News: Honours projects - Soil science

Use of drones to assess the performance of wheat in sodic soils

drone over crops

Honours project: Investigate wheat growth and yield in high-sodium soils using drone-mounted imaging techniques

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Identifying novel tolerance to subsoil constraints in a FIGS wheat set

Wheat

Honours project: Identify wheat lines from around the world that are tolerant to subsoil challenges such as high salinity and soil pH

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Improving wheat yields in dispersive soils

Wheat

Honours project: Examine how wheat yield can be improved by increasing tolerance to different soil constraints

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Effect of micronutrients on the growth of wheat in sodic soils

Plant accelerator

Honours project: Examine how micronutrient interactions alter the growth and ion concentrations of wheat in sodic soils

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Shoots or roots - which controls plant-fungal interactions?

plant roots

Honours project: Investigate the origin of signals affecting colonisation of plant roots by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.

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Nutrient cycling and soil respiration

soil-hands

Honours project: Investigate how soil microbial activity and nutrient availability are influenced by changes in water content or exposure to high temperature.

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Restoration ecology: Plant-microbe feedbacks

Soil samples

Honours project: Do local soil microbiomes impact on Australian plant fitness?

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Restoration ecology: Smart cities

Adelaide street trees

Honours project: How can we optimise the management of Adelaide’s street trees?

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Developing usable rangeland-condition assessment tools

Field work environmental science

Honours project: Develop usable rangeland-condition assessment tools in the area of remote sensing.

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