Mr Bob Forrester

M.Sc. (ANU), Dip Ed (UNE)
Adjunct Fellow

Bob Forrester is an accredited statistician and has an MSc in Statistics from The Australian National University (ANU).

Bob worked as a Statistical Consultant at the CSIRO, mainly in the divisions of Plant Industry and Sustainable Ecosystems for well over 30 years before joining the ANU Statistical Consulting Unit in June 2006.

He has given a number of short courses on statistics within CSIRO and jointly between CSIRO and the SCU. He was an editor of the Statistical Society of Australia Newsletter for many years.

Recent Publications

Smith, J. P. & Forrester, R. (2017). Maternal time use and nurturing; Analysis of the association between breastfeeding practice and time spent interacting with baby. Breast Feeding Medicine.

Forrester, D.I., Wiedemann, J.C., Forrester, R.I. and Baker, T.G. (2013) Effects of planting density and site quality on mean tree size and total stand growth of Eucalyptus globulus plantations, Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 43, 846-851.

Smith, J.P. and Forrester, R. (2013) Who pays for the health benefits of exclusive breastfeeding? An analysis of maternal time costs. Journal of Human Lactation, 29, 547-555.

Broadhurt, L.M., Muray, B.G., Forrester, R. and Young, A.G. (2012) Cryptic genetic variability in Swainsona sericea (A. Lee) H. Eichler (Fabaceae): lessons for restoration. Australian Journal of Botany, 60, 429-438.

Forrester, D.I., Vanclay, J.K. and Forrester, R.I. (2011) The balance between facilitation and competition in mixtures of Eucalyptus and Acacia changes as stands develop. Oecologia, 166, 265-272.

Wallis, I.R., Keszei, A., Henery, M.L., Moran, G.F., Forrester, R., Maintz, J., Marsh, K.J., Andrew, R.L. and Foley, W.J. (2011) A chemical perspective on the evolution of variation in Eucalyptus globulus. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 13, 305-318.

Beckett, S.J., Darby, J.A. and Forrester, R.I. (2010) The effect of diurnally interrupted doses of phosphine over four days on egg mortality of susceptible and resistant strains of Sitophilus oryzae. Journal of Stored Products Research, 46, 59-65.

Tanner, G.J., Howitt, C.A., Forrester, R.I., Campbell, P.M., Tye-Din, J.A. and Anderson, R.P. (2010) Dissecting the T-cell response to hordeins in coeliac disease can develop barley with reduced immunotoxicity. Alimentary Pharmacology and Theraputics, 32, 1184-1191.

Edwards, P.B., Adair, R.J., Holtkamp, R.H., Wanjura, W.J., Bruzzese, A.S. and Forrester, R.I. (2009) Impact of biological control agent Mesoclanis polana (Tephritidae) on bitou bush (Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp.) rotundata in eastern Australia. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 99, 51-63.

Fischer, J., Stott, J., Law, B.S., Adams, M.D. and Forrester, R.I. (2009) Designing effective habitat studies: Quantifying multiple sources of variability in bat activity. Acta Chiropterologica, 11, 127-137.

Fischer, J., Stott, J., Zerger, A., Warren, G., Sherren, K., and Forrester, R. (2009) Reversing a tree regeneration crisis in an endangered ecoregion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106, 10386-1039. 

Broadhurst, L.M., Young, A.G. and Forrester, R.(2008) Genetic and demographic responses of fragmented Acacia dealbata (Mimosaseae) populations in southeastern Australia. Biological Conservation, 141, 2843-2856.

Xin, N., Ren, Y.L, Forrester, R.I., Ming, X. and Mahon, D. (2008) Toxicity of ethyl formate to adult Sitophilis oryzae, Tribolium castaneum, (herbst.) and Rhysopertha dominica. Journal of Stored Products Research, 44, 241-246.

Rebetzke, G.J., Richards, R.A., Fettell, N.A., Long, M., Condon, A.G., Forrester, R.I. and Botwright, T.L. (2007) Genotypic increases in coleoptile length improves wheat establishment, early vigour and grain yield with deep sowing, Field Crops Research, 100, 10-23.

Albertson, P.L., Bursle, J.K., Forrester, R.I. and McChonchie, C.A. (2006) Hexose synthesis from Cell Wall Invertase activity and its affect on the roasting behaviour of Macadamia kernel. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 57, 47-54.

Forrester, D.I., Cowie, A.L., Bauhus, J., Wood, J.T. and Forrester, R.I. (2006) Effects of changing the supply of nitrogen and phosphorus on growth and interactions between Eucalyptus globulus and Acacai mearnsii in a pot trial. Plant and Soil, 280, 267-277.

Grof, C.P.L., So, C.T.E., Perroux, J.M., Bonnett, G.D. and Forrester, R.I. (2006) The Five Families of Sucrose-Phosphate Synthase Genes in Saccharum spp. are Differentially Expressed in Leaves and Stem. Functional Plant Biology, 33, 605-610.