Supervisors: Dr Jeff McCormick and Dr Jason Condon Charles Sturt University; Dr Rebecca Haling (CSIRO); Dr Stephanie Watts-Fawkes NSW Department of Primary Industries
Thesis title: Root morphological responses of crop species to phosphorus fertiliser management
Funding body: Graham Centre, GRDC and CSIRO
I graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours (first class). My honours project investigated the competitive interactions between subterranean clover and serradella plants in response to phosphorus fertiliser management. I spent some time as a technical office at CSIRO Black Mountain before starting my PhD in February 2021.
Doctor of philosophy in Agriculture and Wine Sciences with Charles Sturt (based at CSIRO Black Mountain) in affiliation with the GRDC project “Maximising the uptake of phosphorus by crops to optimise profit in central and southern NSW, Victoria and South Australia”.
Plant phenology, root morphology and fertiliser management
Spending the early morning with my pets before driving into the office where I am currently processing my many (many, many, many) samples.
I am currently processing samples from my pot experiments and first year field trials.
The opportunity to develop new skills and see the scientific process through all stages.
Dabble in art (drawing and painting mainly), visit friends and family, and spend time with my dogs.
Country music, show tunes or a good podcast.