This project forms part of a prestigious Australian Research Council-funded project "A Deadly Solution:Towards an Indigenous-led bush food industry". The project focuses on four Indigenous communities and the native plants on their country. The overall project aim is to select promising native plants for the expanding bushfood and ornamental horticulture industries in support of economic development of Indigenous communities, but also with a view of restoration of degraded land in the communities and biodiversity gains.

The candidate will have a strong interest in native plants and their propagation, and in collaborating with First Nation people and the interdisciplinary researcher team. The project is based at Gatton campus and involves travel to communities in Queensland from where plants are selected and will be grown. A current drivers license is highly recommended.    

Project members

Dr Robyn Cave

Lecturer in Horticulture
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

Professor Susanne Schmidt

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences