Dr Daniel Tan
My research interests are focused on plant physiology and crop modelling.
I have developed a broccoli development model for vegetable growers in southeast Queensland. My ongoing work on abiotic stress and nutrition in cotton and chickpea has been supported by the Cotton Research and Development Corporation, the Cotton Catchment Communities Cooperative Research Centre and the Grains Research and Development Corporation. I am also investigating environmental effects on yield components of cotton, cocoa, chickpea and sorghum to improve crop yield potential.
I currently have collaborative research links at CSIRO Plant Industry (Narrabri), Applied Horticultural Research (Sydney), Cocoa and Coconut Institute (Papua New Guinea), Texas A&M University (USA) the United States Department of Agriculture (Lubbock, Texas, USA), ICRISAT, India and the University of Oxford.
Daniel Tan graduated from the University of Queensland with a BAppSc (Hort Tech) (Hons 1) in 1991 and a PhD in 1999. In 1992, he was a senior executive at Keppel Land International Ltd in Singapore, and in 2003, he accepted a lectureship in agronomy in the Faculty of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources (FAFNR). He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2010.
Daniel has been the Dean’s nominee (member) of the Plant Science Management Committee and the FAFNR representative to the Faculty of Science Publicity Committee since 2004. He has been the unit coordinator of The Rural Environment (AFNR1001) and Climate and the Environment (AFNR1002) since 2004. He was also the degree coordinator for the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and the Bachelor of Horticultural Science from 2007 to 2008. From 2011, he has been unit coordinator of the 4th year units, Crop and Pasture Agronomy (AGRO4003) and Sustainable Farming Systems (AGRO4004).
Daniel has been a member of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (AIAST) since 1991. In 2005, he was elected to the Management Committee of AIAST (NSW Division), and represented AIAST in the Department of Education Science and Training (DEST) Steering Committee for audit of Science, Engineering and Technology Skills. He was been Vice President since 2004, and was elected President of the NSW Division from 2011. In recent years, he has presented papers at the International Crop Science Congress in Brisbane, the World Congress on Allelopathy in Wagga Wagga and the 4th International Cotton Conference in Texas, U.S.A.
- Holtum JAM, Chambers D, Morgan T, Tan DKY (2011). A blueprint for Agave production as a biofuel feedstock in Australia. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 3, 58-67.
- Odeh IOA, Tan DKY, Ancev T (2011). Exploring the suitability and viability of selected biodiesel crops under climate change in Australia. Bioenergy Research 4, 1-15. (in press)
- Cottee NS, Tan DKY, Bange MP, Cothren JT, Campbell LC (2010) Multi-level determination of heat tolerance in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) under field conditions. Crop Science 50, 2553-2564.
- Stefanski EP, Garcia SC, Farina SR, Tan DKY, Tanner D (2010). Effects of sowing rate and grazing management of forage rape (Brassica napus) on grazing behaviour and utilisation by dairy cattle. Animal Production Science 50, 560-567.
- Hulugalle NR, Weaver TB, Finlay LA, Leulf NW, Tan DKY (2009). Potential contribution by cotton roots to soil carbon stocks in irrigated Vertosols. Australian Journal of Soil Research 47, 243-252.
- Conaty WC, Tan DKY, Constable GA, Sutton BG, Field DJ, Mamum EA (2008) Agronomy & soils: Genetic variation for waterlogging tolerance in cotton Journal of Cotton Science 12, 53-61.
- Wu H, Walker S, Rollin MJ, Tan DKY, Robinson G, Werth J (2007). Germination, persistence and emergence of flaxleaf fleabane (Conyza bonariensis L. Cronq.). Weed Biology and Management 7, 192-199.
- Tan DKY, Daley AT and Wu HW (2007) Allelopathic potential of lippia (Phyla canescens) on germinating seeds. Allelopathy Journal 19, 257-266.
- McDowell AJ, Bange MP and Tan DKY (2007). Cold shock at 10 degrees C for 10 and 20 nights does not reduce cotton tissue viability in vegetative and flowering cotton plants. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 47, 198-207.
- Wood AW, Tan DKY, Mamun EA and Sutton DKY (2006). Sorghum can compensate chilling-induced grain loss. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 192, 445-451.