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

Research Fellow
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

Professor Shu Fukai

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