Research

Current Research

Flowering and seed production of Hyparrhenia hirta in northern New South Wales, Australia
Dinh Phuong (MScAg)
Supervisors: Paul Kristiansen and Brian Sindel (UNE)

Supported by the Australian Government
Establishing a weed control threshold for cotton using remote sensing
Graham Charles (PhD)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel (UNE) and Annette Cowie (NSW DPI)

Supported by CRDC
Ecology and control methods: managing the invasive weed Poa annua in the Australian sub-Antarctic
Laura Williams (PhD)
Supervisors: Paul Kristiansen, Brian Sindel, Sue Wilson (UNE) and Justine Shaw (AAD)

Supported by AAD and UNE
Relationship between seeding rates and competitive ability of wheat and triticale cultivars to accompanied weeds
Husam Khalaf (PhD)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel, Paul Kristiansen, Robin Jessop and Craig Birchall (UNE)

Supported by the Iraqi Government
Weed management for the Australian vegetable industry
Paul Kristiansen, Michael Coleman, Christine Fyfe and Brian Sindel (UNE)

Supported by HAL

Completed Research

Effectiveness of best practice management guides - literature review
Michael Coleman and Brian Sindel (UNE)

Supported by Victorian DEPI
Invasion of the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales by Nassella trichotoma (Nees) Hack Ex. Arechav.: landholder perceptions and seed ecology
Annemieke van der Meulen (PhD)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel, Wal Whalley and David Backhouse (UNE)

Supported by AWI
Review of the weed risk assessment system of Australia and its potential application in Vietnam
Nguyen Huong (MScAg)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel and Paul Kristiansen (UNE)

Supported by the Australian Government
Improving regional adoption of weed control: A case study in the NSW Northern and Southern Tablelands
Brian Sindel, Peter Berney, Michael Coleman, Graham Marshall and Ian Reeve (UNE)

Supported by RIRDC
Fireweed control research
Brian Sindel, Michael Coleman and Phoebe Barnes (UNE); Andy Sheppard (CSIRO); Terry Olckers (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Supported by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Sustainable broadleaf weed control in cucurbit crops
Brian Sindel, Michael Coleman, Paul Kristiansen and Ian Reeve (UNE)

Supported by HAL
The ecology of fleabane (Conyza spp.)
Todd Green (PhD)
Supervisors: Brian SIndel (UNE), Jeff Werth (Qld DAFF) and Graham Charles (NSW DPI)

Supported by the Cotton CRC and CRDC
Morphological and molecular characterisation of Echinochloa  species in the northern grain region of Australia and implications for weed management
Michelle Keenan (PhD)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel (UNE), Michael Widderick, Mandy Christopher and Steve Walker (Qld DAFF)

Supported by the Weed CRC
Delivery of weed spread and detection findings to peri-urban rural lifestyle landholders
Brian Sindel and Michael Coleman (UNE)
Supported by LWA
Best practice for on-ground property weed detection
Brian Sindel, Om Jhorar, Ian Reeve, Lyndal-Joy Thompson, Michael Coleman (UNE)
Supported by LWA
Pathway risk analysis for weed spread within Australia
Brian Sindel, Annemieke van der Meulen, Michael Coleman and Ian Reeve (UNE)
Supported by LWA
Ecological studies of Hyparrhenia hirta (L.) Stapf in northern New South Wales
Vinod Chejara (PhD)
Supervisors: Paul Kristiansen, Brian Sindel, Wal Whalley (UNE), Christopher Nadolny (NSW DIPNR) and Darren Kriticos (CSIRO)

Supported by Abington Coolatai Grass Scholarship and UNERA
Ecology of Phyla canescens (Verbenaceae) in Australia
Matthew Macdonald (PhD)
Supervisors: Wal Whalley, John Duggin, Brian Sindel (UNE) and Mic Julien (CSIRO)

Supported by the Weed CRC and the Cotton CRC
The effect of cultivation and row spacing on the competitive ability of triticale against weeds
Hollie Webster (BRurSc)
Supervisors: Robin Jessop, Brian Sindel and Paul Kristiansen (UNE)

Supported by GRDC
Effect of metsulfuron-methyl herbicide on wheat (Triticum aestivum L. var. Crusader): the influence of herbicide application rate, plant-back time and soil characteristics
Abbas Abdullah (MScAg)
Supervisors: Paul Kristiansen and Brian Sindel (UNE)
Best practice management of thistles in pastures on the Northern Tablelands of NSW
Mark Trotter (BRurSc)
Supervisor: Brian Sindel (UNE)

Supported by the Weed CRC
Factors affecting the sensitivity of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) to isoxaflutole and its effect on nitrogen fixation and competitive ability
Avishek Datta (PhD)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel Robin Jessop, Craig Birchall (UNE); and Warwick Felton (NSW DPI)
Supported by the Weed CRC
The competitive ability of chickpea with sowthistle: a canopy architectural modelling study
S-Zahra Cici (PhD)
Supervisors: Jim Hannan, Steve Adkins (UQ), Brian Sindel and Paul Kristiansen (UNE)

Supported by the Weed CRC
Effect of tillage on weed flora and seed banks in maize and sunflower
Keotshephile Kashe (PhD)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel, Robin Jessop, Paul Kristiansen (UNE)

Supported by Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Botswana
The relative allelopathic effects of mung bean, sorghum and canola on weed and crop growth
Jose Ribiero (Federal University of Sao Carlos), Paul Kristiansen and Brian Sindel (UNE)
Grazing management for the long term utilisation and control of Chilean needle grass (Nassella neesiana)
Charles Grech (PhD)

Supervisors: Brian Sindel (UNE); David McLaren (Vic DPI) and David Chapman (University of Melbourne)
Supported by the National Heritage Trust and the Weed CRC
Weeds educational officer
Susanna Greig (CRC for Australian Weed Management)
Characterisation and depletion of glyphosate resistant ryegrass (Lolium rigidum) soil seed banks and other potentially resistant weeds in the northern grain region
Sandeep Narwal (PhD)

Supervisors: Brian Sindel and Robin Jessop (UNE)
Supported by the Weed CRC
Delivery of best weed management practices for meat sheep producers
Mark Trotter (PhD)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel, Ian Reeve and Jim Scott (UNE)
Supported by MLA
The effects of frost on fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis)
Janah Carthew (BRurSc)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel and Paul Kristiansen (UNE)
In vitro improvement of soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) resistance to the allelopathic effects of a range of weeds
Irawati Chaniago (PhD)

Supervisors: Acram Taji, Robin Jessop and Paul Kristiansen (UNE)
Supported by AusAID
Ecology and management of serrated tussock on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales
Tieneke Trotter (PhD)

Supervisor: Brian Sindel and Robin Jessop (UNE); and Hugh Possingham (University of Qld)
Supported by the National Heritage Trust and the Weed CRC.
The sociology of weeds: motivating, building capacity and educating grazers who fail to control weeds
Brian Sindel, Annemieke van der Meulen and Ian Reeve (UNE)

Supported by MLA
The ecology and management of Aristida latifolia (feathertop) in the Mitchell Grasslands of western Qld
David Phelps (PhD)

Supervisor: Brian Sindel (UNE)
An evaluation of the relative competitiveness of three annual broadleaf weeds and one annual grass weed in two chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) varieties in a controlled environment
Simon Turpin (BRurSc)
Supervisor: Brian Sindel (UNE)
Seasonal variation in the effect of desiccation and damage on the propagules and survival of alligator weed (Alternanthera philoxeroides)
Amy Kruger (MNatRes)
Supervisors: Mic Julien, S Schooler (CSIRO) and Brian Sindel (UNE)
The role of weeds as alternative hosts of Fusarium wilt in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum)
Richard Kent (PHD)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel and David Backhouse (UNE); and Joe Kochman (Qld DPI)
Supported by CRDC
Malvaceae weeds in cotton production
Stephen Johnson and Brian Sindel (UNE), and Graham Charles (NSW Agriculture)
Supported by NSW Agriculture, the Cotton CRC and CRDC
Sustainable weed management in organic herb and vegetable production
Paul Kristiansen (PhD)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel and Robin Jessop (UNE)
Supported by RIRDC
The effect of night sowing on the emergence patterns and competitive impact of weeds on buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales
David Van Ryswick (BRurSc Honours)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel, Robin Jessop, Paul Kristiansen (UNE)
Biology, ecology & management of common sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus)
Michael Widderick (PhD)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel (UNE), Steve Walker (Queensland DPI)
Supported by GRDC
Coolatai grass (Hypparhenia hirta) invasion of national parks
Scott McArdle (BRurSc Honours)
Supervisor: Brian Sindel (UNE) 
Supported by the Weed CRC
Roundup Ready cotton volunteer survey
Rebecca Perry (BRurSc Honours)
Supervisor: Brian Sindel
Supported by the Cotton CRC
Ecology, population dynamics and management of saffron thistle, Carthamus lanatus L.
Blair Grace (PhD)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel and Wal Whalley (UNE); and Andy Sheppard (CSIRO)
Supported by the Weed CRC
Using crop residues to control weeds
Anne Hoult (PhD)
Supervisors: Acram Taji, Robin Jessop and Brian Sindel (UNE)
Supported by GRDC
The effects of bromoxynil and glyphosate on two biotypes of bladder ketmia, Hibiscus trionum
Scott Wallace (BRurSc Honours)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel (UNE); Guy Roth (CRDC); Stephen Johnson (ACRI)
Effects of night cultivation and tillage method on weed emergence
Greg Stockings (BRurSc Honours)
Supervisors: Robin Jessop and Brian Sindel (UNE)
The colonisation of railway tracks by weeds
Brian Sindel (UNE)

Supported by the Rail Infrastructure Corporation
Temperature effects on the efficacy of Roundup® (glyphosate) for the control of nutgrass (Cyperus rotundus) in cotton
Keith Pengilley (BRurSc Honours)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel (UNE) and Graham Charles (ACRI)
Ecology and management of the "take-all" weed Polymeria longifolia (Peak Downs curse) in cotton
Stephen Johnson (PhD)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel and Christine Jones (UNE)
Supported by the Cotton CRC and CRDC
Allelopathic effects of weeds
Lynn Madden (BRurSc Honours)
Supervisor: Brian Sindel (UNE)
Pasture weed education
Ursula Taylor (CRC for Weed Management Systems)
Integrated weed management of chickpeas (Cicer arietinum)
Jeremy Whish (PhD)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel and Robin Jessop (UNE)
Supported by GRDC
Increasing herbicide efficacy with lecithen, a plant-based adjuvant
Michelle Crowe (BRurSc)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel (UNE) and Dick Medd (NSW DPI)
Reproductive biology of Nassella neesiana (Chilean needle grass); a threat to the sustainability of prime lamb production
Mark Gardener (PhD)
Supervisors: Wal Whalley and Brian Sindel (UNE)

Supported by MRC and the Weed CRC
Effects of sugar cane, lablab and sorghum residues on germination and growth of selected weed species
Jessica Klok (BRurSc)
Supervisors: Robin Jessop and Brian Sindel (UNE)
Competition aspects of silverleaf nightshade
Chris Hetherington (GradDipSc)
Supervisor: Brian Sindel (UNE)
Conventional cultivation and herbicide weed control measures in fallow and their effects on the following wheat crop
Robert Haddrill (BRurSc)
Supervisors: Don MacLeod and Brian Sindel (UNE)
Weed management planning
Lynn Rees (GradDipNatRes)
Supervisors: Nick Reid, Brian Sindel (UNE) and Martin Smith (NSW National Parks)
Effects of irrigation water on weed seed populations in cotton fields in the Macquarie Valley
David Hawkey (BRurSc)
Supervisor: Brian Sindel (UNE)
The control of Kunzea parvifolia and Leptospermum minutifolium using four commercial herbicides on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales
Tabitha Sole (BRurSc)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel (UNE) and Tony Cook (NSW DPI)
Comparative seed ecology of Eragrostis curvula (Schrad.) Nees and Hyparrhennia hirta (L.) Stapf, potentially invasive plants of environmental areas on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales
Steven Smith (GradDipSc)
Supervisors: Brian Sindel and Wal Whalley (UNE)