Julian Taylor

Dr Julian Taylor

Ext-Funded Research Fellow (C)

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

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.




  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 - ongoing 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
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1998 - 2005 University of Adelaide Australia PhD


Project Title Funding Body Duration Investment Role %Time
SAGI-STH: The southern node of the Statistics for the Australian
Grains Industry
GRDC 2016-2020 $4.5M Principal Investigator 100.0%


  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Feasibility Study of Ranked Set Sampling for Typical Modern Agronomy Trials Under Different Sampling Designs: Benefits and Challenges of Ranked Set Sampling for the Grains Industry Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Peter Josef Kasprzak
    2014 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Application and Optimisation of Genomic Selection for Wheat Breeding Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Adam Luke Norman
  • Position: Ext-Funded Research Fellow (C)
  • Phone: 83132077
  • Email: julian.taylor@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Waite, floor 2
  • Org Unit: Agricultural Science

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