Staff Profile

Dr Jill Stanley
Science Group Leader, Fruit Crops Physiology
Sustainable Production

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Dr Jill Stanley


PhD, Horticultural Science, Griffith University, Australia
BHortSci, Massey University, New Zealand

Research Interests & Activities

Plant physiology of fruit crops, particularly focusing on enhancement of fruit quality, regulation of fruit development, production efficiency, tree/plant training and orchard systems, and postharvest physiology, particularly focusing on summerfruit and berryfruit.

International Collaboration

INRA, Avignon, France

Honours & Awards

ISHS medal, 2014
Margaret Hogg-Stec Scholarship, 2012
The Royal Society of NZ Science and Technology Bronze Medal, 1996
Editor, Chronica Horticulturae Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Berry Research
Trustee for NZ Horticultural Advancement Trust

Professional Memberships

Vice-President, International Society for Horticultural Science
President, New Zealand Institute of Agriculture and Horticultural Sciences
Member, Royal Society of New Zealand

Key Publications

Stanley J, Scofield C, Marshall R, Tustin S 2018. Early canopy development and production precocity in new orchard system designs for cherry. Acta Horticulturae: in press.
Stanley J 2016. Factors affecting fruit set and fruit quality along branch units of different apricot cultivars. New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science 44(3): 171–191.
Stanley J, Marshall R, Scofield C, Alspach P 2016. The effects of reflective cloth and adjusted fruit distribution on apricot fruit quality. Acta Horticulturae 1130: 241–248.
Stanley J, Feng J, Olsson S 2014. Crop load and harvest maturity effects on consumer preferences for apricots. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 95(4): 752–763.
Feng J, Stanley J, Othman M, Woolf A, Kosasih M, Olsson S, Clare G, Cooper N, Wang XR. 2013. Segregation of apricots for storage potential using non-destructive technologies. Postharvest Biology and Technology 86: 17–22.
Stanley J, Prakash R, Marshall R, Schröder R 2013. Effect of harvest maturity and cold storage on correlations between fruit properties during ripening of apricot (Prunus armeniaca). Postharvest Biology and Technology. 82: 39–50.
Scalzo J, Stanley J, Mezzetti B, Alspach P 2013. Variation and correlation of fruit traits and phytochemicals in highbush blueberry seedlings from a factorial cross. Journal of Berry Research 3: 103–111.