We offer several opportunities to conduct short- or long-term experiments in aspects of plant water use, quantifying demand for production in rice, mungbean and/or maize. We use innovative pot technologies to quantify water use. Our ACIAR-funded project aims to quantify water use of various alternative dry-season crops that may contribute to efficient use of limited water resources.

Location: you can conduct experiments year round in glasshouses at St Lucia or Gatton. You can conduct short vegetative experiments (6 weeks) or longer term (4 to 5 months; plants grown to maturity) to fit into course plans. You'll need one month to collate data

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

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