Yvette is a specialist in multi-model data fusion who is dedicated to (i) identifying strategies that will deliver better student learning outcomes in STEM education, and (ii) researching agtech solutions to help agricultural industries increase profits with a smaller environmental footprint under challenging climates. 

Currently, Yvette holds positions as Director of AgTAC (Agriculture, Technology and Adoption Centre) and Professor in Data Science at James Cook University.

Previous positions include Climate Impacts Scientist (CSIRO), Associate Dean Graduate Research Studies (JCU), Focus Area Chair for Agricultural Weather and Climate Services (World Meteorological Organisation, Geneva) and Associate Editor for the Journal of Agronomy for Sustainable Development.

  • MA2830: Data Visualisation (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • MA3405: Statistical Data Mining for Big Data (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • MA5405: Data Mining (Level 5; TSV)
  • SC1102: Modelling Natural Systems (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • SC1109: Modelling Natural Systems-Advanced (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • SC2202: Quantitative Methods in Science (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • SC5202: Quantitative Methods in Science (Level 5; TSV)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2014 - Office for Learning and Teaching Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning.
  • 2014 - JCU Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning.
  • 2008 - Sugar Research and Development Award for outstanding research contributions to the Australian sugar industry.
  • 2023 - Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2024 - Co Vice Chair Standing Committee on Services for Agriculture in the Commission for Weather, Climate, Water and Related Environmental Services and Applications in the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)
  • 2011 - Invited speaker to address the 12th African-Caribbean-Pacific Island Ministerial Conference on Climate Resilience of Sugarcane Production Systems.
  • 2010 to 2022 - Associate Editor: Agonomy for Sustainable Development
  • 2018 to 2020 - World Meteorological Focus Area Chair for ‘Weather and Climate Services for Agriculture'.
  • 2015 to 2017 - Australian Expert - Standing Committee for Agricultural Services in the World Meteorological Organisation to review and update standards on drought and agrometeorological services across agricultural value chains including fisheries.
  • 2014 - Delivered the Last Lecture for James Cook University

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 101+ research outputs authored by Prof Yvette Everingham from 1996 onwards.

Current Funding

Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.

Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment - Agricultural Innovation Hubs Program

Tropical North Queensland Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub

Indicative Funding
$2,500,000 over 2 years, in partnership with Sensand Technologies Pty Ltd ($20,000)
The TNQ Agricultural Innovation Hub is anchored as part of the established TNQ Drought Hub and will sit within the JCU ideas Lab in Cairns ? on the traditional land of the Yirrganydji people. Under the TNQ Agricultural Innovation Hub (as part of the broader TNQ Drought Hub) JCU will bring together producers, agriculture companies, supply chain businesses, innovators, start-ups, investors, and researchers to drive agricultural innovation in Northern Australia. The TNQ Agricultural Innovation Hub can also leverage the expertise of JCU?s Innovation Advisory Committee (IAC) and Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) as/when required to support new project concepts.
David Phelps, Rachel Hay, Daniel Christie, Simon Page, Emily Harrington, Brook Orr, Samantha Horseman, Nico Adams, Luke Deacon, Allan Dale, Stewart Lockie, Yvette Everingham, Jane Oorschot, Nicole Lucas, Darryl Lyons and Christine Pitt (Research Infrastructure, College of Science & Engineering, Research & Innovation Services, Cairns Institute, N Lucas Pty Ltd and Farmers 2 Founders (Australia))
Innovation; Commercialisation; Technology Adoption; Agriculture; Ag-tech; Producers

Great Barrier Reef Foundation - Reef Trust Partnership

GBRF Burdekin Irrigation Project.

Indicative Funding
$990,919 over 4 years
Increasing Industry Productivity and Profitability Through Transformational, Whole of Systems Sugarcane Approaches that Deliver Water Quality Benefits.
Yvette Everingham, Eric Wang and Bronson Philippa (College of Science & Engineering)
Water; Agriculture; Precision; Irrigation

Food Agility CRC Limited - Contract Research

Food Agility Biosecurity Constellation

Indicative Funding
$210,000 over 3 years
Constellations are clusters of projects grouped within a theme, Biosecurity, which are led by a Constellation Leader, JCU, who also has the experience and capabilities to contribute to the research within that theme. A Constellation has been between Food Agility and JCU based on a theme which demonstrates potential for multiple, related research projects with the potential for multiple industries and partners to participate over time.
Davi La Ferla, Ron White and Yvette Everingham (College of Science & Engineering)
Biosecurity; Environmental Health; Environmental management; Disease; Public Health; Invasives

Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment - National Landcare Program: Smart Farming Partnerships Grant

Climate Smart Sugarcane Irrigation Partnerships (CSSIP)

Indicative Funding
$1,586,884 over 5 years
CSSIP will minimise nutrient runoff, improve soil health and increase wetlands water quality by facilitating the adoption of world-class irrigation practices in sugarcane farming systems. Currently, best practice irrigation is assisted by an Irrigation Decision Support Tool (IDST) that provides evidence-based advice. However, IDSTs have not reached their full potential. Firstly, they do not integrate short to medium term weather forecasts (e.g. weekly to multi-weekly forecasts). Secondly, IDSTs do not operate at a spatial scale relevant to farmers. CSSIP will incorporate the Bureau or Meteorology?s new high-resolution climate model into the Irrigation Decision Support Tool. Thirdly, IDSTs require substantial time in manual data entry, which can be alleviated using real-time monitoring via Internet of Things technologies. This will increase irrigation efficiency, reducing excessive runoff into river systems and onto the Reef, and, will help farmers save water and energy costs.
Bronson Philippa, Yvette Everingham, Eric Wang, Stephen Attard and Wei Xiang in collaboration with Geoff Inman-Bamber, Marian Davis, Andrew Schepen, Brock Dembowski, Peter Larsen and Andres Jaramillo (College of Science & Engineering, AgriTech Solutions, Burdekin Productivity Services, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, DAF, Wilmar Sugar Australia and Sugar Research Australia)
Sugarcane; Internet of Things; Irrigation

Sugar Research Australia - Research Grant

Unravelling the impact of climate and harvest time on nitrogen fertiliser requirements

Indicative Funding
$281,721 over 5 years (administered by Sugar Research Australia)
This project aims to understand how climate and harvest time impacts nitrogen use efficiency on the sugarcane farming system in the Herbert.
Yvette Everingham (College of Science & Engineering)
Climate; Environment; Sugar; Sustainability; Nitrogen; Production

Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment - National Environment Science Program (NESP) - Total Water Quality (TWQ)

Reducing nitrogen runoff without reducing industry productivity

Indicative Funding
$14,805 over 1 year (administered by Reef and Rainforest Research Centre)
Many NESP TWQ Hub projects have contributed to an improved understanding of nitrogen (N) management in sugarcane farming leading to reduced dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) losses via improved management advice and practical solutions. The synthesis project will bring together a range of approaches that are addressing mechanisms for reducing N-losses, with a particular focus on real-time water quality monitoring, detection of N- loss hot-spots, on-farm N management, reef credit trading and other economic levers that incentivise improved farm management practices.
Johanna Johnson, Aaron Davis, Yvette Everingham, Jane Waterhouse, Jim Smart, Mike Bell, John Rolfe, Peter Thorburn, Tony Webster and Michael Warne in collaboration with Weijin Wang, Chris Johnson, Phil Moody and Sheridan Morris (Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, TropWater, College of Science & Engineering, Griffith University, The University of Queensland, Central Queensland University, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation and QLD Department of Environment and Science)
Nitrogen; Runoff; Catchment; sugarcane farming; credits

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Searching for Pulsating Stars in the Gap Between the SPB and d Scuti Domains Through Machine Learning and Data Mining Techniques (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Development of a Smart irrigation system using IOT and Remote Sensing integrated with Machine Learning Algorithms to improve water efficiency in Agriculture (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Using Weather Radars to Inform Data-Driven Irrigation Practices (Masters , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)

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