ERC Research


Leaf thermal tolerances and thermoregulation

Experiments that evaluate leaf thermoregulation and photosynthetic capabilities, and assess nutrient allocation and water use strategies in-situ, of tropical plan species across controlled thermal regimes.

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Researches the effects of bee stressors, such as disease and pesticides, on their behaviour. Past work has examined the how a gut pathogen affects foraging behaviour of the honey bee (Apis mellifera) and a native stingless bee.

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Oil Palm Plot

The oil palm plot is a resource for research into this crop of critical importance for global food production, the economies of tropical countries, profitability of corporations and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers.

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Sugarcane Pot trial

The sugarcane pot trial is part of the project ‘Sequestering carbon and improving sugarcane productivity by enhanced weathering of basalt’. Arresting the build-up of atmospheric carbon dioxide is one of humanity’s biggest challenges.

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Sorgum Plants

The project "Environmentally Responsive Biocomposite Fertilisers" is part of the Innovation Partnerships funded by the Advance Queensland initiative. This project is a collaboration between The University of Queensland, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Manildra Group and JCU.

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