Available Research Projects 

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Parkinsonia - contributing to the management of rangeland weeds using chemical ecology. 

Chief Investigator: 

Professor Gimme Walter

Project available until - December 2020

DESCRIPTION 

 

This project will investigate the pheromone chemistry of two closely related biological control agents for the weed parkinsonia. The aim of this project will be implementing this knowledge to help assess agent establishment, spread and persistence in the field. Scope exists for expanding this technique to other Australian biological control systems.

 

The successful applicant will enrol through the School of Biological Sciences, and is supported by CSIRO with funding from Meat and Livestock Australia.

PREFERRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

BSc with Honours, MSc or equivalent; Background in chemistry, evolution and/or ecology, with strong quantitative skills.

Population genetics of an Australian biocontrol system - Parkinsonia 

Chief Investigator: 

Professor Gimme Walter 

Project available until - December 2020 

DESCRIPTION

 

This project will investigate the population genetics of two closely related biological control agents for the weed parkinsonia.

 

The successful applicant will enrol through the School of Biological Sciences, and is supported by CSIRO with funding from Meat and Livestock Australia. 

PREFERRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

BSc with Honours, MSc or equivalent; Background in genetics, evolution and/or ecology, with strong quantitative skills.

*Interested in one of the listed projects? For expressions of interest please contact g.walter@uq.edu.au with your current CV and an outline of how your research interests align with the chosen project.