Dr Paul Kristiansen
Associate Professor , Agriculture - School of Environmental and Rural Science
Phone: +61 +61 2 6773 2962
I have been a researcher and teacher in agricultural systems at the University of New England since 2003. Prior to this, I worked in the horticulture industry, as a tree crop researcher at CSIRO and in invasive plant biological control for the Queensland State Government.
My research interests are in agricultural science and invasive plant biology, ecology and management, and rural development and research capacity building in SE Asia and South Asia. I have contributed to research grants worth AUD10.8 million from government and the business sector, and participate in numerous research projects from the tropics to the sub-Antarctic. I currently teach several subjects including general agriculture, ecology, horticulture, organic agriculture and plant biosecurity.
I am currently the Higher Degree Research (HDR) Coordinator for the School of Environmental & Rural Science, overseeing the progress of over 200 PhD and research Masters students.
BSc(Monash), GradDipHortSc(NE), GradCertGIS(Qld), PhD (NE), GradCertHigherEd (UNE)
I currently teach several subjects including general agriculture (AGRO100), ecology (AGRO223), horticulture (AGRO3231, HORT420, HORT510), organic agriculture (AGRO501) and plant biosecurity (AGRO514).
Primary Research Area/sAgriculture, Land and Farm Management; Rural Development
- Invasive plant ecology and management
- Rural development and the transformation of livelihoods in South & SE Asia
- Organic (& low-input) farming systems
- Experimental design and analysis
Research Supervision Experience
Since 2003, I have supervised over 60 post-graduate students to completion, 40% PhD. 50% Masters and 10% Honours. About ~80% were international students and 54% were female.
Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=7jrEJGEAAAAJ