Research interests

  • Horticultural biometric consultancy
  • Survey design and analysis
  • Sampling methodology
  • Applied statistics in Postharvest, Entomology and IPM, and Greenhouse Production


Anne Harris is Technical Officer who joined NSW DPI in 1990. She provides biometrical consulting services to research and extension staff at Gosford Horticultural Institute.

She is involved in the design and analysis of scientific trials across a variety of horticultural research areas, including greenhouse production, postharvest horticulture and pathology, insect ecology and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

Anne draws upon her agricultural background to complement consulting projects. She has developed a broad scientific knowledge base through collaboration with scientists from a wide variety of disciplines.


BSc.Agr – University of Sydney, 1988

Current projects

  • Using essential oils for Postharvest pathogen control
  • Habitat creation for beneficial insect populations
  • Improving the productivity and profitability of the Bhutanese citrus industry funded through ACIAR, NSW DPI and the Bhutan Ministry of Agriculture

Recent publications

Lazar EE, Wills RBH, Ho BT, Harris AM, and Spohr LJ (accepted) Antifungal effect of gaseous nitric oxide (NO) on mycelium growth, sporulation and spore germination of the postharvest horticulture pathogens, Aspergillus niger, Monilinia fructicola and Penicillium itallicum. Letters in Applied Microbiology

Parks SE, Haigh AM and Harris AM (2007) Responses of Six Species of Proteaceae, in Containers, to Controlled-Release Fertilizer. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 38, 2227-2237

Bishop AL, Bellis GA, McKenzie HJ, Spohr LJ, Worrall RJ, Harris AM and Melville L (2006) Light trapping of biting midges Culicoides spp. (Diptera:Ceratopogonidae) with green light-emitting diodes. Journal of the Australian Entomology Society 45, 202-205

Fields of research

  • 010401 Applied Statistics

Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC)

Keyword/phrase list of research interests

  • Biometrical consulting
  • Applied Statistics
  • Survey design and analysis