This project is aligned with a newly commenced ARC CoE for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture, which is led by the University of Queensland. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.
This project aims to develop an understanding of the physiology and genetics controlling transpiration efficiency in sorghum and contribute to an understanding of interactions with environmental factors. This project will utilise plant physiological experiments and mathematical modelling. The biological understanding will be captured with predictive models linking trait variations with the underpinning genetics and crop performance in production environments. The work will involve detailed physiological analysis in controlled environments and in the field, and development and use of crop growth models linked with whole genome prediction approaches. The project is expected to generate new avenues for adapting crops to changing environments and breeding.
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The University of Queensland will provide the selected PhD candidates a sum of $28,854 per annum (2022 rate), indexed annually for 3.5 years, with the possibility of 1 extension in line with UQ and RTP scholarship Policy.
You apply for this scholarship when you submit an application for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). You don't need to submit a separate scholarship application.
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