- Unravelling the influence of environmental factors upon survival and growth of Rhizoctonia
We are seeking a highly motivated student for this exciting project to investigate the over-summer decay and growth of the fungal pathogen Rhizoctonia. The project will focus on the population dynamics of the fungal pathogen prior to establishment of a wheat crop in response to environment and cropping history. Rhizoctonia has been traditionally a problem on cereal crops in low-fertility sandy soils of southern Australia. However, with the increased adoption of conservation tillage, this disease has become much more widespread, as cultivation had previously provided some control of Rhizoctonia by breaking up the network of hyphae in the soil. Studies will involve use of cutting-edge technologies, including molecular probes, to define the role of cropping history and environment upon survival and growth of Rhizoctonia to better inform farmers' crop management decisions.
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will increase the PhD scholarship by way of a Grains Industry Research Scholarship (GRS) top-up scholarshp. The GRDC will require that a person who applies for it also applies for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarship such that the GRDC will provide a top-up to a scholarship total of $35,000 a year tax-free, plus additional support for operating at $10,000 a year. The GRDC will consider extending the duration of the scholarship from three to three and a half years with an option for a further six-month extension.
This scholarship not only provides opportunities to undertake an exciting project, but also offers opportunities to engage with farmers in Western Australia and to connect and interact nationally with the Australian Soilborne Diseases Researchers Network and attend their symposium to be held in in Perth September 2012.
- Payment type
- Top Up Scholarship
- Please see conditions
- Value unit
- Per annum
- Basis of award
- Academic Achievement
- Applicants must have or are applying for an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship or equivalent. See Conditions
- Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident
- Study area
- Plant Biology, Agricultural Science, Botany, Natural Resource Management, Plant Science
- Commencement date
- Applications open
- Applications close
- Tenable At
- Western Australian University
- Currently available
- Application status
Ph D Position More Roses For Less: Balancing Between Crop Growth, Fungal Diseases And Energy Use In Greenhouses, Wageningen University and Research Center, Netherlands, 10 days ago
We are looking for We are looking for an enthusiastic PhD candidate who wants to quantify the relationship between plant growth, fungal disease development and climate by applying a combination of...
Australian Rotary Health Ph D Scholarships, Griffith University, Australia, 1 day ago
About Australian Rotary Health Australian Rotary Health is a multi-district project for Rotary in Australia, with over 1,150 Rotary Clubs and 38,000 Rotarians supporting it. Australian Rotary Heal...
Ph D Studentship Micro Bioengineering Of The Soil System For Improved Function, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, 16 days ago
ReferenceSCI1456Closing DateFriday, 8th May 2015DepartmentBiosciences Supervisor Karl Ritz Secondary supervisor Sacha Mooney Subject Area Soil science / soil biophysics Resear...
Ph D Studentship Soil Biodiversity And Resilience In Arable Cropping Systems, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, 23 days ago
ReferenceSCI1453Closing DateThursday, 30th April 2015DepartmentBiosciences Supervisor: Karl Ritz, Secondary supervisor: Debbie Sparkes Subject Area Soil science / soil biology Research title...
Ph D Position Focused On Comparative Transcriptomics Of The Interaction Between Zymoseptoria Tritici And Wheat, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland, 5 days ago
The Plant Pathology Group at the ETH Zurich major areas of research are population genetics and genomics, evolutionary biology, evolutionary ecology, experimental evolution, phylogeography and mol...
Hedi Szasz Scholarship, University of Western Australia, Australia, 4 days ago
About this scholarship Hedi Szasz Scholarship The Hedi Szasz Scholarship Fund provides up to 2 scholarships each year to encourage and assist full-time students to complete a single degree course ...