Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The growing human population, climate change, carbon trading, nutrition,human health and food security are just some of the imperatives facing modern agricultural, environmental scientists and agricultural and resource economists. The time is now for essential, innovative and vital research to address these challenges.
AREAS OF RESEARCH
The faculty offers a diverse range of research opportunities encouraging you to further your research in a specific field. Our main research areas include, but are not limited to:
- carbon sequestration
- pollution targets and control
- the affect of climate change on agriculture and natural resources
- environmental soil ecology
- natural resource management
- crop water management
- soil conservation
- grazing productivity
Agricultural and Resource Economics
- carbon water trading
- agricultural trade
- economic issues of developing countries
- agribusiness and agricultural marketing
- economics of sustainable development
- crop protection
- biological nitrogen fixation
- post harvest biology and technology
- plant breeding
- plant pathology
- limnology and water ecology
- food chemistry and biochemistry
- plant cryogenics
The faculty has significant involvement with the Grain Research and Development Corporation and several cooperative research centres, the Pulsford Laboratory and the Precision Agriculture Laboratory and membership in the Institute for Sustainable Solutions. Collaborative relationships are held with the CSIRO, National and State Departments, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
We maintain strong international linkages supported by ACIAR, AusAID, GRDC, and IDP and associations throughout South East Asia, India, Central and South America, China, the Asia Pacific region, the European Union and the USA.
We have substantial field stations in western and northern New South Wales, the Plant Breeding Institute is a world leader in biotechnology, genetics, specialist plant breeding and horticulture. Our students enjoy the benefit of a modern and vibrant department, including a specialist library, laboratories and an extensive computer network.
MODE OF DELIVERY
Comprises supervised research training for a minimum of 3 years towards the production of a thesis. Research may be done on campus or at external locations where approved local supervision is available.
It is essential to access the Research Supervisor Connectpage to view the type of research that the Faculty is currently engaged in and to find a supervisor in your field of interest.