Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Group Publications


Weston, P. A., Gurusinghe, S., Birckhead, E., Skoneczny, D., Quinn, J. C., and Weston, L. A. (2019). Chemometric analysis of Amaranthus retroflexus in relation to livestock toxicity in southern Australia. Phytochemistry 161, 1–10.

Latif, S., Gurusinghe, S., Weston, P. A., Brown, W. B., Quinn, J. C., Piltz, J. W., Weston, L.A. (2019). Performance and weed-suppressive potential of selected pasture legumes against annual weeds in south-eastern Australia. Crop & Pasture Science 70, 147–158.

Chen, Y., Quinn, J.C., Weston, L.A., Loukopoulos, P. (2019). The aetiology, prevalence and morbidity of outbreaks of photosensitisation in livestock: A review. PLoS One 14, e0211625.


Frew, A., Weston, L.A., Reynolds, O.L., Gurr, G.M. (2018). The role of silicon in plant biology: A paradigm shift in research approach. Annals of Botany 121, 1265–1273.

Chiapusio, G., Jassey, V. E. J., Bellvert, F., Comte, G., Weston, L. A., Delarue, F., Buttler, A., Toussaint, M. L., Binet, P. (2018). Sphagnum species modulate their phenolic profiles and mycorrhizal colonization of surrounding Andromeda polifolia along peatland microhabitats. Journal of Chemical Ecology 44, 1146–1157.

Fujinuma, R., Kirchhof, G., Ramakrishna, A., Sirabis, W., Yapo, J., Woruba, D., Gurr, G., Menzies, N. (2018). Intensified sweetpotato production in Papua New Guinea drives plant nutrient decline over the last decade. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 254, 10-19.

Kelly, J., Quinn, J., Loukopoulos, P., Broster, J., Behrendt, K., Weston, L. (2018). Seed contamination in sheep: new investigations into an old problem. Animal Production Science 58(8), 1538-1544.

Moore, J.R., Pratley, J.E., Weston, L.A., Mace, W.J., Broster, J.C., Kirkby, K.A. (2018). Epichloë occultans infection in Australian Lolium rigidum is associated with cropping history and environment but not with herbicide resistance status of host plant. Crop & Pasture Science 69, 642–648.

Pickett, J.A., Weston, L.A. (2018). Possibilities for rationally exploiting co-evolution in addressing resistance to insecticides, and beyond. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 151, 18–24.

Mwendwa, J. M., Brown, W., Wu, H., Weston, P., Weidenhamer, J., Quinn, J., Weston, L. (2018). The weed suppressive ability of selected Australian grain crops; case studies from the Riverina region in New South Wales. Crop Protection 103: 9-19.

Mwendwa, J. M., Weidenhamer, J., Weston, L. (2018). The use of allelopathy and competitive crop cultivars for weed suppression in cereal crops. In R. Zimdahl (ed.), Integrated weed management for sustainable agriculture. United Kingdom: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited.

Quinn, J. C., Chen, Y., Hackney, B., Tufail, M. S., Loukopoulos, P. (2018). Acute-onset high-morbidity primary photosensitisation in sheep associated with consumption of the Casbah and Mauro cultivars of the pasture legume biserrula. BMC Veterinary Research, 14(11), 1-9.

Steventon, C. A., Raidal, S. R., Quinn , J. C., Peters, A. (2018). Steroidal saponin toxicity in eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus): a novel clinicopathologic presentation of hepatogenous photosensitization. Journal of Wildlife Diseases (in press).

Skoneczny, D., Weston, P.A., and Weston, L.A. (2018). Metabolomics and Metabolic Profiling: Investigation of Dynamic Plant-Environment Interactions at the Functional Level, in Advances in Plant Ecophysiology Techniques (Springer, Cham), 323–345.


Tidd, N., Michelsen, J., Hilbert, B., Quinn, J. C. (2017). Minicircle mediated gene delivery to canine and equine mesenchymal stem cells. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18(4), 1-14.

Durán, A.G., Gutiérrez, M.T., Rial, C., Torres, A., Varela, R.M., Valdivia, M.M., Molinillo, J.M.G., Skoneczny, D., Weston, L.A., Macías, F.A. (2017). Bioactivity and quantitative analysis of isohexenylnaphthazarins in root periderm of two Echium spp.: E. plantagineum and E. gaditanum. Phytochemistry, 141, 162-170.

Gurr, G., Wratten, S. D., Landis, D. A., You, M. (2017). Habitat management to suppress pest populations: Progress and prospects. Annual Review of Entomology, 62, 91-109.

Gurusinghe, S., Hilbert, B., Trope, G., Wang, L., Bandara, N., Strappe, P. (2017). Generation of immortalized equine chondrocytes with inducible Sox9 expression allows control of hypertrophic differentiation. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 118(5), 1201-1215.

Heimoana, V., Pilkington, L. J., Raman, A., Mitchell, A., Nicol, H. I., Johnson, A. C., Gurr, G. M. (2017). Integrating spatially explicit molecular and ecological methods to explore the significance of non-crop vegetation to predators of brassica pests. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 239, 12-19.

Latif, S., Chiapusio, G., Weston, L. A. (2017). Allelopathy and the role of allelochemicals in plant defence. In G. Becard (ed.), Advances in Botanical Research: How Plants Communicate With Their Biotic Environment (Vol. 82, pp. 19-54). Academic Press.

Shaik, R. S., Burrows, G. E., Urwin, N. A. R., Gopurenko, D., Lepschi, B. J., Weston, L. A. (2017). The biology, phenology and management of Australian weed-camel melon (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. and Nakai). Crop Protection, 98, 222-235.

Skoneczny, D., Weston, P., Zhu, X., Gurr, G., Callaway, R., Barrow, R., Weston, L. (2017). Metabolic profiling and identification of shikonins in root periderm of two invasive Echium spp. weeds in Australia. Molecules, 22, 1-18.

Staszek, P., Weston, L. A., Ciacka, K., Krasuska, U., Gniazdowska, A. (2017). l-Canavanine: How does a simple non-protein amino acid inhibit cellular function in a diverse living system? Phytochemistry Reviews, 16(6), 1269-1282.

Smeda, R.J., Weston, L.A., 2017. Weed management systems for horticultural crops, in: Handbook of Weed Management Systems. pp. 553–601.

Zhu, X., Weston, P.A., Skoneczny, D., Gopurenko, D., Meyer, L., Lepschi, B.J., Callaway, R.M., Gurr, G.M., Weston, L.A. (2017) Ecology and genetics affect relative invasion success of two Echium species in southern Australia. Scientific Reports 7, 1-12.


Haque, K.M.S., Eberbach, P.L., Weston, L.A., Dyall-Smith, M., Howitt, J.A., 2016. Variable impact of rice (Oryza sativa) on soil metal reduction and availability of pore water Fe2+and Mn2+ throughout the growth period. Chemistry and Ecology 32, 182–200.

Day, M. D., Clements, D. R., Gile, C., Senaratne, W. K. A. D., Shen, S., Weston, L. A., Zhang, F. (2016). Biology and impacts of Pacific islands invasive species. 13. Mikania micrantha Kunth (Asteraceae). Pacific Science, 70(3), 257-285.

Haque, K. M. S., Dunn, B., Beecher, G., Eberbach, P., Dyall-Smith, M., Howitt, J., Weston, L. (2016). Weed suppression and performance of grain legumes following an irrigated rice crop in southern Australia. Agronomy, 6(4), 1-16.

Shaik, R., Lepschi, B. J., Gopurenko, D., Urwin, N., Burrows, G., Weston, L. (2016). An integrative morphological and molecular approach to identification of three Australian cucurbitaceous invasive weeds: Citrullus colocynthis, C. lanatus and Cucumis myriocarpus. Australian Systematic Botany, 29(5), 247-264.

Shaik, R., Zhu, X., Clements, D. R., Weston, L. (2016). Understanding invasion history and predicting invasive niches using genetic sequencing technology in Australia: case studies from Cucurbitaceae and Boraginaceae. Conservation Physiology, 4(1), 1-13.

Zhu, X., Skoneczny, D., Weidenhamer, J.D., Mwendwa, J.M., Weston, P.A., Gurr, G.M., Callaway, R.M., Weston, L.A. (2016). Identification and localization of bioactive naphthoquinones in the roots and rhizosphere of Paterson's curse (Echium plantagineum), a noxious invader. Journal of Experimental Botany, 67(12), 3777-3788.


Gurusinghe, S., Young, P., Michelsen, J., Strappe, P. (2015). Suppression of dedifferentiation and hypertrophy in canine chondrocytes through lentiviral vector expression of Sox9 and induced pluripotency stem cell factors. Biotechnology Letters, 37(7), 1495-1504.

Kessell, A., Ladmore, G., Quinn, J. (2015). An outbreak of primary photosensitisation in lambs secondary to consumption of Biserrula pelecinus (biserrula). Australian Veterinary Journal, 93(5), 174-178

Kessell, A., Boulton, J., Krebs, G., Quinn, J. (2015). Acute renal failure due to Amaranthus species ingestion by lambs. Australian Veterinary Journal, 93(6), 208-213.

Shaik, R., Gopurenko, D., Burrows, G., Urwin, N., Lepschi, B., Weston, L. (2015). Population genetics of invasive Citrullus lanatus, Citrullus colocynthis and Cucumis myriocarpus (Cucurbitaceae) in Australia: inferences based on chloroplast and nuclear gene sequencing. Biological Invasions, 17(8), 2475-2490.

Skoneczny, D., Weston, P., Zhu, X., Gurr, G., Callaway, R., Weston, L. (2015). Metabolic profiling of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in foliage of two Echium spp. invaders in Australia - A case of novel weapons? International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 16(11), 26721-26737.

Weston, L., Skoneczny, D., Weston, P., Weidenhamer, J. (2015). Metabolic profiling: an overview - new approaches for the detection and functional analysis of biologically active secondary plant products. Journal of Allelochemical Interactions, 2(1), 15-27.