About

 

Yvette is an applied statistician dedicated to (i) identifying strategies that will deliver better student learning outcomes in STEM education, and, (ii) helping agricultural industries discover environmentally friendly ways they can increase productivity in formidable climates. 

Yvette completed her PhD at JCU in 1998 where she developed new statistical methods to visualise and unlock important information hidden in complex, chemical, near-infrared (NIR) signatures of minerals, seagrass, sugarcane, wheat and pharmaceutical products. After completing her PhD, Yvette commenced a four year term with the CSIRO as a climate impact scientist.  Dr Everingham now holds a position as an Associate Professor in the Mathematics discipline at JCU. Previous roles include the Associate Dean of Graduate Research Studies (JCU) and Statistical Consultant for the Graduate Research School (JCU).

 

 

Teaching
  • MA1401: Statistics and Data Analysis 1 (Level 1; TSV)
  • MA2401: Statistics and Data Analysis (Level 2; TSV)
  • MA2405: Advanced Statistical Modelling (Level 2; TSV)
  • MA3405: Statistical Data Mining for Big Data (Level 3; TSV)
  • SC1102: Modelling Natural Systems (Level 1; TSV)
Honours
Awards
  • 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.
Memberships
  • 2010 - Associate Editor: Agonomy for Sustainable Development
Other
  • 2015 - Expert Team Leader, World Meteorological Organisation (Weather and Climate Extremes and Agricultural Industry Needs)
  • 2014 - Delivered the Last Lecture for James Cook University
  • 2011 - Invited speaker at the 12th ACP (African-Caribbean-Pacific Island) Ministerial Conference on Sugar
Publications

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 78+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Yvette Everingham from 1996 onwards.

Current Funding

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

Department of the Environment and Energy - National Environmental Science Program (NESP) - Tropical Water Quality Hub (TWQ Hub)

Innovative economic levers: A system for underwriting risk of practice change in cane-farming

Indicative Funding
$30,000 over 3 years (administered by CSIRO)
Summary
This project will enable reduced DIN exports from cane lands by developing and promoting a tested framework for commercial insurance businesses to underwrite risk of nitrogen practice change in sugarcane farming.
Investigators
Peter Thorburn and Yvette Everingham in collaboration with Stuart Whitten, John Rolfe, Jody Biggs and Jeda Palmer (Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Central Queensland University and College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Sugar Cane; Water Quality; Insurance; Climate; Nitrogen; Agriculture

Department of the Environment and Energy - National Environmental Science Program (NESP) - Tropical Water Quality Hub (TWQ Hub)

Improving water quality for the Great Barrier Reef and wetlands by better managing irrigation in the sugarcane farming system

Indicative Funding
$458,103 over 3 years
Summary
This project will work in partnership with industry, extension, NRM, research and government organisations to develop and deploy an irrigation system that is automatically controlled by remotely accessing feedback from the IrrigWeb decision support tool. Irrigweb provides optimal irrigation schedules on a paddock-by-paddock basis by linking information abut climate, soils and management regimes. If new water quality targets as specified in the revised Burdekin Water Quality Improvement Plan are to by met by 2025, it will be critical to establish pathways that enable industry partners to capitalise on new technologies.
Investigators
Yvette Everingham, Wei Xiang and Bronson Philippa in collaboration with Stephen Attard (College of Science & Engineering and AgriTech Solutions)

Sugar Research Australia - Research Grant

Optimising productivity, variety recommendations and mill operations through analysis of mill data

Indicative Funding
$11,927 over 2 years (administered by Sugar Research Australia)
Summary
Since 20009 sugarcane productivity has fluctuated dramatically across most mill areas. Although some of this regional variation can be explained by extreme weather events or disease incursions it is important to identify those causes which can be controlled in order to increase production/profitability for industry. Hugh amounts of data are captured annually by each mill and this significant investment is under-utilised in decision making. This project will develop innovative tools to analyse and summarise mill data with the view to optimize production/profitability.
Investigators
Joanne Stringer, Isaac Asamoah, Felicity Atkin, Bert Collard, Barry Croft, Emily Deomano, Brian Edwards, Yvette Everingham, Eloise Keefe, Peter Larsen, Roy Parfitt, George Peperidis, Bernard Schroeder, Greg Shannon, Danielle Skocaj, Alister Smith, Steve Staunton, Paul Stuart, Andrew Ward, Mick Ward and Xianming Wei (Sugar Research Australia, Wilmar Sugar Australia, College of Science & Engineering, University of Southern Queensland, Tully Sugar Ltd, Sunshine Sugar, Mackay Sugar Limited (MSL) and MSF Sugar Australia)
Keywords
Data Mining; Big Data; Production; Optimisation; Sugar Cane; Statistics

Sugar Research Australia - Research Grant

How big will that crop be? Incorporating climate forecasting into Nitrogen management in the Wet Tropics

Indicative Funding
$511,002 over 3 years
Summary
Due to the close proximity of sugarcane to environmentally sensitive areas in the Wet Tropics, it is important to improve nitrogen management practices to reduce nitrogen losses. The Wet Tropics experiences one of the highest levels of climate variability in the world, which affects the yield potential of sugarcane. This makes the task of applying the right amount of nitrogen, at the right time extremely formidable. Forecasted climatic conditions, then adjusting yield potential estimates have not been used to calculate nitrogen inputs for sugarcane.
Investigators
Yvette Everingham, Danielle Skocaj and Peter Thorburn in collaboration with Geoff Inman-Bamber and Bernard Schroeder (College of Science & Engineering, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Sugar Research Australia, Crop Science Consultant and University of Southern Queensland)
Keywords
Model; circulation; Climate; Crop Insurance; APSIM; Nitrogen

Sugar Research & Development Corporation - Research Project

Developing targeted, seamless weather/climate forecasting systems for critical early season harvest periods

Indicative Funding
$51,330 over 3 years (administered by University of Southern Queensland)
Summary
The overall achievement of this research will be the attainment of a new weather/climate forecast system/product targeted and specifically focussed for the Australian sugar industry needs - especially the important harvest periods and which will provide substantial and measurable improvement over currently available systems.
Investigators
Roger Stone and Yvette Everingham (University of Southern Queensland and College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Statistics; circulation model; Climate; Weather; modelling; Harvest

University of Southern Queensland - Contract Research

Modelling Sugarcane Yields

Indicative Funding
$631,039 over 5 years
Summary
This project aims to develop an agro-statistical model to predict sugar yields. This is of vital important for marketers of Queensland's raw sugar who need to forward sell sugar to international customers.
Investigators
Yvette Everingham in collaboration with Geoff Inman-Bamber and Justin Sexton (College of Science & Engineering)
Keywords
Sugar; Crop Agro-meteorology; Model; Statistics; Climate
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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.

Current
  • Benthic Light as Ecologically-Validated GBR-Wide Indicator for Water Quality: Algorithm Development (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Harnessing the Forecasting Power of Seasonal GCMs for Water and Agricultural Management (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Data Mining Algorithms for Optimising Analysis of Spectroscopic Data from on-line NIR Mill Systems: Improving System Calibrations for Quality Measures. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Searching for Pulsating Stars in the Gap Between the SPB and d Scuti Domains Through Machine Learning and Data Mining Techniques (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
Completed
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  • 1 collaboration
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