Liz Barbour


  • 199 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
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Personal profile


Dr Barbour is presently the CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products (, a federally and industry funded research program with the aim of adding value to the honey bee product industry.

Her research background is in tree crops, domesticating them for product development through tree breeding, trial assessment and asexual and sexual propagation. She has worked in industry, State Government and within the University system and in Australia has been awarded RIRDC, NHT, ARC Linkage and ACIAR funding as well as under taken consultancies.

Funding overview

Australian Research Council Linkage, Natural Heritage Trust, Rural Industry Research Development Council, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Cooperative Research Centre

Industrial relevance

Pulp and paper


Tree crops, seed production, vegetative propagation, sandalwood


  • Sandalwood oil production and its regulation
  • Plant senescence and regulation of partitioning
  • Tree domestication
  • Tree breeding program deployment for commercial product production
  • Seed orchard design, production and quality control systems
  • Seed processing, storage and treatment
  • Plant tissue culture
  • Plant nursery management

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Research Output 2009 2018

  • 199 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 1 Letter
3 Citations (Scopus)
Santalum spicatum
essential oil
essential oils
1 Citation (Scopus)

To prune or not to prune; pruning induced decay in tropical sandalwood

Burgess, T. I., Howard, K., Steel, E. & Barbour, E. L., 15 Dec 2018, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 430, p. 204-218 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

plant damage
5 Citations (Scopus)

Sesquiterpene Variation in West Australian Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum)

Moniodis, J., Jones, C. G., Renton, M., Plummer, J. A., Barbour, E. L., Ghisalberti, E. L. & Bohlmann, J., 6 Jun 2017, In : Molecules. 22, 6, 12 p., 940.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
27 Citations (Scopus)

Heartwood-specific transcriptome and metabolite signatures of tropical sandalwood (Santalum album) reveal the final step of (Z)-santalol fragrance biosynthesis

Celedon, J. M., Chiang, A., Yuen, M. M. S., Diaz-Chavez, M. L., Madilao, L. L., Finnegan, P. M., Barbour, E. L. & Bohlmann, J., May 2016, In : The Plant Journal. 86, 4, p. 289-299

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Santalum album
14 Citations (Scopus)

The transcriptome of sesquiterpenoid biosynthesis in heartwood xylem of Western Australian sandalwood (Santalum spicatum)

Moniodis, J., Jones, C., Barbour, L., Plummer, J., Ghisalberti, E. & Bohlmann, J., 2015, In : Phytochemistry. 113, p. 79-86

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Santalum spicatum

Projects 2011 2019