I am botanical epidemiologist and ecologist specialising in simulation modelling and geographic information systems (GIS). Currently I’m an Associate Professor in the in the Centre for Crop Health at the University of Southern Queensland. At USQ I lead a research group that studies plant disease modelling, integrated disease management and pathogen population biology for broadacre crops. I have expertise in R programming and have developed several tools to help gather weather and climate data and study pathogen populations using R.

Along with Emerson Del Ponte, I co-founded Open Plant Pathology, a community of plant pathology, plant disease epidemiology, pathogen population biology, microbial ecology and genomics researchers that supports the several forms of open science practices in plant pathology.


Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

University of Southern Queensland

International Rice Research Institute

Kansas State University

Open Plant Pathology

Tropical Plant Pathology