There are a number of opportunities to conduct short- or long-term experiments in aspects of cold tolerance in rice. Our RIRDC-funded project aims to evaluate variation and elucidate the underlying mechanisms in key physiological traits and molecular quantitative trait loci that may contribute to cold tolerance, a major limitation to production for the Australian rice industry. You can conduct short vegetative experiments (6 weeks) or longer term (4 to 5 months; plants grown to maturity) to fit into course plans.

Location: Gatton or St Lucia, in controlled glasshouse facilities

Expected outcomes: an understanding of the effect of abiotic stress on plant growth and development; experimentation and research strategies for glasshouse conditions

Supervisors: Dr Jaquie Mitchell, Professor Shu Fukai

Before you apply: contact the primary supervisor for more details


Project members

Dr Jaquie Mitchell

Research Fellow
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

Professor Shu Fukai

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Affiliated Professor
Centre for Crop Science