Perennial Horticulture Centre Leader
TIA Deputy Director
Head of Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
BAgSci (Hons), PhD
|Contact Campus||Sandy Bay Campus|
|Building||Life Sciences - Building 34|
|Telephone||+61 3 6226 2776|
|Mobile||0419 386 288|
KLA 365 & KLA 465 - Horticultural Science
Publications are available for download
Area of interest is applied Tree and Vine Ecophysiology. This has led to:
Current research activity includes:
Previously on the Editorial Board of Tree Physiology (2006-2008) and Associate Editor of New Forests (2010-2013) and currently Editorial Board Member of Environmental & Experimental Botany and the Journal of Agricultural Science.
Dugald Close is Deputy Director and Perennial Horticulture Centre Leader with the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA), Lead Agency National Cherry Industry Coordinator, and represents Tasmania and is Chair of the National Horticulture Research Network.
He has over 15 years experience in industry-applied tree physiology research in the forestry, farm forestry and revegetation, native horticulture, nursery, viticulture and tree-crops industries.
Appointments have included Australian Research Council post-doctoral fellowship with UTAS on a national tree seedling project with 8 industry partners, Senior Research Scientist with Kings Park and Botanic Garden (adjunct lecturer at UWA) responsible for developing and leading the Plant Ecophysiology group and working with industry and government authorities, leading a national research program in tree health as a Fellow with the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre (adjunct Senior Research Fellow Murdoch University), before moving into RD&E of production horticulture, first as Program Leader with the Department of Primary Industry and Environment before joining TIA in 2009 as Centre Leader for Perennial Horticulture.
Authorised by the Head of School, Land & Food
1 April, 2015