Researcher Profile

Associate Professor Megan Ryan

Megan Ryan
Megan Ryan

Phone: +61 8 6488 2208

Research Expertise:
  • Plant phosphorus nutrition
  • Phosphorus leaching from pastures
  • Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
  • Perennial pasture agronomy and ecology
  • Use of native grasses, herbs and legumes in pastures
  • Plant drought tolerance
  • Phosphorus efficient pastures


Pasture and Livestock Systems (AGRI2201)




Megan is a plant scientist. Her key area of research is pasture systems and is driven by the need for profitable systems with good environmental credentials. One prominent area of research focus is the development of phosphorus-efficient pastures through improving the ability of pasture legumes to take-up phosphorus from the soil. Investigation of rhizosphere processes, root morphology and root physiology has played a central role in this research. Megan is also interested in the phosphorus nutrition of crops including sweet potato and of Australian native species which are adapted to very low phosphorus soils. Megan has long researched the role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in agricultural systems. Currently, Megan is an ARC Future Fellow and is investigating plant adaptation to fluctuating phosphorus supply across the molecular to whole-plant scale.

ID: 105277

Most frequent journals
  • Plant and Soil

    ISSNs: 0032-079X, 1573-5036

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1573-5036


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.41 SJR 1.267 SNIP 1.442

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Crop & Pasture Science

    ISSNs: 0004-9409, 1836-0947, 1836-5795

    CSIRO Publishing

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.72 SJR 0.685 SNIP 0.979

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Functional Plant Biology

    ISSNs: 1445-4408, 1445-4416

    CSIRO Publishing

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.65 SJR 1.045 SNIP 0.983

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Grass and Forage Science

    ISSNs: 0142-5242, 1365-2494


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.75 SJR 0.734 SNIP 1.218

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Plant, Cell & Environment

    ISSNs: 0140-7791, 1365-3040

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1365-3040

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 5.89 SJR 2.646 SNIP 1.737

    Journal: ERA2018

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