Phytosphere: new facilities for controlled manipulation of effects of climate change & airborne pollutants on disease epidemiology & plant performance [ 2009 - 2009 ]

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Researchers Prof JT Lambers; Prof ID Small; Prof JM Whelan; Prof AH Millar; Prof SM Smith; A/Prof M Barbetti; Prof Z Rengel; Prof RP Oliver; Dr TD Colmer; Prof K Siddique; A/Prof GE Hardy; Dr EJ Veneklaas; Prof Dr K Sivasithamparam; Dr PM Finnegan; Dr SR Ellwood; A/P

Brief description Western Australia is home to a range of world-leading plant science research groups. Establishing a world-class multi-purpose phytosphere facility in WA will enable these groups to remain at the forefront of their research fields and continue to attract high-profile international scientists and students. Such a facility will result in significant advancement of our understanding of the impact of climate change on plants through biotic stresses (e.g., disease epidemiology, plant-pathogen interactions) and in interaction with abiotic variables (e.g., CO2 concentrations, temperature, light intensity, humidity, moisture stress, airborne pollutants such as SO2), and allow crop yield optimisation in future environments.

Funding Amount $600,000

Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

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