Number crunching to help researchers understand their trials
Carole Wright plays a vital role in many of the banana trials conducted by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. She works with researchers in trial design and helps make sense of their data. As a biometrician she develops and applies mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organise, interpret, and summarise data to provide insight and meaningful interpretation of results. Carole is based in Mareeba and has been involved in banana research since 2008. She has applied her biometry knowledge to analyse a
vast range of banana research including variety trials, bunch pest trials, nutrient rate trials, soil biology trials and crop timing, just to name a few. Carole also works with other industries and is currently developing a model to predict the meat fullness of mud crabs using near-infrared spectroscopy.