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PhD in Advanced Livestock Systems

This project will enable a step-change in livestock productivity and welfare both in Australia and internationally through novel, collaborative and interdisciplinary research. more...

Supervisor(s): Clark, Cameron Edward Fisher (Associate Professor)

The influence of seminal plasma on sperm function and fertility

An opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar in the area of reproductive biology. The project will investigate the factors in seminal plasma that influence male fertil more...

Supervisor(s): De Graaf, Simon (Associate Professor)

Remote monitoring solutions for beef cattle welfare and productivity

The focus of this PhD will be to develop and evaluate innovative methods to capture, analyse and optimise data derived from a range of technologies and sensors to optimise beef catt more...

Supervisor(s): Clark, Cameron Edward Fisher (Associate Professor), Garcia, Sergio (Yani) (Professor)

Feeding culling vegetables to ruminants

Sustainable agricultural production is essential as demand for food increases and environmental concerns heighten. Redirecting waste into alternate sectors of production increases s more...

Supervisor(s): Chaves, Alex (Dr)

Advanced sensor and data analytics in pasture-based dairy systems

The focus of this PhD will be to develop and evaluate innovative methods to capture, analyse and optimise data derived from a range of technologies and sensors to optimise individua more...

Supervisor(s): Garcia, Sergio (Yani) (Professor), Clark, Cameron Edward Fisher (Associate Professor)

Development of dehydrated silage for export and domestic forage markets

The shortage of land for forage production for ruminants in many countries (e.g., Japan, Korea and China) makes the unit cost of most forages greater than that of grains. As a resul more...

Supervisor(s): Chaves, Alex (Dr)

Immune fitness as a measure of animal welfare

The Immune fitness as a measure of animal welfare study will examine several aspects in the identification of immune measures relevant to production outcome. This presents oppo more...

Supervisor(s): Purdie, Auriol (Dr)

Pathogen-host interactions and resilience on-farm.

This project forms part of an integrated new program on resilience to endemic disease. The project aims to (i) investigate host-pathogen interactions and pathogen evolution for an i more...

Supervisor(s): Plain, Karren (Dr)