyrdological model parameters in extreme environments: Constants or Variables? Water Down Under 2008, Australia: Engineers Australia.

2006

  • Vervoort, R., Van Ogtrop, F. (2006). Water resource management and the age of uncertainty: Can science provide any answers? 13th Australian Cotton Conference, Orange, NSW: Australian Cotton Growers Association.

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