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Total Synthesis of Plant Growth Promoters

Opportunities exist to take a leading role in the development of next-generation agrochemicals by synthesizing naturally occurring plant growth promoters and their analogues. more...

Supervisor(s): McErlean, Christopher (Associate Professor)

Fine mapping and cloning of seedling and adult plant resistance genes to leaf rust in barley

Leaf rust caused by Puccinia hordei is one of the most damaging foliar pathogens of barley worldwide. To date the use of genetic resistance has been the most economically and enviro more...

Supervisor(s): Dracatos, Peter (Dr), Park, Robert (Professor), Singh, Davinder (Dr)

Phylogenetics of rust pathogens

There are about 7,000 rust species, some of which are among the most damaging of all plant pathogens. Using genome sequencing and transcriptome analysis, this project will contribut more...

Supervisor(s): Park, Robert (Professor)

Ecologically relevant heuristics and problem-solving by mammals

Foraging involves decision-making and problem-solving, and this is especially relevant in novel landscapes such as cities exploited by native species or natural landscapes invaded b more...

Supervisor(s): McArthur, Clare (Associate Professor)

Genomics of rust pathogens

The cereal rust pathogens are among the most damaging of all plant pathogens. Using genome sequencing and transcriptome analysis, this project will examine how rust pathogens establ more...

Supervisor(s): Park, Robert (Professor)

Remote monitoring solutions for beef cattle welfare and productivity

The focus of this PhD will be to develop and evaluate innovative methods to capture, analyse and optimise data derived from a range of technologies and sensors to optimise beef catt more...

Supervisor(s): Clark, Cameron Edward Fisher (Associate Professor), Garcia, Sergio (Yani) (Professor)

Can encrusting seaweeds defend themselves? A new direction in marine ecology

Many plants in the terrestrial biomes can turn defences against herbivory on and off in response to specific cues from consumers or nearby herbivory events. This can modify the beha more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Ross (Professor)

Do hydrological models cope with complex Australian catchments?

Climate change and rapid land use change has forced a rethink on hydrological models. Non-stationarity (where trends in time-series are non-linear or non-uniform) is now the norm, a more...

Supervisor(s): Vervoort, Willem (Associate Professor), Bishop, Thomas (Associate Professor), Van Ogtrop, Floris (Dr)

Mining for novel resistance to leaf rust in Eastern European barley germplasm

Leaf rust caused by Puccinia hordei is one of the most damaging foliar pathogens of barley worldwide. To date the use of genetic resistance has been the most economically and enviro more...

Supervisor(s): Dracatos, Peter (Dr), Park, Robert (Professor), Singh, Davinder (Dr)

Preclinical Research in Medicinal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Therapeutics

Preclinical Research in Medicinal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Therapeutics. more...

Supervisor(s): Arnold, Jonathon (Associate Professor)