Bonny M. Stutsel

Postdoctoral Fellows

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Environmental Sciences and Engineering



Research Interests

​Bonny’s research is focused on how infield, proximal and remote sensing platforms can be applied to precision agriculture. In particular, to observe plant stress, facilitate phenotyping, and reduce inputs. She has a broad interest in how multidisciplinary research can translate into smarter farming practices and inform water-food nexus policy.

Selected Publications

  • Stutsel, Bonny M.; Callow, John N.; Flower, Ken; Biddulph, Thomas B.; Cohen, Ben; Leske, Brenton. 2019. "An Automated Plot Heater for Field Frost Research in Cereals."  Agronomy 9,no.2: 96.
  • Bonny M. Stutsel, J Nikolaus Callow, Ken C. Flower, T Ben Biddulph, Nader A. Issa. 2020. "Application of distributed temperature sensing using optical fibre to understand temperature dynamics in wheat (triticum aestivum) during frost." European Journal of Agronomy, Volume 115, 126038,


  • ​Ph.D., Geography, The University of Western Australia,  Perth, 2019
  • BSc, First Class Honours, Geographical Science, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 2014 
  • BSc, Geographical Science, The University of Queensland, Brisbane,  2012

Professional Profile

  • ​2019- Present Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2019 Ph.D. Candidate, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia 
  • 2014-2015 Graduate Scientist, Water Technology, Brisbane, Australia

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences & Engineering Division  (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Agricultural monitoring UAV remote sensing Aerial Survey Precision agriculture Crop health and productivity Remote Sensing Hydrology Physical geography