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Inluence of plant odours on foraging and behavioural ecology of mammalian herbivores

Odour ecology is an emerging new field when applied to foraging mammalian herbivores. Using free-ranging swamp wallabies in their natural habitat near Sydney, you will explore how more...

Supervisor(s): McArthur, Clare (Associate Professor), Possell, Malcolm (Dr)

Understanding how leaves develop

Plants utilize "boundaries" of genes expression to help decide where to position and how to shape leaves. This project will investigate how these boundaries control plant developmen more...

Supervisor(s): Heisler, Marcus (Associate Professor)

Digital Agriculture and Irrigation data science

A research opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar in the area of cotton research and development. Through the Cotton Research and Development Corporation, the more...

Supervisor(s): Roth, Guy (Associate Professor)

Rhizobia stability and performance in Kabuli Chickpea

Through the Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) ‘Developing sustainable cropping systems for cotton, grains and fodder’ the University of Sydney will fund two Ph more...

Supervisor(s): Kaiser, Brent (Professor)

Understanding how cell polarity is patterned in plants

The symmetrical arrangements of leaves and flowers have long fascinated artists and mathematicians alike for hundreds of years. Using live-imaging, molecular biology and genetics, t more...

Supervisor(s): Heisler, Marcus (Associate Professor)

Improved Heat Tolerance in Chickpea

Through the Cooperative Research Centre Project (CRC-P) ‘Developing sustainable cropping systems for cotton, grains and fodder’ the University of Sydney will fund two Ph more...

Supervisor(s): Kaiser, Brent (Professor)

Detection and management of African Lovegrass and other perennial grass weeds in the Monaro

Perennial grass weeds are major issue across most pastoral systems. In the Monaro (and across large swathes of grazing systems), African lovegrass is a weed that has had, and contin more...

Supervisor(s): Ingram, Lachlan (Dr)

Microbial nitrogen cycling and mushroom production

Mushrooms are an important food source in the Australian diet, supplying protein, vitamins and micronutrients. Growing nutrient-rich mushrooms requires a specialized compost, which more...

Supervisor(s): Kertesz, Michael (Associate Professor)

Tracking antibiotic resistance genes and mobile genetic elements in the environment

Antibiotic resistance is a massive problem for medicine, and thus much effort is being put into understanding the genetic basis of how bacteria evolve so quickly to become resistant more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Nicholas (Associate Professor)

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling of gas-liquid two phase flow in bubble columns, photo-reactors and membrane bioreactors

The project aims to extend existing modelling techniques that have been applied to bubble column bioreactors used for fermentation processes to the study of photo-bioreactors used i more...

Supervisor(s): Fletcher, David (Professor), Kavanagh, John (Dr)