Georgia Koerber

Dr Georgia Koerber

Developing Educator

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences


My PhD (2000-2004) with Professor Steve Tyerman, Dr Peter Anderson and Dr Molly Whalen from Flinders University, measured salt and drought tolerance ecophysiology of a natural hybrid of Eucalyptus largiflorens, called Green box. This tree survives the harsh conditions on the Chowilla floodplain of the River Murray. The aim was to select trees for revegetation by screening seedlings with traits and AFLP DNA markers. Traits were leaf carbon and nitrogen and the abundance of their natural isotopes (13C and 15N), and specific leaf area. Rates of photosynthesis, transpiration and stomatal conductance were also monitored for calculation of water use efficiency and occurrences of non-stomatal conductance indicative of plants ability to cope with water/salt stress. My Postdoctoral research (2005-2007) at Bangor University in Wales with Prof Davey Jones, Prof Gareth Edwards-Jones and Dr Paul Hill, formed carbon budgets for vegetable production in the UK, Spain and Uganda. Components were soil respiration, plant biomass and soil organic matter and soil parameters for the DNDC (denitrification and decomposition) model.

I have worked for TERN SuperSite and Ecosystem Processes OzFlux. Data contributes to Global datasets of Fluxnet (Calperum, Site ID: AU-Cpr) and NASA's Ecostress mission. 

 

weather

 

fluxes

 

soil

Tower weather, wind direction and speed

Fluxes in carbon dioxide, water and energy

Soil heat flux, moisture and conductivity

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8th-12th February 2022.

 

Eucalyptus Day 2018 from CSIRO on Vimeo.

2021

Fernando, D.R., Fernando, A.E., Koerber, G.R., Doody, T.M. (2021) Tree-soil interactions through water release to a floodplain ecosystem: a case study of Black Box (Eucalyptus largiflorens) on loamy sands. Wetlands 41(17) DOI

2020

Song, R., Muller, J. -P., Kharbouche, S., Yin, F., Woodgate, W., Kitchen, M., . . . Gobron, N. (2020). Validation of space-based albedo products from upscaled tower-based measurements over heterogeneous and homogeneous landscapes. Remote Sensing12(5), 833-1-833-22. 
DOI 

2020

Pastorello, G., Trotta, C., Canfora, E., Chu, H., Christianson, D., Cheah, Y., . . . Gielen, B. (2020). The FLUXNET2015 dataset and the ONEFlux processing pipeline for eddy covariance data. Scientific data7(1), 225.DOI 

2020

Sun, Q., Meyer, W., Koerber, G., & Marschner, P. (2020). Rapid recovery of net ecosystem production in a semi-arid woodland after a wildfire. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology291, 1-10.DOI

2017

Sun, Q., Meyer, W., Koerber, G., & Marschner, P. (2017). Response of microbial activity to labile C addition in sandy soil from semi-arid woodland is influenced by vegetation patch and wildfire. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition17(1), 62-73. DOI Scopus2 WoS2

2017

Sun, Q., Meyer, W., Koerber, G., & Marschner, P. (2017). Prior rainfall pattern determines response of net ecosystem carbon exchange to a large rainfall event in a semi-arid woodland. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment247, 112-119. DOI Scopus4 WoS3

2016

Koerber, G., Meyer, W., Sun, Q., Cale, P., & Ewenz, C. (2016). Under a new light: validation of eddy covariance flux with light response functions of assimilation and estimates of heterotrophic soil respiration. Biogeosciences DiscussionsOnlinePubl, 1-28. 

DOI 

2016

Sun, Q., Meyer, W., Koerber, G., & Marschner, P. (2016). A wildfire event influences ecosystem carbon fluxes but not soil respiration in a semi-arid woodland. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology226-227, 57-66. DOI Scopus8 WoS7

2015

Sun, Q., Meyer, W., Koerber, G., & Marschner, P. (2015). Response of respiration and nutrient availability to drying and rewetting in soil from a semi-arid woodland depends on vegetation patch and a recent wildfire. Biogeosciences12(16), 5093-5101. DOI Scopus9 WoS9

2015

Meyer, W., Kondrlovà, E., & Koerber, G. (2015). Evaporation of perennial semi-arid woodland in southeastern Australia is adapted for irregular but common dry periods. Hydrological Processes29(17), 3714-3726. DOI Scopus25 WoS24

2013

Koerber, G. R., Anderson, P. A., & Seekamp, J. V. (2013). Morphology, physiology and AFLP markers validate that green box is a hybrid of Eucalyptus largiflorens and E. gracilis (Myrtaceae). Australian Systematic Botany26(2), 156-166. DOI Scopus4 WoS4

2012

Koerber, G., Seekamp, J., Anderson, P., Whalen, M., & Tyerman, S. (2012). A putative hybrid of Eucalyptus largiflorens growing on salt- and drought-affected floodplains has reduced specific leaf area and leaf nitrogen. Australian Journal of Botany60(4), 358-367. 
DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC1

2012

Koerber, G., & Hancock, T. (2012). Statistical associations between morphology, physiology and AFLP DNA markers enable selection of a putative eucalypt hybrid able to tolerate salt affected floodplains. SILVAE GENETICA61(6), 236-246.DOI

2010

Koerber, G., Hill, P., Edwards-Jones, G., & Jones, D. (2010). Estimating the component of soil respiration not dependent on living plant roots: Comparison of the indirect y-intercept regression approach and direct bare plot approach. Soil Biology and Biochemistry42(10), 1835-1841.DOI Scopus20 WoS19 Europe PMC3

2009

Koerber, G., Edwards-Jones, G., Hill, P., Canals, L., Nyeko, P., York, E., & Jones, D. (2009). Geographical variation in carbon dioxide fluxes from soils in agro-ecosystems and its implications for life-cycle assessment. Journal of Applied Ecology46(2), 306-314.
DOI Scopus27 WoS23 Europe PMC2

2008

Edwards-Jones, G., Milà i Canals, L., Hounsome, N., Truninger, M., Koerber, G., Hounsome, B., . . . Jones, D. (2008). Testing the assertion that 'local food is best': the challenges of an evidence-based approach. Trends in Food Science and Technology19(5), 265-274.
DOI  Scopus216 WoS206 Europe PMC17

2008

Harmens, H., Norris, D., Koerber, G., Buse, A., Steinnes, E., & Rühling, A. (2008). Temporal trends (1990-2000) in the concentration of cadmium, lead and mercury in mosses across Europe. Environmental Pollution151(2), 368-376.DOI Scopus94 WoS87 Europe PMC32

2007

Harmens, H., Norris, D., Koerber, G., Buse, A., Steinnes, E., & Rühling, A. (2007). Temporal trends in the concentration of arsenic, chromium, copper, iron, nickel, vanadium and zinc in mosses across Europe between 1990 and 2000. Atmospheric Environment41(31), 6673-6687.
DOI Scopus71 WoS59

2007

Harmens, H., Norris, D. A., & Koerber, G. R. (2007). Temporal trends (1990-2000) in the heavy metal concentration in mosses across Europe.

2007

Harmens, H., Norris, D. A., & Koerber, G. R. (2007). Temporal trends in the concentration of heavy metals in mosses in Europe. Science for Environmental Policy: European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service.

2007

Edwards-Jones, G., Koerber, G., Milà i Canals, L., & York, E. H. (2007). Identifying and managing emissions from farms and food chains. Carbon Footprint Supply Chain Summit. London (UK), 24-25.

 

Journal Articles

  Books

2014

Koerber, G. (2014). Salt: Jack Seekamp and His Fight to Save the Chowilla Floodplain.Australia: Oryx Publishing Pty Ltd.

 

Theses

2004

Koerber, G. R. (2004). Morphological, Physiological and AFLP Molecular Marker Assessment of a Putative Hybrid Origin for’green Variant Plants’ of Eucalyptus Largiflorens (F. Muell) and Its Apparent’salt Tolerance’in Order to Select Plants for Revegetation Strategies. (PhD Thesis).


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