We offer several 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 (QTLs) that may contribute to cold tolerance, a major limitation to production for the Australian rice industry.

Location: St Lucia and Gatton

Expected outcomes: an understanding of the effect of cold temperature on plant growth; research strategies for glasshouse conditions

Supervisors: Dr Jaquie Mitchell, Professor Shu Fukai

Before you apply: contact the primary supervisor for more details

Project start subject to: experiments can be conducted year round in glasshouses at St Lucia or Gatton. Short vegetative experiments or longer term (4 to 5 months; plants grown to maturity) can be conducted to fit into course plans

Project members

Dr Jaquie Mitchell

Senior Lecturer Agronomy
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences