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Kioumars Ghamkhar

Dr Kioumars Ghamkhar

Adjunct Research Fellow
Agriculture and Environment, School of

Contact details
School of Agriculture and Environment
The University of Western Australia (M080)
35 Stirling Highway
BScBotany MScBotany Esfahan, PhD NE
Key research
Plant Genomics, Molecular Biology, Molecular Ecology, Phylogeny, Evolution
Journal articles:
a) Ghamkhar, K., Aryamanesh, N. Croser, J.S. Campbell, M.C., Francis, C.M. (2010) Camelina (Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz) as an alternative oilseed: molecular and ecogeographic analyses. Genome. 53 (7): 558-567.
b) Ghamkhar, K., Isobe, S., Appels, R., Nichols, P., Snowball, R, Ryan, M. (2009), Initial linkage map of a subterranean clover (Trifolium subterraneum l.) F2 population for multiple traits. SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics 41, Special Supplement, 213-220.
c) Ghamkhar, K., Snowball, R., Wintle, B., Brown, A.H.D. (2008). Strategies for developing a core collection of bladder clover (Trifolium spumosum L.) using ecological and agro-morphological data. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research. 59 (12): 1103-1112.
d) Chen, S., Nelson, M. N., Ghamkhar, K., Fu, T., Cowling, W. A. (2008). Divergent patterns of allelic diversity from similar origins - the case of oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) in China and Australia. Genome. 51 (1): 1-10.
e) Ghamkhar, K., Snowball, R., Bennett, S. (2007). Ecogeographical studies identify diversity and potential gaps in the largest germplasm collection of bladder clover (Trifolium spumosum L.). Australian Journal of Agricultural Research. 58 (7): 728-738.
f) Ghamkhar, K. Marchant, A. Wilson, K.L. Bruhl, J.J. (2007). Phylogeny of Abildgaardieae (Cyperaceae) inferred from ITS and trnL-F data. ALISO. 23: 149–164.
g) Simpson, D. A., Muasya, A. M., Alves, M. V., Bruhl, J. J., Dhooge, S., Chase, M. W., Furness, C. A., Ghamkhar, K., Goetghebeur, P, Hodkinson, T. R., Marchant, A. D., Reznicek, A. A., Nieuwborg, R., Roalson, E. H., Smets, E., Starr, J. R., Thomas, W. W., Wilson, K. L.. and Zhang, X. (2007). Phylogeny of Cyperaceae based on DNA sequence data—a new rbcL analysis. ALISO, 23: 72-83.

Publications (continued)

Other peer reviewed publications:
h)Ghamkhar, K., Snowball, R. (2006). Using AFLP markers and passport data when sampling a core collection and estimating genetic diversity. p. 47 In C. De Vicente, and J.C. Glaszmann [eds], Molecular markers for allele mining. IPGRI Publications, Rome, Italy.
i)Ghamkhar, K., Snowball, R., and Bennett, S. J. (2005). Improving the utilization of germplasm of Trifolium spumosum L. by the development of a core collection using ecogeographical and molecular techniques. P. 262. In M. O. Humphreys [ed.], Molecular breeding for the genetic improvement of forage crops and turf. Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands. j)Ghamkhar, K., Snowball, R., and Bennett, S. J. (2005). Improving the utilization of germplasm of Trifolium spumosum L. by the development of a core collection using ecogeographical and molecular techniques. P. 82. In F. P. Omara, R. J. Wilkins, L. Mannetje, D. K. Lovett, P. A. N. Rogers, T. M. Boland [ed.], 20th Proceedings of the international grassland congress. Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.
Other publications:
k)Snowball, R., Shehadeh, A., Ghamkhar, K., Wintle, B., Gajda, K., Foster, K. (2006). Contribution of Mediterranean germplasm to pasture plant improvement in Western Australia. In: Abdelguerfi A. [ed.], Workshop International sur Diversit des Fabaces fourragres et de leurs symbiotes: Applications biotechnologiques, agronomiques et environmentales, Algeria, 19-22 Feb. 2006.
l)Participation and providing recommendations with 22 other researchers in an e-conference on ″The role of biotechnology in the characterisation and conservation of crop, forest, animal, and fishery genetic resources″ which is published as a book (2006) pp. 173-187. In The role of biotechnology in exploring and protecting agricultural genetic resources. FAO Publication, Rome, Italy.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
PC2 Lab manager, Project Leader, Geographic Information System (GIS)
Future research
Methanomics Genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics of pasture legumes with different methanogenic potentials
Funding received
Australian Research Council (2007-2014)
Industrial relevance
Meat and Livestock Australia, Pastures Australia
English, Persian (Farsi)
Genetics Society of Australasia, Australian Systematic Botany Society, International Ecology Association
Honours and awards
Outsanding student (B.Sc.), Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran
Australian Academy of Science and Japanese Society for Promotion of Science Visiting Felloship (2010)
Previous positions
Research Officer (Australian Museum, Sydney)
Assistant Lecturer (University of New South wales, Sydney)
Lecturer (Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran)
Current projects
a) Australian Resarch Council, Department of Agricylture and Food WA, Kazusa DNA Research Institutt. Exploiting subterranean clover genetic variation for methane mitigation and ruminant health challenges to the Australian livestock industries. With Willie Erskine and Phil Vercoe.
b) CLIMA: Methanogenic potential of pasture species (Bidhyut Banik's MSc project).
c)FNAS : a joint project with Turkey and New Zealand on "Estimating genetic diversity in agriculturally important representative species of Trifolium L. by measuring the nuclear DNA content".
d)UWA: genetic diversity in the oilseed Camelina sativa.
e) Australian Research Council (ARC)and DAFWA: Molecular approaches for the exploitation of genetic diversity in subterranean clover. With Megan Ryan.
f) CLIMA: Core collection for Biserrula.
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