Dr Julian Taylor
Julian is a Senior Research Fellow in the University of Adelaide
Dr. Julian Taylor is a Senior Research Fellow in the Biometry Hub located at the Waite Agricultural Precinct of the University of Adelaide. He is also a Program Leader for the southern node of the Statistics for the Grains Industry project, a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) funded initiative to provide biometrical research support for southern regional GRDC projects.
Dr. Taylors research is based on the development of statistical methodology and models along with their computational implementation for use in the analysis of plant breeding experiments. Much of this research is multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative with plant researchers in the university as well across other scientific communities involved in plant breeding research. A substantial focus of the research is in the competitive research area of statistical genetics in crop agriculture. This includes the theoretical and computational research development of gene-trait association modelling such as quantitative trait loci (QTL) analysis and genome wide association analyses.
Additionally, Dr. Taylor is the co-author and maintainer of statistical software packages R/wgaim and R/ASMap written in the open source R statistical computing environment. These packages have provided plant research staff in the university with highly efficient tools for the genetic analysis of their experiments and continue to play an important role in providing research outcomes for their projects.
|2016||Senior Research Fellow||University of Adelaide, Adelaide|
|2011 - 2016||Research Fellow||University of Adelaide, Adelaide|
|2006 - 2011||Postdoctoral Fellow||Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Canberra|
|1998 - 2005||University of Adelaide||Australia||PhD|
|2017||Hall, K. C., Fowler, A. J., Geddes, M. C. & Taylor, J. D. (2017). Predictable spatiotemporal dynamics of a dense cuttlefish spawning aggregation increases its vulnerability to exploitation. ICES Journal of Marine Science, -.
|2017||Aldridge, M., Lee, S., Taylor, J., Popplewell, G., Job, F. & Pitchford, W. (2017). The use of walk over weigh to predict calving date in extensively managed beef herds. Animal Production Science, 57, 3, 583-591.
|2017||Taylor, J., Norman, A., Tanaka, E., Telfer, P., Edwards, J., Martinant, J. & Kuchel, H. (2017). Increased genomic prediction accuracy in wheat breeding using a large Australian panel. TAG Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 1-13.
|2017||Shankar, M., Jorgensen, D., Taylor, J., Chalmers, K., Fox, R., Hollaway, G. ... Mather, D. (2017). Loci on chromosomes 1A and 2A affect resistance to tan (yellow) spot in wheat populations not segregating for tsn1. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 1-18.
|2016||Schoppach, R., Taylor, J., Majerus, E., Claverie, E., Baumann, U., Suchecki, R. ... Sadok, W. (2016). High resolution mapping of traits related to whole-plant transpiration under increasing evaporative demand in wheat. Journal of Experimental Botany, 67, 9, 2847-2860.
|2016||Mahjourimajd, S., Taylor, J., Rengel, Z., Khabaz-Saberi, H., Kuchel, H., Okamoto, M. & Langridge, P. (2016). The genetic control of grain protein content under variable nitrogen supply in an Australian wheat mapping population. H. T. Nguyen (Ed.). PLoS ONE, 11, 7, -.
|2016||Shirdelmoghanloo, H., Taylor, J., Lohraseb, I., Rabie, H., Brien, C., Timmins, A. ... Collins, N. (2016). A QTL on the short arm of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) chromosome 3B affects the stability of grain weight in plants exposed to a brief heat shock early in grain filling. BMC Plant Biology, 16, 1, 100-1-100-15.
|2016||Genc, Y., Oldach, K., Taylor, J. & Lyons, G. (2016). Uncoupling of sodium and chloride to assist breeding for salinity tolerance in crops. New Phytologist, 210, 1, 145-156.
|2016||Stevens, R., Pech, J., Taylor, J., Clingeleffer, P., Walker, R. & Nicholas, P. (2016). Effects of irrigation and rootstock on Vitis vinifera (L.) cv. Shiraz berry composition and shrivel, and wine composition and wine score. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 22, 1, 124-136.
|2016||Mahjourimajd, S., Taylor, J., Sznajder, B., Timmins, A., Shahinnia, F., Rengel, Z. ... Langridge, P. (2016). Genetic basis for variation in wheat grain yield in response to varying nitrogen application. H. Nguyen (Ed.). PLoS ONE, 11, 7, 1-18.
|2015||Kitimu, S., Taylor, J., March, T., Tairo, F., Wilkinson, M. & Rodriguez Lopez, C. (2015). Meristem micropropagation of cassava (Manihot esculenta) evokes genome-wide changes in DNA methylation. Frontiers in Plant Science, 6, Aug, 590-1-590-12.
|2015||Hill, C., Taylor, J., Edwards, J., Mather, D., Langridge, P., Bacic, A. & Roessner, U. (2015). Detection of QTL for metabolic and agronomic traits in wheat with adjustments for variation at genetic loci that affect plant phenology. Plant Science, 233, 143-154.
|2015||McDonald, G., Bovill, W., Taylor, J. & Wheeler, R. (2015). Responses to phosphorus among wheat genotypes. Crop and Pasture Science, 66, 5, 430-444.
|2014||Linsell, K., Rahman, M., Taylor, J., Davey, R., Gogel, B., Wallwork, H. ... Oldach, K. (2014). QTL for resistance to root lesion nematode (Pratylenchus thornei) from a synthetic hexaploid wheat source. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 127, 6, 1409-1421.
|2014||Genc, Y., Taylor, J., Rongala, J. & Oldach, K. (2014). A major locus for chloride accumulation on chromosome 5A in bread wheat. PLoS One, 9, 6, e98845-1-e98845-12.
|2014||Maphosa, L., Collins, N. C., Taylor, J. & Mather, D. E. (2014). Post-anthesis heat and a Gpc-B1 introgression have similar but non-additive effects in bread wheat. Functional Plant Biology, 41, 9, 1002-1008.
|2013||Bonneau, J., Taylor, J., Parent, B., Bennett, D., Reynolds, M., Feuillet, C. ... Mather, D. (2013). Multi-environment analysis and improved mapping of a yield-related QTL on chromosome 3B of wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 126, 3, 747-761.
|2013||Hill, C., Taylor, J., Edwards, J., Mather, D., Bacic, A., Langridge, P. & Roessner, U. (2013). Whole-genome mapping of agronomic and metabolic traits to identify novel quantitative trait loci in bread wheat grown in a water-limited environment. Plant Physiology, 162, 3, 1266-1281.
|2012||Verbyla, A., Taylor, J. & Verbyla, K. (2012). RWGAIM: An efficient high-dimensional random whole genome average (QTL) interval mapping approach. Genetics Research, 94, 6, 291-306.
|2012||Taylor, J., Verbyla, A., Cavanagh, C. & Newberry, M. (2012). Variable selection in linear mixed models using an extended class of penalties. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 54, 4, 427-449.
|2012||McDonald, G., Taylor, J., Verbyla, A. & Kuchel, H. (2012). Assessing the importance of subsoil constraints to yield of wheat and its implications for yield improvement. Crop and Pasture Science, 63, 11, 1043-1065.
|2011||Taylor, J. & Verbyla, A. (2011). R package wgaim: QTL analysis in bi-parental populations using linear mixed models. Journal of Statistical Software, 40, 7, 1-18.|
|2010||Cavanagh, C., Taylor, J., Larroque, O., Coombes, N., Verbyla, A., Nath, Z. ... Newberry, M. (2010). Sponge and dough bread making: genetic and phenotypic relationships with wheat quality traits. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, online, 5, 1-14.
|2008||Stevens, R., Pech, J., Gibberd, M., Walker, R., Jones, J., Taylor, J. & Nicholas, P. (2008). Effect of reduced irrigation on growth, yield, ripening rates and water relations of Chardonnay vines grafted to five rootstocks. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 14, 3, 177-190.
|2006||Taylor, J. & Verbyla, A. (2006). Asymptotic likelihood approximations using a partial Laplace approximation. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 48, 4, 465-476.
|2004||Taylor, J. & Verbyla, A. (2004). Joint modelling of location and scale parameters of the t distribution. Statistical Modelling, 4, 2, 91-112.
|2003||Stephens, C., Taylor, J. & Austin, A. (2003). Modification of insect-plant interactions: weed invasion and the pollination of an endangered orchid. Records of the South Australian Museum Monograph Series, 7, 193-201.|
|2014||Taylor, J. D. & Butler, D.; (2014); ASMap: Linkage map construction using the MSTmap algorithm;|
|2008||Taylor, J. D., Diffey, S., Verbyla, A. & Cullis, B.; (2008); wgaim: Whole Genome Average Interval Mapping for QTL Detection using Mixed Models;|
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|SAGI-STH: The southern node of the Statistics for the Australian
PhD candidate: Adam Norman
Adam works for Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) as a wheat breeder and is due to finish his PhD at the end of 2017. He PhD has been focused on the development and implementation of genomic selection in a commercial wheat breeding environment.