A variety of research projects in Plant and soil sciences are available in our School for Honours and Postgraduate coursework students enrolled at UQ.

Students will gain valuable academic and professional skills, develop links with industry and academic contacts, and have the chance to road-test a career in research.

If you want to contact a specific staff member, please view the list below or visit their UQ Researchers profile page to see their list of available projects in the discipline area that is aligned to your research interests.

UQ researcher Project types
Professor Steve AdkinsEnvironmental Sciences; Biological Sciences; Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences; Technology; Environmental Science and Management; Plant Biology; Agriculture, Land and Farm Management; Crop and Pasture Production; Horticultural Production; Agricultural Biotechnology; Conservation and Biodiversity; Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation); Plant Physiology; Plant Biology not elsewhere classified; Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds); Agricultural Biotechnology not elsewhere classified. 
Professor Elizabeth AitkenBiological Sciences; Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences; Plant Biology; Horticultural Production; Plant Pathology; Horticultural Crop Improvement (Selection and Breeding); Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds).
Dr Jay Anderson 
Professor Michael BellSoil Sciences; Crop and Pasture Production.
Mr Johannes Biala  
Dr Sriti Burman 
Dr Shane CampbellAgricultural and Veterinary Sciences; Agriculture, Land and Farm Management; Crop and Pasture Production.
Dr Robyn Cave 
Professor Scott ChapmanBiological Sciences; Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences; Information and Computing Sciences; Genetics; Plant Biology; Agriculture, Land and Farm Management; Crop and Pasture Production; Horticultural Production; Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing; Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics); Plant Physiology; Agricultural Production Systems Simulation; Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling; Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling; Farming Systems Research; Sustainable Agricultural Development; Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction; Agronomy; Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology; Crop and Pasture Biomass and Bioproducts; Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding); Horticultural Crop Growth and Development; Computer Vision; Image Processing; Pattern Recognition and Data Mining; Simulation and Modelling; Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences; Biological Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Plant Biology; Climate Change impacts and adaption; Horticultural Production; Crop and Pasture Production; Agriculture, Land and Farm Management; Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling; Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling; Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology; Agronomy; Horticultural Crop Growth and Development; Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction; Sustainable Agricultural Development; Human Impacts of Climate Change and Human Adaption; Ecological Impacts of Climate Change and Ecological Adaption; Plant Physiology; Crop and Pasture Biomass and Bioproducts; Crop and Pasture Improvement (incl. selection and breeding); Agricultural Production Systems Simulation. 
Mrs Malini Choudhury 
Dr Peter CrispBiological Sciences; Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences; Technology; Genetics; Plant Biology; Crop and Pasture Production;  Agricultural Biotechnology; Epigenetics (incl. Genome Methylation and Epigenomics); Plant Cell and Molecular Biology; Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding); Agricultural Molecular Engineering of Nucleic Acids and Proteins. 
Miss Elizabeth Czislowski 
Dr Yash Dang 
Associate Professor Brett FergusonPlant Biology.
Professor Melissa Fitzgerald 
Professor Victor GaleaAgricultural and Veterinary Sciences; Agriculture, Land and Farm Management; Crop and Pasture Production; Horticultural Production; Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Dr Stephen Harper 
Dr April HastwellChemical Sciences; Biological Sciences; Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry; Genetics; Plant Biology; Proteins and Peptides; Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches); Plant Cell and Molecular Biology; Plant Biology not elsewhere classified; Biological Sciences; Plant Biology; Plant Cell and Molecular Biology; Plant Physiology. 
Dr Richard HaynesSoil Sciences
Dr Andrew HewittCommercial Services; Agriculture, Land and Farm Management; Crop and Pasture Production. 
Dr Lynn Hoffman  
Dr Pengcheng HuAgricultural and Veterinary Sciences; Agriculture, Land and Farm Management; Crop and Pasture Production; Agricultural Production Systems Simulation; Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling; Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling; Farming Systems Research; Sustainable Agricultural Development; Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction; Agronomy; Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology; Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences; Agriculture, Land and Farm Management; Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling; Agricultural Systems Snalysis and Modelling; Agricultural Production Systems Simulation.
Dr Chelsea JankeEnvironmental Sciences; Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences; Soil Sciences; Crop and Pasture Production; Soil Biology; Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science); Agronomy; Crop and Pasture Nutrition.
Dr Sundar KalaipandianAgricultural and Veterinary Sciences; Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences; Agricultural biotechnology; Horticultural production.
Dr Gunnar KirchhofSoil Sciences; Crop and Pasture Production; Environmental Engineering.
Dr Christopher LambridesGenetics; Plant Biology; Crop and Pasture Production. 
Dr Cristina Martinez 
Dr Tim McLaren 
Professor Neal MenziesSoil Sciences; Crop and Pasture Production. 
Mrs Sandra Micallef 
Dr Jaquie MitchellAgricultural and Veterinary Sciences; Engineering; Crop and Pasture Production; Food Sciences; Agronomy; Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology; Crop and Pasture Biomass and Bioproducts; Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding); Crop and Pasture Post Harvest Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage).
Dr Vivi NoviatiStatistics; Crop and Pasture Production.
Dr Chris O'Donnell 
Dr Tom Orton 
Dr Chanyarat Paungfoo-LonhiennePlant Biology.
Dr April ResideEnvironmental Sciences; Biological Sciences; Ecological Applications; Environmental Science and Management; Ecology; Zoology; Other Biological Sciences; Ecological Impacts of Climate Change; Invasive Species Ecology; Conservation and Biodiversity; Environmental Management; Terrestrial Ecology; Vertebrate Biology; Global Change Biology.
Dr Nicole RobinsonPlant Biology; Agriculture, Land and Farm Management; Crop and Pasture Production.
Professor Peer SchenkPlant Biology; Crop and Pasture Production; Agricultural Biotechnology.
Professor Susanne SchmidtEnvironmental Sciences; Biological Sciences; Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences; Ecological Applications; Environmental Science and Management; Soil Sciences; Ecology; Plant Biology; Agriculture, Land and Farm Management; Forestry Sciences; Ecological Impacts of Climate Change; Conservation and Biodiversity; Natural Resource Management; Soil Biology; Ecological Physiology; Plant Physiology; Farming Systems Research; Tree Nutrition and Physiology.
Dr Millicent Smith Biological Sciences; Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences; Plant Biology; Crop and Pasture Production; Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology; Plant Physiology; Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology.
Dr Evan StephensPlant Biology; Industrial Biotechnology.
Dr Bernhard WehrSoil Sciences; Plant Biology; Crop and Pasture Production.
Dr Han WengEnvironmental Sciences; Soil Sciences; Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science).
Dr Alwyn WilliamsEnvironmental Sciences; Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences; Environmental Science and Management; Soil Sciences; Crop and Pasture Production; Forestry Sciences; Horticultural Production; Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation); Carbon Sequestration Science; Soil Biology; Agro-ecosystem Functionand Prediction; Agronomy; Crop and Pasture Nutrition; Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds); Agroforestry; Horticultural Crop Growth and Development.
Dr Wendy Williams Environmental Sciences; Soil Sciences; Land Capability and Soil Degradation; Soil Biology.
Dr Anthony YoungBiological Sciences; Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics; Microbiology; Plant Biology; Zoology; Crop and Pasture Production; Horticultural Production; Biogeography and Phylogeography; Host-Parasite Interactions; Phylogeny and Comparative Analysis; Genomics; Molecular Evolution; Bacteriology; Infectious Agents; Microbial Genetics; Microbial Ecology; Mycology; Microbiology not elsewhere classified; Plant Pathology; Invertebrate Biology.