David Lamb 2015

Agriculture, Natural Resources and Climate Change Science Director

Prof David Lamb

University of New England

Program 4.1 Agriculture & Natural Resources and Project co-leader 4.18

Precision Agriculture Research Group
Stokes Building (C24)
University of New England
Armidale NSW 2350

+61 2 6773 3565

+61 428 886 008



David is Professor of Physics and Precision Agriculture at the University of New England, and is convenor (Head) of the discipline of Physics and Electronics in the School of Science and Technology.

David also leads the university's Precision Agriculture Research Group and the SMART Farm project. His research interests include applied optics and precision agriculture. His applied optics work covers the development and application of optical sensors, including optical fibre sensors for environmental, chemical, physical and biophysical sensing.

In precision agriculture David's interests are around measuring and managing within-field spatial variability in biophysical attributes in agricultural fields to optimise production. He has been working in the area of precision agriculture since the early 1990's - initially building and testing a number of airborne imaging systems for agricultural applications and now extends his work to cover proximal (nearby) optical and electromagnetic sensors (for example active optical plant canopy sensors and electromagnetic induction soil sensors).

David led the recently-completed CRCSI Biomass Business project and has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, delivered more than 200 conference and workshop presentations and led over AU$8M worth of industry-funded collaborative research projects.