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Roger Jones

Professor Roger Jones

Research Professor
School of Plant Biology

Contact details
Address
School of Plant Biology
The University of Western Australia (M084)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
9368 3269 / 6488 1484
Email
roger.jones@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
MA Camb., PhD St And.
Biography
(i) Graduated from Cambridge University, UK with First Class Honurs in Botany, 1966
(ii) PhD in Plant virology at St Andrews University awarded in 1971o
(ii) In 1970-1972 employed in plant virology in a medical school at Birmingham University, UK with limited facilities for research on plants which detracted from research opportunities. In 1973, unemployed for 4 months, and employed in a non research position at Oxford University, UK for 3 months before taking up a research position in South America. In 2000-2003, significant non-research administrative responsibilities as Section Manager, Plant Pathology, DAFWA significantly restricted research outputs.
(iii) During 2006-2010, I have been free of significant non-research responsibilities. In 2010, obtained a Research Professorship at UWA enhancing prospects for research over those at DAFWA.
POSTGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
1966-69Potato Marketing Board Research Studentship in the Virology Section, Scottish Horticultural Research Institute, Dundee, Scotland, under the supervision of Dr B.D. Harrison.
1969-72Research Fellow in the Virology Department, University of Birmingham, England, on Agricultural Research Council grant to Professor P. Wildy.
1973-75Post Doctorate Virologist in the Pathology Department of the International Potato Center, Lima, Peru.
EMPLOYMENT
1975-78Coordinator in Virology, International Potato Center.
1979-1983Head of Virology Section, MAFF Harpenden Laboratory.
1984-1986Head of the Research and Development group in the Virology Branch formed by combination of MAFF Cambridge and Harpenden Virology Sections.
1986-1990Plant Virologist for Western Australia.
1992-1999Leader Crop Disease Program, Co-operative Research Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture, Western Australia.
2000-2003Section Manager, Plant Pathology, Department of Agriculture for Western Australia
2004-2010 Adjunct Professor of Plant Virology, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia
2005-2011Adjunct Professor of Plant Virology, University of Western Australia, Perth
2010- Professor of Plant Virology, University of Western Australia, Perth
Key research
RESEARCH THEMES
•Plant virus ecology
• Discovering and describing new viruses
•Aetiology
•Vector transmission of soil-borne, aphid-borne and contact-transmitted viruses
•Seed transmission
•Epidemiology
•Identifying virus resistance sources and characterising virus resistances
•Resistance-breaking strains
•Developing, cultural and chemical control measures and integrated virus disease management approaches
•Researching viruses of potatoes, Andean root and tuber crops, grain and pasture legumes, oilseeds, cereals and vegetables
•Improving virus detection procedures and conducting large-scale surveys
Quantifying yield losses through large-scale field experimentation
Publications
Recent significant publications – 2004 onwards.
Citations are from Web of Knowledge and Google Scholar

Scholarly book chapters
1.Jones, R.A.C. (2014). Virus disease problems facing potato industries worldwide: viruses found, climate change implications, rationalising virus strain nomenclature and addressing the Potato virus Y issue. In: The Potato: Botany, Production and Uses, Navarre R. and Pavek M.J. (Eds). CABI, Wallingford, UK. (in press, accepted 2/8/13).

2.Thomas, G, Jones, R. and Vanstone, V. (2008). Diseases of lupin. Chapter 9, In White, P., French, B. and McLarty A. Eds, ‘Producing lupins’, pp. 101-120. Bulletin No. 4720, Department of Agriculture and Food, Perth, Western Australia.

3.Jones R, Wright D (2006) Perennial pasture plant diseases and the ‘green bridge’. In: Moore G, Sandford M, and Wiley T. Eds, ‘Perennial Pastures for Western Australia’, pp. 44-48. Bulletin No. 4690 Department of Agriculture and Food, Perth, Western Australia. Invited review.

Refereed journal articles

4.*Vincent. S.J., Coutts, B.A. and Jones, R.A.C. (2014) Effects of introduced and indigenous viruses on native plants: exploring their disease causing potential at the agro-ecological interface. PLoS ONE PONE-D-13-51662R1 (in press) (accepted 11/2/14) (Impact Factor = 3.73; Half life = 2.4 years; Citations 0) (Google Scholar Citations = 0)
5.*Jones, R.A.C. (2014). Plant virus ecology and epidemiology: historical perspectives, recent progress and future prospects. Annals of Applied Biology (in press) (accepted 14/2/14). (Impact Factor = 2.15; Half life = 10 years; Citations 0) (Google Scholar Citations = 0) (Invited centennial review) doi:10.1111/aab.12123
6.*Jones, R.A.C. (2014). Trends in plant virus epidemiology: opportunities from new or improved technologies. Virus Research (in press). (accepted 2/11/13) (Impact Factor = 2.75; Half life = 8.5 years; Citations 0) (Google Scholar Citations = 0) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.virusres.2013.11.003 (Invited review)
7.*Kehoe, M.A., Coutts, B.A., Buirchell B., and Jones, RAC (2014) Hardenbergia mosaic virus: crossing the barrier between native and introduced plant species" Virus Research (in press). (accepted 18/2/14) (Impact Factor = 2.75; Half life = 8.5 years; Citations 0) (Google Scholar Citations = 0) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.virusres.2014.02.012.
8.Coutts, B.A., Cox, B.A., Thomas, G.J. and Jones, R.A.C (2014) First report of Wheat mosaic virus infecting wheat in Western Australia. Plant Disease 98, 285. (Impact Factor = 2.46; Half life = >10 years; Citations 0). (Google Scholar Citations = O)
9.Kehoe, M.A., Buirchell B., Coutts, B.A., and Jones, RAC (2014) Black pod syndrome of Lupinus angustifolius is caused by late infection with Bean yellow mosaic virus. Plant Disease (in press). (accepted 12/1/14) (Impact Factor = 2.46; Half life = >10 years; Citations 0). (Google Scholar Citations = 0) http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-13-1144-RE.
10.Coutts, B.A., Kehoe, M.A. and Jones, R.A.C. (2013) Zucchini yellow mosaic virus: contact transmission, stability on surfaces, and inactivation with disinfectants. Plant Disease 97, 765–771. (Impact Factor = 2.46; Half life = >10 years; Citations 0). (Google Scholar Citations = 1)
11.Jones, R.A.C. (2013). Virus diseases of perennial pasture legumes: incidences, losses, epidemiology and management. Crop and Pasture Science 64, 199-215. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 0). (Google Scholar Citations = 2)
12.Jones, R.A.C. (2013). Virus diseases of pasture grasses: incidences, losses, epidemiology and management. Crop and Pasture Science 64, 216-233. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 0). (Google Scholar Citations = 0)
13.Jones, R.A.C. (2012). Virus diseases of annual pasture legumes: incidences, losses, epidemiology and management. Crop and Pasture Science 63, 399-418. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 4). (Google Scholar Citations = 4)
14.Nyalugwe E.P., Wilson C.R., Coutts, B.A., and Jones RAC. (2012) Biological properties of Potato virus X in potato: effects of mixed infection with Potato virus S and resistance phenotypes in cultivars from three continents. Plant Disease 96, 43-54. (Impact Factor = 2.46; Half life = >10 years; Citations 6). (Google Scholar Citations = 6)
15.Cox, B.A. and Jones R.A.C. (2012). Effects of tissue sampling position, primary and secondary infection, cultivar, and storage temperature and duration on the detection, concentration and distribution of three viruses within infected potato tubers conditions. Australasian Plant Pathology 41, 197–210. (Impact Factor = 1.02; Half life = 6.4 years; Citations 1). (Google Scholar Citations = 1)
16.*Jones RAC and Barbetti MJ (2012). Influence of climate change on plant disease infections and epidemics caused by viruses and bacteria. CAB Reviews 7, No. 22, 1-32. (on-line publication) http://www.cabi.org/cabreviews. (Impact Factor = new Journal, none yet; Half life = none yet; Citations 1). (Google Scholar Citations = 8) Invited review.
17.Jones, R.A.C., Real, D., Vincent, S.J., Gajda, B.E. and Coutts, B.A. (2012). First Report of Alfalfa mosaic virus infecting tedera (Bituminaria bituminosa (L.) C.H. Stirton vars albomarginata and crassiuscula) in Australia. Plant Disease 96, 1384. (Impact Factor = 2.46; Half life = >10 years; Citations 0) (Google Scholar Citations = 1)
18.*Kashif, M., Pietilä, S, Artola, K., Jones, R.A.C., Tugume, A.K., Mäkinen, V., and Valkonen, J.P.T. (2012) Detection of five viruses in sweetpotatoes from Honduras and Guatemala augmented by deep-sequencing of small-RNAs. Plant Disease 96, 1430-1437. (Impact Factor = 2.46; Half life = >10 years; Citations 2). (Google Scholar Citations = 8)
19.Coutts, B.A., Kehoe, M.A. and Jones, R.A.C. (2011) Minimising losses caused by Zucchini yellow mosaic virus in vegetable cucurbit crops in tropical, sub-tropical and Mediterranean environments through cultural methods and host resistance. Virus Research 159, 141-160. (Impact Factor = 2.75; Half life = 8.5 years; Citations 4). (Google Scholar Citations = 7) Invited paper
20.Coutts, B.A., Kehoe, M.A., Webster, G.C., Wylie, S.J., and Jones, R.A.C. (2011) Zucchini yellow mosaic virus: biological properties, detection procedures and comparison of coat protein gene sequences. Archives of Virology 156, 2119-2131. (Impact Factor = 2.03; Half life = 8.5 years; Citations 5). (Google Scholar Citations = 8)
21.*Coutts, B.A., Kehoe, M.A., Webster, G.C., Wylie, S.J., and Jones, R.A.C. (2011) Indigenous and introduced potyviruses of legumes and Passiflora spp. from Australia: biological properties and phylogenetic placement. Archives of Virology 156, 1757-1774. (Impact Factor = 2.03; Half life = 8.5 years; Citations 5). (Google Scholar Citations = 5)
22.Kehoe, M.A. and Jones R.A.C. (2011). A proposal to help resolve the disagreement between naming of potato virus Y strain groups defined by resistance phenotypes and those defined by sequencing. Archives of Virology 156, 2273-1278 (Impact Factor = 2.03; Half life = 8.5 years; Citations 5). (Google Scholar Citations = 6)
23.*Luo, H., Wylie, S.J., Coutts, B.A., Jones, R.A.C. and Jones M.G.K. (2011). A virus of an isolated indigenous flora spreads naturally to an introduced crop. Annals of Applied Biology 159, 339-347 (Impact Factor = 2.15; Half life = >10 years; Citations 1) (Google Scholar Citations = 2)
24.Saqib, M., Gajda, B.E., Jones, M.G.K. and Jones R.A.C. (2011) Virus symptomatology in accessions of the Medicago truncatula core collection and identification of virus resistance phenotypes. Crop and Pasture Science 62, 686-700 (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 1). (Google Scholar Citations = 1)
25.Salam, M.U., Davidson, J.A., Thomas, G.J., Ford, R., Jones R.A.C. et al (24 authors) (2011). Advances in winter pulse pathology research in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 40, 549-567 (Impact Factor = 1.02; Half life = 6.4 years; Citations 4). (Google Scholar Citations = 3)
26.Wylie, S.J., Coutts, B.A. and Jones, R.A.C. (2011). Genetic variability of the coat protein sequence of pea seed-borne mosaic virus and the current relationship between phylogenetic placement and resistance groupings. Archives of Virology 156, 1287-1290. (Impact Factor = 2.03; Half life = 8.5 years; Citations 2). (Google Scholar Citations = 2)
27.Coutts, B.A., Webster, C.G. and Jones, R.A.C. (2010). Control of Beet western yellows virus in Brassica napus crops: infection resistance in Australian genotypes and effectiveness of imidacloprid seed dressing. Crop and Pasture Science 61, 321-330. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 1). (Google Scholar Citations = 6)
28.Cox, B.A., and Jones, R.A.C. (2010). Genetic variability of the coat protein gene of Potato virus S and distinguishing its biologically distinct strains. Archives of Virology 155, 1163-1169. (Impact Factor = 2.03; Half life = 8.5 years; Citations 9). (Google Scholar Citations = 16)
29.Cox, B.A., and Jones, R.A.C. (2010). Genetic variability of the coat protein gene of Potato virus X, and the current relationship between phylogenetic placement and resistance groupings. Archives of Virology 155, 1349-1356. (Impact Factor = 2.03; Half life = 8.5 years; Citations 5). (Google Scholar Citations = 10)
30.Saqib, M., Nouri, S, Cayford, B., Jones, R.A.C. and Jones, M.G. K. (2010). Genome sequences of Bean common mosaic virus from Australia and their relationship to sequences from other continents. Australasian Plant Pathology 39, 184-191. (Impact Factor = 1.02; Half life = 6.4 years; Citations 1). (Google Scholar Citations = 2) (Google Scholar Citations = 1)
31.Jones, R,A.C., Salam, M.U., Maling, T., Diggle, A.J., Thackray D.J. (2010). Principles of predicting epidemics of plant virus disease. Annual Review of Phytopathology 48, 179-203. (Impact Factor = 10.22; Half life = >10 years; Citations 15). (Google Scholar Citations = 19) Invited review.
32.Kehoe, M.A., Coutts, B.A. and Jones R.A.C. (2010). Resistance phenotypes in diverse accessions, breeding lines and cultivars of three mustard species inoculated with Turnip mosaic virus. Plant Disease 94, 1290-1298. (Impact Factor = 2.46; Half life = >10 years; Citations 0). (Google Scholar Citations = 0)
33.Maccarone, L.D., Barbetti, M.J., Sivasithamparam K. and Jones, R.A.C. (2010). Molecular genetic characterization of Olpidium virulentus isolates associated with big-vein diseased lettuce plants. Plant Disease 94, 563-569. (Impact Factor = 2.46; Half life = >10 years; Citations 4). (Google Scholar Citations = 4)
34.Maccarone, L.D., Barbetti, M.J., Sivasithamparam K. and Jones, R.A.C. (2010). Comparison of the coat protein genes of Lettuce big-vein associated virus isolates from Australia with those of isolates from other continents. Archives of Virology 155, 765-770. (Impact Factor = 2.03; Half life = 8.5 years; Citations2). (Google Scholar Citations = 2)
35.Maccarone, L.D., Barbetti, M.J., Sivasithamparam K. and Jones, R.A.C. (2010). Comparison of the coat protein genes of Mirafiori lettuce big-vein virus isolates from Australia with those of isolates from other continents. Archives of Virology 155, 1519-1522. (Impact Factor = 2.03; Half life = 8.5 years; Citations 2). (Google Scholar Citations = 2)
36.Maling, T., Diggle, A.J., Thackray, D.J., Siddique, K.H.M. and Jones, R.A.C. (2010). An epidemiological model for externally acquired vector-borne viruses applied to Beet western yellows virus in Brassica napus crops in a Mediterranean-type environment. Crop and Pasture Science 61, 132-144. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 5). (Google Scholar Citations = 5)
37.Mortimer-Jones, S.M, Jones, M.G.K., Jones, R.A.C., Thomson, G., and Dwyer, G.I. (2009). A single tube, quantitative real-time RT-PCR assay that detects four potato viruses simultaneously. Journal of Virological Methods 161, 289-296. (Impact Factor = 1.90; Half life = 5.5 years; Citations 11). (Google Scholar Citations = 18)
38.Pappu, H.R., Jones, R.A.C., Jain, R.K. (2009). Global status of tospovirus epidemics in diverse cropping systems: successes achieved and challenges ahead. Virus Research 141, 219-236. (Impact Factor = 2.75; Half life = 8.5; Citations 102). (Google Scholar Citations = 123 ) Invited review.
39.Rännäli, M., Czekaj, V., Jones, R.A.C., Fletcher, J.D., Mu, L., Davis, R.I., and Valkonen, J.P.T. (2009). Molecular characterization of Sweet potato feathery mottle virus (SPFMV) isolates from Easter Island, French Polynesia, New Zealand and southern Africa. Plant Disease 93, 933-939. (Impact Factor = 2.46; Half life = >10 years; Citations 13). (Google Scholar Citations = 14)
40.Saqib M., Ellwood, S.R., Jones, R.A.C., and Jones M.G.K. (2009) Resistance to Subterranean clover mottle virus in Medicago truncatula and genetic mapping of a resistance locus. Crop and Pasture Science 60, 480-489. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 3). (Google Scholar Citations = 3)
41.Thackray, D.J., Diggle, A.J. and Jones, R.A.C. (2009). BYDV Predictor: a simulation model to predict aphid arrival, epidemics of Barley yellow dwarf virus and yield losses in wheat crops in a Mediterranean-type environment. Plant Pathology 58, 186- 202. (Impact Factor = 2.73; Half life = 8.6 years; Citations 22). (Google Scholar Citations = 31)
42.*Wylie, S.J., Jones, R.A.C. (2009). Role of recombination in the evolution of host specialization in within Bean yellow mosaic virus. Phytopathology 99, 512-518. (Impact Factor = 2.97; Half life = >10 years; Citations 10). (Google Scholar Citations = 13)
43.Coutts, B.A., Prince, R.T. and Jones, R.A.C. (2009). Quantifying the effects of seed-borne virus inoculum on virus spread, yield losses and seed infection in the Pea seed-borne mosaic virus - field pea pathosystem. Phytopathology 10, 1156-1167. (Impact Factor = 2.97; Half life = >10 years; Citations 7). (Google Scholar Citations = 19)
44.*Jones, R.A.C. (2009). Plant virus emergence and evolution: origins, new encounter scenarios, factors driving emergence, effects of changing world conditions, and prospects for control. Virus Research 141, 113-130. (Impact Factor = 2.75; Half life = 8.5 years; Citations 67). (Google Scholar Citations = 93) Invited review.
45.Coutts, B.A., Hammond, N.E.B., Kehoe, M.A. and Jones, R.A.C. (2008). Finding Wheat streak mosaic virus in south-west Australia. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 59, 836-843. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 8). (Google Scholar Citations = 9)
46.Coutts, B.A., Strickland, G.R., Kehoe, M.A., Severtson, D.L. and Jones, R.A.C. (2008). The epidemiology of Wheat streak mosaic virus in Australia: case histories, gradients, mite vectors, and alternative hosts. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 59, 844-853. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 17). (Google Scholar Citations = 18)
47.Coutts, B.A., Prince, R.T., Jones, R.A.C. (2008). Further studies on Pea seed-borne mosaic virus in cool-season crop legumes: responses to infection and seed quality defects. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 59, 1130-1145. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 5). (Google Scholar Citations = 13)
48.*Jones, R.A.C., Coutts, B.A., Latham, L.J. and McKirdy, S.J. (2008). Cucumber mosaic virus infection of chickpea stands: temporal and spatial patterns of spread and yield-limiting potential. Plant Pathology 57, 842-853. (Impact Factor = 2.73; Half life = 8.6 years; Citations 6). (Google Scholar Citations = 11)
49.Jones, R.A.C., Pearce, R.M., Prince, R.T. and Coutts, B.A. (2008). Natural resistance to Alfalfa mosaic virus in different lupin species. Australasian Plant Pathology 37, 112-116. (Impact Factor = 1.02; Half life = 6.4 years; Citations 2). (Google Scholar Citations = 6)
50.Rännäli, M. Czekaj, V., Jones, R.A.C., Fletcher, J.D., Davis, R.I., Mu, L., Dwyer, G.I., Coutts, B.A., Valkonen, J.P.T. (2008). Molecular genetic characterization of Sweet potato virus G (SPVG) isolates from areas of the Pacific Ocean and southern Africa. Plant Disease 92, 1313-1320. (Impact Factor = 2.46; Half life = >10 years; Citations 14). (Google Scholar Citations = 13)
51.Singh, R.P., Valkonen, J.P.T., Gray, S.M., Boonham, N., Jones, R.A.C., Kerlan, C. and Schubert, J. (2008). Discussion paper: The naming of Potato virus Y strains infecting potato. Archives of Virology 153, 1-13. (Impact Factor = 2.03; Half life = 8.5; Citations 69) (Google Scholar Citations = 121).
52.Wylie, S.J., Coutts, B.A., Jones, M.G.K., and Jones, R.A.C. (2008). Phylogenetic analysis of Bean yellow mosaic virus isolates from four continents: relationship between the seven groups found and their hosts and origins. Plant Disease 92, 1596-1603. (Impact Factor = 2.46; Half life = >10 years; Citations 11). (Google Scholar Citations = 18)
53.Maling, T., Diggle, A.J., Thackray, D.J., Siddique, K.H.M. and Jones, R.A.C. (2008). An epidemiological model for externally sourced vector-borne viruses applied to Bean yellow mosaic virus in lupin crops in a Mediterranean-type environment. Phytopathology 98, 1280-1290. (Impact Factor = 2.97; Half life = >10 years; Citations 12). (Google Scholar Citations = 10)
54.Coutts, B.A., Walsh, J.A. and Jones, R.A.C. (2007). Evaluation of resistance to Turnip mosaic virus in Australian Brassica napus genotypes. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 58, 67-74. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 3). (Google Scholar Citations = 2)
55.Dwyer, G.I., Gibbs, M.J., Gibbs, A.J., and Jones, R.A.C. (2007). Wheat streak mosaic virus in Australia: relationship to isolates from the Pacific Northwest of the USA and its dispersion via seed transmission. Plant Disease 91, 164-170. (Impact Factor = 2.46; Half life = >10 years; Citations 23). (Google Scholar Citations = 32)
56.Jones, R.A.C., Coutts, B.A., and Hawkes, J.R. (2007). Yield-limiting potential of Beet western yellows virus in Brassica napus. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 58, 788-801. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 9). (Google Scholar Citations = 11)
57.Jones, R.A.C., and Dwyer, G. I. (2007). Detection of Sweet potato chlorotic fleck virus and Sweet potato feathery mottle virus - strain O in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 36, 591-594. (Impact Factor = 1.02; Half life = 6.4 years; Citations 7) (Google Scholar Citations = 8).
58.O’Keefe, D.C., Berryman, D.I., Coutts, B.A. and Jones, R.A.C. (2007). Lack of seed coat contamination with Cucumber mosaic virus in lupin permits reliable large-scale detection of seed transmission in seed samples. Plant Disease 91, 504-508. (Impact Factor = 2.46; Half life = >10 years; Citations 7). (Google Scholar Citations = 10)
59.*Webster, C.G., Coutts, B.A., Jones, R.A.C., Jones, M.G.K. and Wylie, S.J. (2007). Virus impact at the interface of an ancient ecosystem and a recent agroecosystem: studies on three legume-infecting potyviruses in the South West Australian Floristic Region. Plant Pathology 56, 729-742. (Impact Factor = 2.73; Half life = 8.6 years; Citations 36). (Google Scholar Citations = 43)
60.*Cooper, J.I. and Jones, R.A.C. (2006). Wild plants and viruses; an under-investigated ecosystem. Advances in Virus Research 67, 1-47. (Impact Factor = 2.84; Half life = 6.9 years; Citations 28). (Google Scholar Citations = 45) Invited review.
61.Coutts, B.A., Hawkes, J. R. and Jones, R.A.C. (2006). Occurrence of Beet western yellows virus and its aphid vectors in over-summering broad-leafed weeds and volunteer crop plants in the grainbelt region of south-western Australia. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 57, 975-982. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 14). (Google Scholar Citations = 17)
62.Jones, R.A.C. (2006). Control of plant virus diseases. Advances in Virus Research 67, 205-244. (Impact Factor = 2.84; Half life = 6.9 years; Citations 29). (Google Scholar Citations = 29) Invited review.
63.*Jones, R.A.C., Smith, L.J., Smith, T.N. and Latham, L.J. (2006). Relative abilities of different aphid species to act as vectors of Carrot virus Y. Australasian Plant Pathology 35, 23-27. (Impact Factor = 1.02; Half life = 6.4 years; Citations 2). (Google Scholar Citations = 4)
64.Saqib, M., Jones, M.G.K. and Jones, R.A.C. (2006). ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma australiense’ is associated with diseases of red clover and paddy melon in south-west Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 35, 283-285. (Impact Factor = 1.02; Half life = 6.4 years; Citations 3). (Google Scholar Citations = 4)
65.Smith, T.N., Jones, R.A.C. and Wylie, S.J. (2006) Genetic Diversity of the nucleocapsid gene of Iris yellow spot virus. Australasian Plant Pathology 35, 359-362. (Impact Factor = 1.02; Half life = 6.4 years; Citations 7). (Google Scholar Citations = 7)
66.Smith, T.N., Wylie, S.J. and Coutts, B.A. and Jones, R.A.C. (2006). Localized distribution of Iris yellow spot virus within leeks and its reliable large-scale detection. Plant Disease 90, 729-733. (Impact Factor = 2.46; Half life = >10 years; Citations 11). (Google Scholar Citations = 4)
67.Tairo, F., Jones, R.A.C., and Valkonen, J.P.T. (2006). Phytoplasma from little leaf disease affected sweetpotato in Western Australia: detection and phylogeny. Annals of Applied Biology 149, 9-14. (Impact Factor = 2.15; Half life = >10 years; Citations 4). (Google Scholar Citations = 5)
68.Tairo, F., Jones, R.A.C., and Valkonen, J.P.T. (2006). Potyvirus complexes in sweet potato: occurrence in Australia, serological and molecular resolution and analysis of the Sweet potato virus 2 (SPV2) component. Plant Disease 90, 1120-1128. (Impact Factor = 2.46; Half life = >10 years; Citations 23). (Google Scholar Citations = 30)
69.*Coutts, B.A. and Jones, R.A.C. (2005). Suppressing spread of Tomato spotted wilt virus by drenching infected source or healthy recipient plants with neonicotinoid insecticides to control thrips vectors. Annals of Applied Biology 146, 95-103. (Impact Factor = 2.15; Half life = >10 years; Citations 19). (Google Scholar Citations = 26)
70.Jones, R.A.C. (2005). Patterns of spread of two non-persistently aphid-borne viruses in lupin stands under four different infection scenarios. Annals of Applied Biology 146, 337-350. (Impact Factor = 2.15; Half life = >10 years; Citations 25). (Google Scholar Citations = 31)
71.Hawkes, J.R. and Jones, R.A.C. (2005). Incidence and distribution of Barley yellow dwarf virus and Cereal yellow dwarf virus in over-summering grasses in a Mediterranean-type environment. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 56, 257-270. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 22 (Google Scholar Citations = 22)
72.Saqib, M., Jones, R.A.C., Cayford B., Jones, M.G.K. (2005). First report of Bean common mosaic virus in Western Australia. Plant Pathology 54, 563. (Impact Factor = 2.73; Half life = 8.6 years; Citations 3) (Google Scholar Citations = 3)
73.Tairo, F., Mukasa, S.B., Jones, R.A.C., Kullaya, A., Rubaihayo, P.R. and Valkonen, J.P.T. (2005). Unravelling the genetic diversity of the three main viruses involved in Sweet Potato Virus Disease (SPVD), and its practical implications. Molecular Plant Pathology 6, 199-211. (Impact Factor = 3.89; Half life = 5.2 years; Citations 51).(Google Scholar Citations = 68)
74.Jones, R.A.C. and Smith, L.J. (2005) Inheritance of hypersensitive resistance to Bean yellow mosaic virus in narrow-leafed lupin (Lupinus angustifolius) Annals of Applied Biology 146, 539-543. (Impact Factor = 2.15; Half life = >10 years; Citations 9) (Google Scholar Citations = 13)
75.Dietzgen, R.G., Twin, J., Talty, J., Selladurai, S, Caroll, M.L., Coutts, B.A., Berryman D.I. and Jones, RAC. (2005) Genetic variability of Tomato spotted wilt virus in Australia and validation of real time RT-PCR for its detection in single and bulked leaf samples. Annals of Applied Biology 146, 517-530. (Impact Factor = 2.15; Half life = >10 years; Citations 9) (Google Scholar Citations = 11)
76.Jones, R.A.C., Coutts, B.A., Mackie A.E. and Dwyer G.I. (2005). Seed transmission of Wheat streak mosaic virus shown unequivocally in wheat. Plant Disease 89, 1048-1050. (Impact Factor = 2.46; Half life = >10 years; Citations 22) (Google Scholar Citations = 42)
77.Jones, R.A.C., Smith, L.J., Gajda, B.E. and Latham, L.J. (2005). Patterns of spread of Carrot virus Y in carrot plantings and validation of control measures. Annals of Applied Biology 147, 57-67. (Impact Factor = 2.15; Half life = >10 years; Citations 8) (Google Scholar Citations = 8)
78.Jones, R.A.C., Smith, L.J., Gadja, B.E., Smith, T.N. and Latham, L.J. (2005). Further studies on Carrot virus Y: hosts, symptomatology, search for resistance, and tests for seed transmissibility. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 56, 859-868. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 4) (Google Scholar Citations = 3).
79.Coutts, B.A and Jones, R.A.C. (2005). Incidence and distribution of viruses infecting cucurbit crops in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 56, 847-858. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 14) (Google Scholar Citations = 18)
80.Thackray, D.J., Ward, L.T., Thomas-Carroll, M.L., Jones, R.A.C. (2005). Role of winter-active aphids spreading Barley yellow dwarf virus in decreasing wheat yields in a Mediterranean-type environment. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 56, 1089-1099. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 13) (Google Scholar Citations = 13)
81.Jones, R.A.C. and Sharman, M. (2005). Capsicum chlorosis virus infecting Capsicum annuum in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 34, 397-399. (Impact Factor = 1.02; Half life = 6.4 years; Citations 5) (Google Scholar Citations = 5)
82.Latham, L.J. and Jones, R.A.C (2004). Carrot virus Y: symptoms, losses, incidence, epidemiology and control. Virus Research 100, 89-99. (Impact Factor = 2.75; Half life = 8.5 years; Citations 17) (Google Scholar Citations = 18).
83.Latham, L.J., Jones, R.A.C., and Coutts B.A. (2004). Yield losses caused by virus infection in four combinations of non-persistently aphid-transmitted virus and cool-season crop legume. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 44, 57-63. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 1) (Google Scholar Citations = 1)
84.Latham, L.J., Traicevski, V., Persley, D.M., Wilson, C. R., Tesoriero, L., Coles, R. and Jones, R.A.C. (2004). Distribution and incidence of Carrot virus Y in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 33, 83-86. (Impact Factor = 1.02; Half life = 6.4 years; Citations 5) (Google Scholar Citations = 7)
85.Latham, L.J., Jones, R.A.C. and McKirdy, S.J. (2004). Lettuce big-vein disease: sources, patterns of spread and losses. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 55, 125-130. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 10) (Google Scholar Citations = 15)
86.Latham, L.J. and Jones, R.A.C. (2004). Deploying partially resistant genotypes and plastic mulch on the soil surface to suppress spread of lettuce big-vein disease in lettuce. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 55, 131-138. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 7). (Google Scholar Citations = 11)
87.Jones, R.A.C. and Burchell, G.M. (2004). Resistance to Cucumber mosaic virus in Lupinus mutabilis (Pearl lupin). Australasian Plant Pathology 33, 591-593. (Impact Factor = 1.02; Half life = 6.4 years; Citations 3) (Google Scholar Citations = 4)
88.*Coutts, B.A., Thomas-Carroll, M.L. and Jones, R.A.C. (2004). Patterns of spread of Tomato spotted wilt virus in field crops of lettuce and pepper: spatial dynamics and validation of control measures. Annals of Applied Biology 145, 231-245. (Impact Factor = 2.15; Half life = >10 years; Citations 24) (Google Scholar Citations = 35).
89.Coutts, B.A., Thomas-Carroll, M.L. and Jones, R.A.C. (2004). Analysing spatial patterns of spread of Lettuce necrotic yellows virus and lettuce big-vein disease in lettuce field plantings. Annals of Applied Biology 145, 339-343. (Impact Factor = 2.15; Half life = >10 years; Citations 7) (Google Scholar Citations = 10)
90.Jones, R.A.C. (2004). Using epidemiological information to develop effective integrated virus disease management strategies. Virus Research 100, 5-30. (Impact Factor = 2.75; Half life = 8.5 years; Citations 65). (Google Scholar Citations = 81) Invited review.
91.Jones, R.A.C. (2004). Occurrence of virus infection in seed stocks and 3-year-old pastures of lucerne (Medicago sativa). Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 55, 757-764. (Impact Factor = 1.13; Half life = >10 years; Citations 17) (Google Scholar Citations = 17).
92.Thackray, D.J., Diggle, A.J., Berlandier, F.A. and Jones, R.A.C. (2004). Forecasting aphid outbreaks and epidemics of Cucumber mosaic virus in lupin crops in a Mediterranean-type environment. Plant Pathology 100, 67-82. (Impact Factor = 2.73; Half life = 8.6 years; Citations 28) (Google Scholar Citations = 36)

Refereed conference papers
93.Jones, R.A.C., Coutts, B.A., Burchell, G.M. and Wyile, S.J. (2008). Bean yellow mosaic virus in lupins: strains, losses, epidemiology and control. In “Lupins for Health and Wealth – Proceedings of the 12th International Lupin Conference”. Eds J.A. Palta and J.D. Berger. Fremantle, Western Australia. pp 420-424.
94.Makkouk, K.M., Jones, R.A.C., Morales, F., and Kumari, S.G. (2008). Management of virus diseases in food legumes. In “Proceedings of Xth International Food Legumes Research Conference” (IFLRC-IV), October 18–22, 2005, Ed .M. C. Kharkwal. New Delhi, India, pp. 638-658.
95.Maling, T.M., Jones, R.A.C., Siddique, K., Thackray, D. and Diggle, A. (2008). Forecasting green-bridge mediated disease in south-west Australia: Bean yellow mosaic virus in lupins. In “Lupins for Health and Wealth – Proceedings of the 12th International Lupin Conference. Eds J.A. Palta and J.D. Berger. Fremantle, Western Australia. pp 434--438.
96.Holland M.B., Jones R.A.C. (2005). Benefits of virus testing in seed schemes. In “Proceedings of ‘Potato 2005’- Australian National Potato Conference” Eds A.J. Pitt and C. Donald, pp. 81-87. Cowes, Victoria, Australia.
Other
97.Jones, R. A. C., Charkowski, A., Fribourg, C. E., Stevenson, W. R. and Slack, S. A. (2009). Potato Virus and Virus-like Diseases. In: O.W Barnet Ed. Virus Diseases of Plants: Grape, Potato, and Wheat Image Collection and Teaching Resource CD-Rom. APS Press, St. Paul, MN 55121.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Jones has successfully used basic and applied research to address real world problems and is recognised internationally for his contributions, especially those that address practical aspects of virus disease problems of significance to global agriculture. His research has involved diverse pathosystems including viruses of cereals, oilseeds, grain and pasture legumes, root and tuber crops, vegetables, weeds and native plants. His research themes include discovering and describing new viruses, epidemiology, ecology, spatial and temporal analyses of epidemics, transmission by vectors and seed, control measures, predictive modelling, devising detection procedures and studies on virus aetiology, phylogeny and emergence.
Jones’ research provided critical new understanding of epidemiological components of diverse virus pathosystems operating under Mediterranean-type climatic conditions (very dry summer, wet winter). These included viruses of annual arable crops: such as lupins e.g. Bean yellow mosaic virus (BYMV) and Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV); cereals e.g. yellow dwarf viruses (BYDV and CYDV) and Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV); and canola e.g. Beet western yellows virus and Turnip mosaic virus. They also included viruses of dryland annual and irrigated perennial pasture legumes and grasses, especially Subterranean clover mottle virus (SCMoV), White clover mosaic virus, Alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV), BYMV, CMV, BYDV, CYDV and WSMV. His studies emphasised (i) the importance of seed transmission in annual hosts for virus survival during the dry summer period in the absence of irrigation, and (ii) the critical roles in development of epidemics played by proximity to virus inoculum sources (external and internal) and weather conditions favouring build-up of vectors before annual crop or pasture plants germinate. His research also provided important new understanding of the epidemiological components of diverse plant virus pathosystems operating in irrigated vegetable, potato and cucurbit crops growing under Mediterranean, subtropical and tropical climatic conditions, e.g. Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) in vegetables, Zucchini yellow mosaic virus in cucurbits, Carrot virus Y in carrots, and lettuce big-vein viruses in lettuce.

Jones conducted many large-scale surveys quantifying virus incidence in vegetable, cucurbit, grain legume, oilseed and cereal crops, and legume pastures. These surveys were complemented by large-scale field experiments to quantify virus-induced yield and quality losses. Most noteworthy field experiment studies included many in lupin with CMV and BYMV, and others in pasture swards with SCMoV, WSMV, CMV, BYMV and AMV involving grazing animals, simulated grazing and mowing treatments. His pasture studies were the first to ephasise the critical effect of virus infection in one plant species on the species balance in mixed swards. Combining survey with loss data provided a clear picture of the economic importance of each pathosystem.
Through epidemiological studies, field experimentation and/or theoretical insights, Jones provided critical new understanding of how different types of virus control measures (host resistance, phytosanitary, cultural, chemical, biological) operate and can be combined within effective integrated virus disease management (IDM) approaches. His IDM ideas were widely adopted globally. With modellers, he developed the first effective forecasting models for virus epidemics that incorporate weather variables and automated weather data retrieval.
Jones’ research involving identifying resistance-breaking strains (e.g. Potato virus X) or selecting them from wild-type strains (e.g. TSWV), finding and characterizing new virus resistances in diverse crops and addressing challenges faced by plant breeders in dealing with strain specific virus resistance was widely appreciated internationally. He provided important new understanding of viruses of Andean tuber (especially potato), root and other crops. He was the first to identify Pepino mosaic virus which later caused serious problems in tomato production worldwide. Other noteworthy research includes devising new or improved procedures for large-scale virus detection and providing important new understanding of the biological properties, and phylogeny of introduced and indigenous viruses in Australia.

Jones has published 191 primary refereed research papers and 38 international reviews or refereed book chapters on diverse aspects of plant virology, e.g. the first comprehensive review on plant viruses and climate change, a highly cited review on virus emergence, and several highly cited reviews on virus control measures. Total citations to September 2013 are 4,750. In Peru, UK and Australia, Jones’ has acted as mentor for many young plant virologists, and supervised or co-supervised to completion 12 PhD, 8 MSc and many Honours students. He organised or co-organised >10 national and international scientific conferences in the UK, Australia, India, Peru and Germany, and co-edited a book and three special epidemiology issues of Virus Research.

He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (2002), the Australasian Plant Pathology Society (2003) and the American Phytopathological Society (2014). He was Virology Convenor for the Association of Applied Biologists (1983-1986), Chairman of the Plant Virus Epidemiology Committee, International Society for Plant Pathology (1999-2007), Pathology (1999-2007), and Executive Secretary, International Working Group on Legume Viruses (2002-2005).
Future research
1. Plant viruses and Climate Change
2. Virus ecology in natural and managed systems
3. Plant virus evolution
4. Plant virus epidemiology and control
5. Integrated Virus Disease Management systems
6. Modelling plant virus epidemics

Funding received
Funding obtained in relation to ARC competitive grants, 2006-2013.
1. ARC Linkage. R Jones, M Renton, B. Coutts. Determination of factors responsible for pea seed-borne mosaic virus epidemics in peas and development of effective virus management tools.
LP120200224, $210,000 for 2013-2016.
2. ARC Linkage LP0882671, M Jones, K Dixon, R Jones, K Seaton, Assessing plant virus threats to indigenous Western Australian flora: implications for biodiversity, conservation, ecosystem reclamation and the wildflower industry, $332,631.
3.ARC Discovery DP0771097, M Jones, R Jones” Molecular dissection of resistance to subterranean clover mottle virus using Medicago truncatula, $300.000
4. ARC Linkage LP0668429 M Jones, R Jones, G Dwyer, “Molecular tools for controlling pathogenic viruses in the seed potato industry”, $150,000.
5. ARC Linkage LP056177, M. Barbetti, K. Sivasithamparam, R. Jones, D. Phillips, “Detection and elimination of resting spores of Olpidium vectoring lettuce big-vein disease in lettuce seedling nursery production”, $87,000
6. ARC Linkage LP0560884, K. Siddique , R. Jones, A. Diggle. “Predictive models and decision support systems for virus diseases and aphid vectors of lupin and canola”. $123,684.

Funding obtained in relation to non-ARC competitive grants
1. CRC for Plant Biosecurity. R. Jones [UWA], O. Edwards [CSIRO], B. Coutts [DAFWA], Wind spread of plant viral pathogens into northern Australia - $164,000 for 2014-16.
2. GRDC, A. Hoffman [Univ. Melb.], R. Jones [UWA], ‘Wheat curl mite, wheat streak mosaic and high plains viruses: detection, transmission, epidemiology and management’, R. Jones - $416,234 for 2010-2014Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC), A. Hoffman [Univ. Melb.], R. Jones [UWA], ‘Wheat curl mite, wheat streak mosaic and high plains viruses: detection, transmission, epidemiology and management’, R. Jones virus component $257 for 2010-2013.
3. Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC), W. MacLeod [UWA], R. Jones [UWA], B. Coutts [DAFWA], ‘Western region fungal and viral IDM research and development’, R. Jones/B. Coutts virus component $255,000 for 2010-2013.
4. Horticulture Aust (HAL), M. Barbetti, R. Jones [UWA], B. Rodoni (DPI-Vic) and S. McKirdy (CRC PlantBiosecurity), ‘Phylogeny, pathogenicity and epidemiology of potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd) and related pospoviroids in Australia’, R. Jones/M. Barbetti component $259,500 for 2009-2012.
4.Horticulture Aust (HAL), B. Coutts [DAFWA], R. Jones [UWA], D. Persley [DPI-Q], ‘Developing and communicating management strategies for controlling virus diseases in cucurbit crops’, R. Jones/B. Coutts component $272,500 for 2007-2010.
5.5.Horticulture Aust (HAL), D. Persley [DPI-Q], R. Jones [UWA], B. Coutts [DAFWA], ‘Integrated viral disease management in vegetable crops’, R. Jones/B. Coutts component $110,000 for 2008-2010.
6. Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC), R. Jones [UWA], ‘Developing a sensitive dry seed test to detect seed-borne viruses in bulk seed samples of wheat’, $462,000 for 2006-2008.
Industrial relevance
Relevance to Agriculture, Horticulture, and Conservation
Languages
English, Spanish
Memberships
American Phytopathological Society
Association of Applied Biologists
Australian Institute for Agricultural Science and Technology
Australasian Plant Pathology Society
Royal Society for Western Australia
Honours and awards
AWARDS/ INTERNATIONAL ROLES
1983-1986Virology Convenor, Association of Applied Biologists, UK
1998 – 2007Chairman, Plant Virus Epidemiology Committee, International Society for Plant Pathology.
2002–2005Executive Secretary, International Working Group on Legume Viruses.
2002Fellow of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology
2003Fellow of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society
2014 Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society
Previous positions
EMPLOYMENT
1975-78Coordinator in Virology, International Potato Center.
1979-1983Head of Virology Section, MAFF Harpenden Laboratory.
1984-1986Head of the Research and Development group in the Virology Branch formed by combination of MAFF Cambridge and Harpenden Virology Sections.
1986-1990Plant Virologist for Western Australia.
1992-1999Leader Crop Disease Program, Co-operative Research Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture, Western Australia.
2000-2003Section Manager, Plant Pathology, Department of Agriculture for Western Australia
2004-2010 Adjunct Professor of Plant Virology, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia
2005-2011Adjunct Professor of Plant Virology, University of Western Australia, Perth
2010-
Patents
None
Teaching
LECTURING IN PLANT VIROLOGY TO UNDERGRADUATES
STUDENTS SUPERVISED OR CO-SUPERVISED FOR HIGHER DEGREES
• Currently supervising or co-supervising 6 PhD students
•Supervised or co-supervised 12 PhD, 7 MSc and 12 Honours students in South America, UK or Australia at different stages of my career without being University based between 1974 and 2009

South America
Armando Rodriguez (Colombian), Msc.
Arturo Moreira (Bolivian), Msc.
Franklin Santillan (Ecuadorian), Msc.
Europe
Sally Adams, PhD.
Elisabeth Newton, PhD.
Christine Henry, PhD. – never finished writing up
Christine Dolby, Msc.
(Four sandwich students' (Honours) projects also supervised successfully)
Australia
Calum Wilson, PhD.
Worayudh Pathipanawat, PhD.
Simon McKirdy, PhD.
Rose Njeru PhD, PhD.
John Fosu Nyarko PhD.
Sheila Mortimer-Jones, PhD.
Linda Maccarone, PhD.
Lindrea Latham, MSc.
Eviness Nygalugwe, MSc.
Stewart Vincent, MSc.
Wayne Proudlove, Msc. – never finished writing up
(Eight Honours students' projects also supervised successfully)
Current external positions
Seconded to UWA from the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia
Current projects
Currently fully Funded:

1. ARC Linkage. R Jones, M Renton, B. Coutts. Determination of factors responsible for pea seed-borne mosaic virus epidemics in peas and development of effective virus management tools.
LP120200224, $210,000 for 2013-2016.
2. CRC for Plant Biosecurity. R. Jones [UWA], O. Edwards [CSIRO], B. Coutts [DAFWA], Wind spread of plant viral pathogens into northern Australia - $164,000 for 2014-16.
3. GRDC, A. Hoffman [Univ. Melb.], R. Jones [UWA], ‘Wheat curl mite, wheat streak mosaic and high plains viruses: detection, transmission, epidemiology and management’, R. Jones - $416,234 for 2010-2014.

Other projects:
-Climate change and plant viruses.
-Viruses at the agro-ecological interface.
-Deep sequencing of virus genomes.
- Modelling virus epidemics.
- Ecology of viruses in native plants, mixed species pasture and crops.
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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