A number of rice genotypes from a large population have been identified as cold tolerant and adapted to aerobic conditions, where water availability is generally above field capacity. In this study, we'll investigate effect of drought on performance of tolerant and susceptible genotypes. This project aims to expose the genotypes to drought conditions to see genotypic consistency for adaptation to different types of abiotic stress. We'll conduct physiological measurements during growth, with the aim of determining the effects of abiotic stress on growth and biomass production. Short vegetative experiments (6 weeks) or longer term (4 to 5 months; plants grown to maturity) can be conducted to fit into course plans.

Location: Gatton or St Lucia, in a controlled glasshouse facility

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

Senior Lecturer Agronomy
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences