Teaching and Development

  • PLNT2002 Plant Physiology
  • AGRC3002 Crop Science
  • AGRC7005 Advanced agronomy

Researcher biography

Dr Jaquie Mitchell has a research focus on improving the physiological understanding of abiotic stress resistance in various crop species. She has been working at the University of Queensland in the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences since 1990. As a crop physiologist Jaquie has been working on various projects examining genetic variation for resistance to abiotic stress, such as low-temperature tolerance at the reproductive stage in rice, the advantage of reduced-tillering gene in wheat grown under terminal drought, the effect of salinity and water-deficit on production of volatile compounds in aromatic rice. Jaquie has also been working as an agronomist in rice and cropping systems (non-rice crops in dry-season eg. Mungbean, peanut, maize) research in the Mekong region (Laos, Cambodia and Thailand) for over 20 years largely through ACIAR and Generation Challenge Program funding. Jaquie provides specialist guidance and assistance to undergraduate and postgraduate research students within crop physiology and agronomy. She has extensive experience conducting research projects focused on abiotic stress resistance in various crop species, and cropping systems research in the Mekong region of south east Asia.

Areas of research