Research Scientist - Agricultural Water Management / Team Leader
Horticulture Production Sciences, Agriculture Victoria
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Dr Mark O'Connell has 29+ years experience in research and development with expertise in rainfed and irrigated farming systems, dryland salinity and soil-water-plant dynamics. Recent research focus includes irrigation management, plant physiology and agronomy of irrigated perennial horticultural crops.
Mark has a keen research interest with the use of state-of-the-art of instrumentation for plant physiology research, satellite remote sensing and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Recent research interests are in the area of non-destructive technologies for fruit quality assessment (DA meter, NIR) and light interception measurement of canopies.