In the era of data-rich agriculture, biometry research involves methodological statistics development and the use of modern scientific computing methods for the design and analysis of research studies and experiments conducted in the life sciences.
This includes theoretical and computational research in experimental and sampling design as well as statistical modelling approaches with multi-faceted phenotypic and ‘omics data obtained from multiple field and controlled environments. The modern biometry research also fosters the development of pathways for conducting the best practice statistics in relevant academic and industry research and extension.
The Biometry Hub group of the University of Adelaide specialises in statistical methodologies for field trials, comparative and multi-factorial experiments and field sampling in application to agriculture, horticulture, oenology and food sciences.
Our research has a strong focus on statistical genetics including linkage map construction, whole genome QTL analysis, genome wide association studies (GWAS) and genomic selection (GS). We employ and develop advanced analytical computing methods in digital agriculture including big data processing, computer vision and machine learning as well as promote the adoption of cloud-based high performance computing.
We collaborate internationally and nationally and maintain a strong interest in best practice statistics in the Southern region in Australia.
The Biometry Hub starts out and supports communities of practice with solid statistical foundations through open collaborative communication with researchers and practitioners by providing tailored professional development opportunities and facilitating multi-disciplinary dialogues with user-friendly software applications.
Biometry Hub news
2020 will bring another round of statistical workshops for agronomists and researchers. Find out when and where they will be held here.Read more about Statistics training workshops in Ballarat
2020 will bring another round of statistical workshops for agronomists and researchers. Find out when and where they will be held here.Read more about SAGI-STH Statistics training workshops for 2020
In early December 2019 the University of Adelaide hosted a meeting of the Australasian region of the International Biometric SocietyRead more about International Biometric Society Meeting