Name Project Advisor
Ganga Dutta Acharya Factors contributing to the sustainability of community organisations in developing countries in poverty alleviation in rural Nepal Prof Helen Ross
Muhammad Fadzli Bin Ali The development of a crop-efficiency management tool to facilitate the adoption of good agricultural practices and enhance the sustainability of natural rubber production in Malaysia Dr Ammar Abdul Aziz
Minoli Amarasinghe Sustainable energy - energy efficiency and demand side management Assoc Prof Colin Brown
Shelley Baldwin Protecting agribusiness by improving the onshore gas industry's best-practice methods of co-existence under current governance frameworks Prof Helen Ross
Janine Basha The value chains in development: their application, elements for success, and limitations Dr Phillip Currey
Shoufeng Cao An economic comparison of traditional and modern farming practices, innovations and value chains to market in China Assoc Prof Kim Bryceson
Sarah Choudhury Learning how to manage for resilience - strategically monitoring for adaptive governance of social ecological systems Prof Helen Ross
Inne Dwiastuti The development of small-to-medium enterprises in Lombok, Indonesia Prof Helen Ross
Yulia Fitriana Reconciling conservation and development territories at the fringe of a national park Prof Robert Cramb
Kora Fortunaso-Hulmann The role of adolescents for ensuring food security in liveable cities Prof Helen Ross
Jens Froese Spatial risk modelling of infectious animal diseases using Bayesian Belief Networks and GIS Dr Carl Smith
Ursula Andrea Harman Canalle Cultural, social, economic and political factors in the technological transfer process of alternate energy in Peru Prof Helen Ross
Yaochen Hou Global agriculture trading hub: the collection and management of gib data around production, post-harvesting and logistics in order to manage the risk and performance of Australian agrifood industry export chains into China Assoc Prof Kim Bryceson
Jing Hu Changes of functional traits of dominant species in the process of degraded forests restoration in watersheds in the Philippines Dr John Herbohn
Aaron Kama Adoption of agricultural innovations in Solomon Islands: farmers' response, innovativeness and adaption to strategies for agriculture development Prof Helen Ross
Sothorn Kem Promoting agriculture commercialisation of smallholder farming for inclusive growth: a study of rice, cassava and rubber cash-cropping in Cambodia Prof Robert Cramb
Melanie King 2050 and beyond: impacts of population growth, changing consumption patterns and climate change on food security in the Asia-Pacific region and Australia's future role in meeting its own and the region's demands Dr Carl Smith
Chengdong Liao Strengthening extension advisory services in China through learning from Australia Dr Gomathy Palaniappan
Li Liu Social responsibility of environment of agricultural supply chain in China - from the perspective of sustainable development strategies Prof Helen Ross
Trie Mahendri The impact of cattle credit on cattle production and farmer's income in Indonesia Dr Scott Waldron
Betty Tiko Motoro Household financial security for smallholder coffee growers in the Highlands Provinces of Papua New Guinea Dr Gomathy Palaniappan
Armando Navas Remote and autonomous monitoring of managed landscapes using precision spatial data for operational, environmental, cropping and animal welfare management Assoc Prof Kim Bryceson
Arya Ningsih Scenario analysis on the management of forest product as the implication of law 23/2014 on regional government. Dr Phil Currey
Yanti Nuraeni Mufikh Cluster upgrading in leveraging small-middle vegetables farmers linked to globalised competitive value chains Dr Ammar Abdul Aziz
John Oakeshott Value chain improvement as a framework for increasing competitiveness: a case study of the Samal Island mango growers, the Philippines Dr Gomathy Palaniappan
 Purwanto Rural infrastructure, agriculture development and poverty alleviation in the rural area of small islands of Indonesia Prof Helen Ross
Glory Dee Romo Analysis of the choices of economic actors in terms of the degree of vertical coordination for relevant horticultural value chains in the Philippines Assoc Prof Colin Brown
Sunny Sanderson The impacts of large-scale oil palm development on native customary rights land in Sarawak, Malaysia Prof Rob Cramb
Salman Sarwar Impact of technology on facilitating integration and adding value into agrifood chains in South-East Asia Professor Kim Bryceson
Leonard Smith How nations derive their wealth and the impacts of the resource curse Assoc Prof Colin Brown
Md Shawkat Sohel Water use by different forms of planted forest in the Philippines: implication for improving the outcomes of reforestation and efficient catchment management Assoc Prof John Herbohn
Tamara Stanley Diversity of views, strategies and tactics within Australia's food & nutrition policy landscape: the trilogy of sugar, sodium and saturated fat Assoc Prof Kim Bryceson
Liana Williams Understanding scale dynamics for environmental and social sustainability Prof Robert Cramb
Jarrah Wills Understanding the importance of functional trait diversity in the design of mixed species plantations in the tropics, especially in relation to seedling recruitment and species diversity Dr John Herbohn


Name Project Advisor
Dalene Adam Behavioural and physiological adaptations of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) to climate change Dr Bill Ellis
Yaqoub Al-Hosni Impact of heat load on microbial community and rumen function Dr Rafat Al Jassim
Tiago Alves Correa Carvalho Da Silva Feeding strategies for the early-weaned calf Prof Dennis Poppi
Amy Anstis Improving the starch availability of sorghum grain for dairy cows in a subtropical feedbase Prof Dennis Poppi
Risa Antari The effect of nutrition on bone growth in cattle Prof Dennis Poppi
Linda Behrendorff Ecology and management of dingoes on Fraser Island Dr Luke Leung
Elizabeth Bellward Maximising profit and cash flow in captive wildlife facilities to allow greater support of in-situ conservation Assoc Prof Peter Murray
Julie Broken-Brow The ecology of microbats in Cape York Dr Luke Leung
Joanne Bussey A novel approach to developing a koala conservation strategy for Queensland: conserving koalas on agricultural land Dr Bill Ellis
Milou Dekkers Patch grazing: dynamics of pasture ecology and diet selection in the tropical savannah rangelands Prof Dennis Poppi
Lindawati Doloksaribu Improvement of rearing goat management in Bali Provence, Indonesia Assoc Prof Peter Murray
Zilong (Jack) Du Non-invasive assessment of male reproductive function in the captive Southern hairy-nosed wombat Assoc Prof Stephen Johnston
Tianyi Feng Spermatogenesis and sperm assessment in the Australian giant tiger prawns, Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798) Assoc Prof Stephen Johnston
Lyndal Hulse The effect of chlamydia on koala semen quality Assoc Prof Stephen Johnston
Janina Kaluza The ecology and conservation of the water mouse in the Maroochy River catchment Dr Luke Leung
Jarrod Lees Development of heat load index for dairy cows in sub-tropical environment Assoc Prof John Gaughan
Margie Maccoll Stakeholders perceive the delivery of ecosystems with representative, self-sustaining populations of fauna and flora endemic to the Scenic Rim will benefit them socially, economically and environmentally Assoc Prof Peter Murray
Mohamad Ilyas Mumu Post-partum anoestrus in Bali cattle under low-input animal production systems reared by smallholder farmers in eastern island, Indonesia Prof Dennis Poppi
Windu Negara Improving the efficiency of rumen function - when to intervene Dr Athol Klieve
Bridie Schultz Genetic capture technology for the conservation of koalas in South East Queensland Assoc Prof Stephen Johnston
Yadav Sharma Bajagai Effects of probiotics on productivity and health of poultry Dr Athol Klieve
Alyce-Maree Swinbourne Southern hairy-nosed wombat reproduction physiology and breeding for the development of assisted-reproductive techniques and captive management Assoc Prof Stephen Johnston
Andrea Wallage The effect of heat stress on the thermoregulation of the mammalian tests: an evolutionary investigation Assoc Prof Stephen Johnston
Natalie Waller What drives population numbers of the common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) in north Queensland tropical savanna? Dr Luke Leung
Ruishu Wang The ecology and control of rabbits in the Lockyer Valley Dr Luke Leung
Kurt Watter Chital deer: competition with cattle of grazing resources and their impact on the economic viability of cattle production Assoc Prof Peter Murray
Jason Brett Weare The nutritional management of grazing dairy cows on a PMR system subjected to environmental heat stress Dr John Gaughan
Zhiwei Zou Improved broiler phosphorus utilisation and transporter gene expression Professor Wayne Bryden


Name Project Advisor
Bhaskar Adhikari Effect of crystallisation of fat on the quality of butter Prof Bhesh Bhandari
Maria Botero-Uribe Developing a potato value chain from the raw material to the processed chip Prof Melissa Fitzgerald
Crystal Concepcion Harnessing new technologies to understand the consumer experience of eating high-quality rice Prof Melissa Fitzgerald
Pramesh Dhungana Effect of droplet size on functionality and stability of dairy emulsions Prof Bhesh Bhandari
Anran Dong Biocontrol of pathogens on vegetables Assoc Prof Mark Turner
Sara Ghorbani Gorji Identifying natural products for improving the quality and shelf life of mayonnaises and salad dressing Prof Melissa Fitzgerald
Minh Thao Ho Studies of the encapsulation and release of carbon dioxide from amorphous and crystalline alpha-cyclodextrin and its application for food systems Prof Bhesh Bhandari
Sylvester Mantihal 3D food printing technology: an assessment for personalised food in the hospitality industry Prof Bhesh Bhandari
Malik Nawaz Processing and quality of glutinous rice Prof Bhesh Bhandari
Negin Neinavaie Controlling the property of emulsion-filled alginate microgel particles produced by impinging aerosol technique Prof Bhesh Bhandari
Tran Phuong Thao Nguyen Digestibility of infant formula formulations Dr Sangeeta Prakash
Thi Nhiep Lactococcus genomics and enhancement Dr Mark Turner
 Dian Ningtyas Sensory and instrumental characterisation of low-fat cream cheese manufactured using functional ingredients beta glucan plant sterols and probiotics Dr Sangeeta Prakash
Bhaveshkumar Panchal Influence of emulsion size and fat crystallisation on the functional properties of milk fat systems Prof Bhesh Raj Bhandari
Thi Huong Pham The role of the purine metabolism in stress resistance in Lactococcus Assoc Prof Mark Turner
Elisabeth Prabawati Application of lactic acid bacteria to enhance shelf life of cheese Dr Nidhi Bansal
Anu Ratnayake Mudiyanselage Development of a small-scale UHT processing plant Dr Nidhi Bansal
Sadia Qamar Manufacturing and stability of plant-based drinks Dr Sangeeta Prakash
Bal Kumari Sharma Khanal Manipulation of textural properties of low-fat cheddar cheese Dr Nidhi Bansal
Anita Sikes Biochemical and biophysical changes associated with tenderisation of meat using very fast-chilling and high-pressure processing Dr Bruce D'Arcy
Jaspal Singh Improving ultra-high temperature processability of high-protein beverages Dr Nidh Bansal
Nghia Tran Bioactive compounds from rice bran Prof Melissa Fitzgerald
Lourdes Urban Alandete Developing methods to maximise the shelf life of manufactured food products containing whole grains Prof Melissa Fitzgerald
Ngoc Minh Thu Vu Cyclic-di-AMP effects on cell wall metabolism and salt resistance in Lactococcus Assoc Prof Mark Turner
Lu Yu Extending the shelf life of rice foods using high-pressure processing Dr Mark Turner
Yang Zhu Role of hydrocolloids in dairy products, their interactions with protein and fat and contribution to physical and sensory characteristics Dr Sangeeta Prakash
Zhengzheng  Zou Foaming issues in milk: why and why not milk foams Dr Nidhi Bansal
Name Project Advisor
Abdullah Al Hosni Wastewater management in conservation of the degrading traditional farming system Prof Daryl Joyce
Faisal Saeed Alsenani Screening and isolation of natural health products and new antibiotics from microalgae Prof Peer Schenk
Hamed Subhi Alsufyani Optimisation of oil extraction process from microalgae for biofuel production Prof Peer Schenk
Monia Anzooman Understanding physiological basis for wheat genotypes adaption on sodic, magnesic or dispersive soils Dr Yashpal Pal Dang
Robert Banks Land use-induced changes to short-term soil formation Dr Gunnar Kirchhof
Ali Ahsan Baywa Exploring the mechanism of Parthenium hysterophorus invasion in Pakistan Prof Steve Adkins
Shelby Berg Enhancing the efficacy of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and recyclable waste to benefit plant nutrition and root architecture Prof Susanne Schmidt
Henry Birt The banana microbiome Dr Paul Dennis
Pax Blamey Physiology and biochemistry of sensitivity and tolerance to high manganese in crop plants Dr Peter Kopittke
Ailisa Blum Comparative pathogenomics: How does a pathogen cause disease on plant hosts? A/Prof Jacqueline Batley
Mark Bonner Belowground carbon and nutrient dynamics of tropical secondary forests and plantations Prof Susanne Schmidt
Scott Buckley Organic nitrogen dynamics in agricultural soils Prof Susanne Schmidt
Xitong Chu Peptide control of soybean nodulation Prof Peter Gresshoff / Dr Brett Ferguson
Diego Correa Gomez Spatial prioritisation for sustainable algae production based on environmental and socio-economical factors Professor Peer Schenk
Elizabeth Czislowski Characterisation of putative pathogenicity SIX genes in Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense A/Prof Elizabeth Aitken
Aloesi Dakuidreketi Exploiting inducible disease resistance to improve tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum) and pepper (Capsicum annum) production in Fiji A/Prof Liz Aitken
Tam Dang Thi Thanh Involvement of heterotrimeric G-protein in plant defence: establishing the signalling pathways leading the defence against pathogens Prof Jimmy Botella
Sandra Dennien Innovating new virus diagnostics for the Australian sweet potato industry Assoc Prof Victor Galea
Eugene Diatloff Genome wide analysis and allele mining of diverse sorghum lines for genes involved in nitrogen use efficiency Prof Ian Godwin
Christian Forstner Effects of xenobiotics on soil microbial diversity and function Dr Paul Dennis
Hayley Giles The effect of salinity on the water use of tropical forages Dr Harry Shelton
Apollo Gomez Developing screening methods for assessing pathogenicity on strawberry of Macrophomina phaseolina from strawberry and non-strawberry hosts A/Prof Elizabeth Aitken
Lina Gonzalez Gonzalez Development of a mircoalgal cultivation system for biofuel production in algae energy farms Prof Peer Schenk
Karen Graham Investigating the efficiency of current wheat breeding techniques and gene transfer of rust and dormancy Dr Mark Dieters
Michael Halliday Understanding and controlling DHP toxicity in ruminants consuming leucaena leucoephala in Australia and Eastern Indonesia Dr Harry Shelton
April Hastwell Functional characterisation of novel peptide hormones in legume nodulation and plant development Dr Brett Ferguson
Nurul Hidayah Study of infection on mechanisms of sugarcane smut caused by Sporisorium Scitamineum A/Prof Victor Galea
Tao Hua Potential of constructed wetlands to treat drainage from bauxite processing waste disposal areas Mr Richard Alan Haynes
Bhavna Hurgobin Characterisation of Brassica napus haplotype selection during canola breeding using next-generation sequencing data Prof David Edwards
Nasser Hussein Molecular and serological detection of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) and designing a control strategy Prof Peer Schenk
Nadeem Iqbal Development of organic herbicides by evaluating the allelopathic potential of some Australian native plants Prof Steve Adkins
Md. Nazmul Islam Nutritional profiling, screening and identification of highly bioaccessible microalgal strains from Australia Prof Peer Schenk
Andrew Jones Linking belowground processes to ecosystem function Prof Susanne Schmidt
Candice Jones Functional characterisation of new CLE peptide hormones of soybean Dr Brett Ferguson 
Zaiful Kamde Molecular characterisation of flowering in the tree legume pongamia pinnata Prof Peter Gresshoff
Parastoo Karimian Investigating the mechanism of G protein mediated defence in plants Prof Jimmy Botella
Lisa Kelly Fusarium species associated with summer field crops in Queensland, Australia A/Prof Elizabeth Aitken
Mohammed Khudhair Characterisation of host pathogen interactions between crown rot pathogens and wheat under increasing carbon dioxide and temperatures A/Prof Liz Aitken
Yunru Lai Assessing the impact of soil sodicity to wheat production in Queensland using multi-year remote sensing and GIS Dr Yash Dang
Huey Tyng Lee Applying bioinformatics on next-generation sequencing data for crop improvement Prof David Edwards
Cui Li Tailoring physiologically-based nanomaterial fertilisers for the biofortification of Zn in broadacre crops Dr Peter Kopittke
Yaying Li Potential factors limiting plant growth in saline bauxite processing residue Mr Richard Alan Haynes
Zhigen Li Understanding the importance of the binding of toxic metals to plant cell walls on their loosening Dr Peter Kopittke
Hongwei Liu Metabolic and proteomic analysis to determine key relationships of soil microbes with plant roots Prof Peer Schenk
Sarah Lorberg Understanding the involvement of Brassica SYM genes in plant pathogen interactions A/Prof Jacqueline Batley
Natsumi Maruta Establishing the molecular mechanisms used by extra-large G-proteins controlling the plant innate immunity Prof Jimmy Botella
Karen Massel Genome editing approaches to increased cereal grain size Prof Ian Godwin
Andrea Matthews Diversity of Fusarium oxysporum on ginger and assessment of tissue culture derived plants to infection Professor Elizabeth Aitken
Emma Meyers Interaction of water use efficiency and resistance to Fusarium crown rot in wheat Dr Mark Dieters
Hooman Mirzaee Isolation and characterisation of new antimicrobial compounds from soil microorganisms Prof Peer Schenk
Nur Mohd Nor Improving vegetable root systems to increase nitrogen use efficiency Prof Neal Menzies
Juan Daniel Montenegro Cabrera Identification and characterisation of resistance gene clusters in the brassica sp. genome Prof David Edwards
Khamla Mott In-transit ripening and prediction of outturn quality for mango Prof Daryl Joyce
Nurazilah Mustapha Genetic engineering of sorghum bicolur grain for nutritional improvement Prof Ian Godwin
Margaret Mwathi Creating a new Brassica species for food and biofuel A/Prof Jacqueline Batley
Sijesh Natarajan Sugarcane for water-limited environments: characterisation of a selected sugarcane germplasm from transpiration efficiency and high biomass production for the sugarcane growing regions in Australia Prof Shu Fukai
Phoebe Salas Nemenzo-Calica Symbiotic nitrogen fixation of the biofuel legume tree Pongamia pinnata Prof Peter Gresshoff
Thien Quang Nguyen Micropropagation of coconut for germplasm exchange and elite seedling production Prof Stephen Adkins
Sara Niaz Soil organic matter and organic amendments: effects on sodium on soil physical properties Prof Neal Menzies
Anibal Nahuel Alejandro Pachas A study of the water-use efficiency of leucaena grass systems for beef production Dr Harry Shelton
Urvi Parekh Role of phosphorylation in G protein signalling Prof Jimmy Botella
Rhys Pirie Next-generation fertilisers for nutrient stewardship Professor Susanne Schmidt
Lara-Simone Pretorius Identifying the phytotoxic metabolites of Fusarium oxysporum to develop new approaches for disease resistance in plants Prof Peer Schenk
Christopher Proud The genetic analysis of physiological traits in rice contributing to aerobic adaption Dr Jaqueline Mitchell
Anura Ratnasiri Surveillance of low birthweight, preterm deliveries and infant mortality in California, 2006-2013: application of multivariable statistics to explore socioeconomic status by maternal morbidity interactions Prof Kaye Basford
Peter Ruscoe Sting nematode (Ibipora Lolii) on turf grass in Western Australia A/Prof Elizabeth Aitken
Monica Salazar Cajas Evaluating legume companion cropping for reducing greenhouse gases emissions from sugarcane soils Dr Susanne Schmidt
Tram Anh San Aroma production in the mango fruit ripening process Prof Daryl Joyce
Vilayphone Sourideth Efficient irrigation water use of maize and rice in dry season in Laos Dr Jaqueline Mitchell
Zuziana Susanti Physiological and morphological characters contributing to cold tolerance in rice Dr Jaqueline Mitchell
Basam Tabet Manipulating sorghum grain size and plant architecture Prof Ian Godwin 
Prapa Taranet Soil water and nutrient dynamics in composted mound Dr Gunnar Kirchhof
Susan Thompson Diaporthe species responsible for stem cankers on sunflower in Australia A/Prof Elizabeth Aitken
Reece Tollenaere Identification of candidate RIm4 genes in Brassica napus A/Prof Jacqueline Batley
Lauren Trenkner In vivo and in vitro investigation of growth and nutrition in barramundi Prof Peer Schenk
Kenneth Tryggestad Optimisation of karrikin compounds and their delivery methods for the Australian vegetable industry Dr Jitka Kochanek
Kylie Wenham Development of rapid phenotypic screening techniques for important soil-borne diseases affecting Australian peanuts A/Prof Victor Galea
Maren Westermann Effect of organic nutrients on sugarcane growth, microbial activity and greenhouse gas emissions Prof Susanne Schmidt
Nicholas Willey Rapid-generation, marker-assisted breeding Dr Mark Dieters
Belinda Worland Identification of nitrate transporters and corresponding regulatory and metabolic genes under variable conditions of nitrate supply in diverse Sorghum bicolor genotypes for improved nitrogen use Prof Ian Godwin
Jingtao Wu Fate and behaviour of nanomaterials in terrestrial ecosystems and ecosystem Dr Peter Kopittke
Lisa Xian Ecophysiology of spinifex grasses Prof Susanne Schmidt
Hua Yang Identification of candidate genes for blackleg resistance in the new Brassica juncea canola A/Prof Jacqueline Batley
Mengbai Zhang Molecular analysis of nodulation control of soybean Prof Peter Gresshoff / Dr Brett Ferguson
Yaqi Zhang Understanding phosphorus in soils: Behaviour of phosphorus fertilisers Dr Peter Kopittke
Yiping Zou Establishing the role of extra large G proteins in plant immunity Prof Jimmy Botella