Mr Stewart Coventry

Stewart Coventry
Research Associate
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

Stewart is a cereals pre-breeder with interest in the genetics and physiological basis of adaptation to hostile environments and barley malting quality.

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Mr Stewart Coventry

Stewart is a cereals pre-breeder with interest in the genetics and physiological basis of adaptation to hostile environments and barley malting quality.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Stewart is a research associate with experience in plant breeding and genetics, appointed as a barley breeding in 2004 and involved in the release of the barley varieties Compass, Commander, Fathom, Fleet, Skipper, Navigator, and Admiral through the University of Adelaide Barley Program. Since 2016 I have been appointed as a germplasm manager and cereals pre-breeder for the University of Adelaide. Stewart is actively engaged with the barley industry with the promotion of barley varieties and is on organising committee of the Australian Barley Technical Symposium and a member of the South Australian Barley Advisory Committee.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2016 Research Associate (Cereals Pre-breeder) School of Agriculture, Food, and Wine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide
2004 - 2016 Research Associate (Barley Breeder) School of Agriculture, Food, and Wine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide
2003 - 2004 Research associate, UA-ICARDA collaborative barley breeding for low rainfall environments University of Adelaide, Adelaide
2000 - 2002 PhD Student University of Adelaide, Adelaide
1999 - 1999 Wheat/barley molecular marker implementation technician VIDA, Horsham

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1998 - 1998 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia B. Ag. Science (Hons)

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Tilbrook, J., Schilling, R., Berger, B., Garcia, A., Trittermann, C., Coventry, S., . . . Roy, S. (2017). Variation in shoot tolerance mechanisms not related to ion toxicity in barley. Functional Plant Biology, 44(12), 1194-1206.
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2017 Obsa, B., Eglinton, J., Coventry, S., March, T., Guillaume, M., Le, T., . . . Fleury, D. (2017). Quantitative trait loci for yield and grain plumpness relative to maturity in three populations of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) grown in a low rain-fall environment. PLoS ONE, 12(5), e0178111-1-e0178111-17.
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2017 Sadohara, R., Iwami, A., Kajiwara, Y., Takashita, H., March, T., Coventry, S., . . . Eglinton, J. (2017). Genetic analysis of barley for Shochu quality. Journal of Cereal Science, 74, 174-182.
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2016 Obsa, B., Eglinton, J., Coventry, S., March, T., Langridge, P., & Fleury, D. (2016). Genetic analysis of developmental and adaptive traits in three doubled haploid populations of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 129(6), 1-13.
DOI Scopus9 WoS9 Europe PMC4
2016 Cu, S., March, T., Stewart, S., Degner, S., Coventry, S., Box, A., . . . Eglinton, J. (2016). Genetic analysis of grain and malt quality in an elite barley population. Molecular Breeding, 36(9), 129-1-129-16.
DOI Scopus2 WoS1
2011 Tavakkoli, E., Fatehi, F., Coventry, S., Rengasamy, P., & McDonald, G. (2011). Additive effects of Na⁺ and Cl⁻ ions on barley growth under salinity stress. Journal of Experimental Botany, 62(6), 2189-2203.
DOI Scopus130 WoS106 Europe PMC45
2010 Hayden, M., Tabone, T., Nguyen, T., Coventry, S., Keiper, F., Fox, R., . . . Eglinton, J. (2010). An informative set of SNP markers for molecular characterisation of Australian barley germplasm. Crop and Pasture Science, 61(1), 70-83.
DOI Scopus14 WoS7
2003 Coventry, S., Barr, A., Eglinton, J., & McDonald, G. (2003). The determinants and genome locations influencing grain weight and size in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 54(11-12), 1103-1115.
DOI Scopus34 WoS31
2003 Coventry, S., Collins, H., Barr, A., Jefferies, S., Chalmers, K., Logue, S., & Langridge, P. (2003). Use of putative QTLs and structural genes in marker assisted selection for diastatic power in malting barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 54(11-12), 1241-1250.
DOI Scopus37 WoS36
2003 Pallotta, M., Asayama, S., Reinheimer, J., Davies, P., Barr, A., Jefferies, S., . . . Eckermann, P. (2003). Mapping and QTL analysis of the barley population Amagi Nijo x WI2585. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 54(11-12), 1141-1144.
DOI Scopus22 WoS22
2003 Barr, A., Karakousis, A., Lance, R., Logue, S., Manning, S., Chalmers, K., . . . Langridge, P. (2003). Mapping and QTL analysis of the barley population Chebec x Harrington. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 54(11-12), 1125-1130.
DOI Scopus35 WoS34
2003 Barr, A., Jefferies, S., Broughton, S., Chalmers, K., Kretschmer, J., Boyd, W., . . . Eckermann, P. (2003). Mapping and QTL analysis of the barley population Alexis x Sloop. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 54(11-12), 1117-1123.
DOI Scopus31 WoS28

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2016 Porker, K., Eglinton, J. K., Coventry, S., & Fettell, N. (2016). Improvement of yield and adaptation by manipulating phenology genes. In G. Zhang, & L. Chengdao (Eds.), Exploration, Identification and Utilization of Barley Germplasm (pp. 241-264). United Kingdom: Elsevier.
DOI Scopus1

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2010 Tavakkoli, E., Jones, B., Coventry, S., Rengasamy, P., & McDonald, G. (2010). On-farm assessment of sub-soil salinity and sodicity constraints to barley production in southern Australia. In Food Security from Sustainable Agriculture : Proceedings of 15th Agronomy Conference 2010 (pp. Online). NSW, Australia: Australian Society of Agronomy.
2008 McKay, A., Riley, I., Hartley, D., Wiebkin, S., Herdina, M., Li, G., . . . Huang, C. (2008). Studying root development in soil using DNA technology: idea to impact. In M. F. Unkovich (Ed.), Proceedings of the 14th Australian Agronomy Conference (pp. 1-7). Australia: The Regional Institute Ltd.
2006 Coventry, S., Sayed, H., Grando, S., Ceccarelli, S., Baum, M., & Eglinton, J. (2006). Understanding the adaptation of barley to the low rainfall environments of southern Australia. In Breeding for Success Diversity in Action: proceedings of the 13th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference, 18-21 April, 2006 (pp. 1170-1176). New Zealand: New Zealand Grassland Association.
2006 Eglinton, J., Coventry, S., & Chalmers, K. (2006). Breeding Outcomes from Molecular Genetics. In 13th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference proceedings (pp. 743-749). Christchurch, N.Z.: New Zealand Grassland Association.
2005 Coventry, S., Sayed, H., Grando, S., Ceccarelli, S., Baum, M., & Eglinton, J. (2005). Delivering improved varieties for hostile environments: Identification and introgression of genetically different sources of adaptation to low rainfall environments. In 12th Australian Barley Technical Symposium Conference Proceedings. Hobart, Tasmania: Australian Barley Association.
2004 Eglinton, J., Coventry, S., Mather, D., Kretschmer, J., & McMichael, G. (2004). Advanced Backcross QTL Analysis in Barley. In 9th International Barley Genetics Symposium : book of abstracts (pp. 65). Brno, Czech Republic: Czech Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding.
2004 Coventry, S., Sayed, H., Baum, M., Grando, S., Ceccarelli, S., Barr, A., & Eglinton, J. (2004). The Genetic Basis of Adaptation to Low Rainfall Environments in Australia. In 9th International Genetics Symposium (pp. 920-926). Czech Republic.
2003 Coventry, S., Eglinton, J., & Long, N. (2003). Delivering improved varieties for hostile environments: an integrated approach to research and breeding.. In 12th Australian Barley Technical Symposium, 11 - 14 September, 2005. Hobart, Tasmania.
2003 Quinn, M., Coventry, S., McDonald, G., & Eglinton, J. (2003). Alternative sources of boron tolerance in barley. In Alternative sources of boron tolerance in barley.
2003 Coventry, S., Barr, A., Eglinton, J., & McDonald, G. (2003). QTL analysis of grain weight and size – is there a future beyond developmental genes?. In Proceedings of the 11th Barley Technical Symposium and the 53rd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference (pp. 5 pages). Glenelg, S.A.: Australian Barley Technical Symposium.
2002 Barr, A., Eglinton, J., Coventry, S., Collins, H., Logue, S., Roumeliotis, S., . . . Langridge, P. (2002). QTL analysis – did it deliver the goods?. In Plant breeding for the 11th millenium : Proceedings of the 12th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference (pp. 675-684). Perth, W.A.: Australasian Plant Breeding Association.
2001 Coventry, S., Barr, A., Eglinton, J., & McDonald, G. (2001). Characterisation of mapping parents and identification of genes involved in the yield and grain weight of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) grown under Mediterranean environments.. In Characterisation of mapping parents and identification of genes involved in the yield and grain weight of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) grown under Mediterranean environments.. Canberra.
1999 Coventry, S., Barr, A., Jefferies, S., Chalmers, K., Logue, S., & Langridge, P. (1999). Validating quantitative trait loci for diastatic power in populations of malting barley (hordeum vulgare L.). In Proceedings of the 9th Australian Barley Technical Symposium Vol. 1999 (pp. pp.6). Melbourne, Vic.: The Regional Institute.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2004 Eglington, J. K., Coventry, S. J., Mather, D. E., Kretschmer, J., McMichael, G. L., & Chalmers, K. J. (2004). Advance Backcross QTL analysis in Barley. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 9th International Barley Genetics Symposium. Czech Republic.

Plant Breeder's Rights

Year Citation
2015 Publication status: Published
PBR name: Compass
Authors: Box A, Coventry S, Degner S, Eglinton J
Publication date: 2015
PBR family name: Barley (Hordeum vulgare) Compass
Country registered: Australia
Granted date: 2015
PBR app number: 2013/126
Filed date: 31 May 2013
Verification-status: Verified
Record created at source: 27 February 2017
2014 Publication status: Published
PBR name: Fathom
Authors: Eglinton J, Coventry S, Box A
Publication date: 2014
PBR family name: Barley (Hordeum vulgare) Fathom
Country registered: Australia
Granted date: 2014
PBR app number: 2011/141
Associated authors: Coventry S
Filed date: 23 June 2011
Patent status: Granted
Verification-status: Verified
Record created at source: 27 February 2017
2014 PBR name: VT Admiral
Authors: eglinton J, Barr A, Coventry S, Box A
Publication date: 2014
PBR family name: Barley (Hordeum vulgare) VT Admiral
Country registered: Australia
Granted date: 2014
PBR app number: 2011/139
Associated authors: Coventry S
Filed date: 29 June 2011
Patent status: Granted
Verification-status: Verified
Record created at source: 27 February 2017
2014 Publication status: Published
PBR name: Navigator
Authors: Coventry S, Eglinton J, Barr A, Box A
Publication date: 2014
PBR family name: Barley (Hordeum vulgare) Navigator
Country registered: Australia
Granted date: 2014
PBR app number: 2011/140
Filed date: 29 June 2011
Patent status: Granted
Verification-status: Verified
Record created at source: 27 February 2017
2012 Publication status: Published
PBR name: Skipper Australia
Authors: Coventry SJ
Publication date: 23 October 2012
PBR family name: Skipper Australia
Country registered: Australia
Granted date: 23 September 2011
PBR app number: 2011/142
Associated authors: Coventry SJ, Eglinton JK, Box AJ
Filed date: 29 June 2011
Record created at source: 27 February 2017
2012 Publication status: Published
PBR name: Fleet Australia
Authors: Eglinton J, Barr AR, Jefferies S
Publication date: 2012
PBR family name: WI3804 Hordeum Vulgare 2006/0093 Fleet
Country registered: Australia
Granted date: 29 June 2012
PBR app number: 2006/093
Filed date: 2012
Notes: Patent Owner: ARI + GRDC
Verification-status: Verified
Record created at source: 13 February 2015
2010 Publication status: Published
PBR name: Commander
Authors: Eglinton J, Barr A, Jefferies S, Coventry S, Logue S, Roumeliotis S
Publication date: 2010
PBR family name: Hordeum Vulgare (Barley)
Country registered: Australia
PBR app number: 4066
Language: en
Notes: Migrated record 20140814
Verification-status: Verified
Record created at source: 14 August 2014
2007 Publication status: Published
PBR name: Buloke
Authors: Barr A, Roumeloitis S, Coventry S, Eglinton J
Publication date: 2007
PBR family name: Buloke
Country registered: Australia
PBR app number: 3458
Language: en
Notes: Migrated record 20140814
Verification-status: Verified
Record created at source: 14 August 2014
2007 Publication status: Published
PBR name: PBR: Fitzroy
Authors: Barr A, Roumeloitis S, Logue S, Coventry S, Jefferies S, Eglinton J
Publication date: 2007
PBR family name: PBR: Fitzroy
Country registered: Australia
PBR app number: 3459
Language: en
Notes: Migrated record 20140814
Verification-status: Verified
Record created at source: 14 August 2014

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2014 Co-Supervisor Manipulating and Understanding Barley Phenology to Maximise Yield Potential Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Kenton Dean Porker

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2017 - ongoing Member SA Barley Advisory Comittee Australia

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2015 - ongoing Member Australian Barley Technical Symposium Organising Committee Australia
2008 - ongoing Member Grains Industry WA (GIWA) Australia
Position
Research Associate
Phone
83136531
Fax
8313 7109
Campus
Waite
Building
Northern Barns 4a
Org Unit
Plant Science

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