Dr Aidan D. Farrell

Lecturer in Plant Physiology

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AFarrell
Contact Information

Department of Life Sciences
The University of The West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Location:
Natural Sciences Building, Old Wing, Room 318

Tel: 1 (868) 662-2002 ext. 83110
Fax: 1(868) 663-5241

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Educational Background
  • Ph.D. Plant Physiology, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland (2004).
  • Postgraduate Diploma (with Distinction), Statistics, University of Dublin, Trinity  College, Ireland (2001).   
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Ecology, University of Edinburgh, UK (1999).
On-going Research Projects
  • Abiotic stress, especially thermal response and heat tolerance.
  • Selection of Cocoa germplasm for heat and drought tolerance.
  • Selection of tree species for forest restoration.
  • Selection of Anthurium germplasm for long vase life: Anthurium
  • Selection of wheat germplasm for grain quality: HFN link
Publications
Selected Bibliography
  • Kondhare KR, Hedden P, Kettlewell PS, Farrell AD and Monaghan JM. (2014). Use of the hormone-biosynthesis inhibitors fluridone and paclobutrazol to determine the effects of altered abscisic acid and gibberellin levels on pre-maturity α-amylase formation in wheat grains. Journal of Cereal Science 60: 210-216.
  • John-Bejai C, Farrell AD, Cooper FM, and Oatham MP. (2013). Contrasting physiological responses to excess heat and irradiance in two tropical savanna sedges. AoB Plants 5: plt051.
  • Kondhare KR, Kettlewell PS, Farrell AD, Hedden P, and Monaghan JM. (2013). The role of sensitivity to abscisic acid and gibberellin in pre-maturity α-amylase formation in wheat grains. Journal of Cereal Science 58: 472-478.
  • Farrell AD, Kettlewell PS, Simmons J, Flintham JE, Snape JW, Werner P and Jack PL. (2013). Control of late maturity alpha-amylase in wheat by the dwarfing gene Rht-D1b and genes on the 1B/1R translocation. Molecular Breeding 32: 425–436.
  • Kondhare KR, Kettlewell PS, Farrell AD, Hedden P and Monaghan JM. (2012). Effects of exogenous abscisic acid and gibberellic acid on pre-maturity α-amylase formation in wheat grains.  Euphytica 188: 51-60.
  • Farrell AD, Evelyn S, Lennon A and Umaharan P. (2012). Genotypic variation in senescence and water relations in cut flowers of Anthurium andraeanum (Hort.). HortScience 47: 1333–1337.

Revised: 3 March 2016

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