Revisiting Mendel's peas in the age of genomics
Research team leader: Professor Wallace Cowling
I hold a research academic appointment in The UWA Institute of Agriculture, and lead a team breeding canola in a company-funded research project based at UWA. The goal of my research is to develop and apply new technology that improves the speed, profitability and long-term sustainability of plant breeding.
Similar projects you may be interested in
Subterranean clover genomic resources: Building a comprehensive platform for molecular breeding
This UWA research project seeks to develop a comprehensive pre-breeding research and development plan for annual legumes to improve the profitability and sustainability of red meat production in Australia.
Omics analyses of yield and yield components for improved wheat production
This UWA research project is investigating how to improve wheat production using genetics and omics tools, with a focus on dryland environments.
Revisiting Mendels peas in the age of genomics
This UWA research project will generate a gene pool for field peas, as a model for efficient genomic selection in crop plants.
Characterisation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, herbicides and novel fertiliser interactions for sustainable agriculture
This UWA research project investigates how soil microbes contribute to nutrient cycling and the efficiency of fertiliser use.
Nutrient re-distribution and availability in ameliorated and cultivated soils in the Western Region
A collaborative research project to optimise fertiliser use on crops grown on soils that have been ameliorated with deep ripping or inversion tillage.
Productivity and efficiency analysis
This UWA research project investigates relative performance and productivity change in the agricultural, manufacturing and service industries.
Restoration of degraded pasture exposed to localised salinity and erosion
This research project will investigate implementing novel regenerative agriculture practices during the restoration of degraded pasture exposed to localised salinity and erosion.
Mechanisms of microbial release of nitrogen and phosphorus for nutrient recovery from waste resources
This research project will investigate soil microbial mechanisms of nitrogen and phosphorus release from organic soil amendments and fertilisers.
Role of soil microorganisms
This research project will investigate the roles of soil organisms in nutrient cycling in horticultural and agricultural production systems.
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Science is uncovering exactly how it has the power to change our world for the better
PhD opportunities in Science
You can research your PhD at UWA and join leading academics and researchers on innovative projects answering the world’s big questions through our PhD opportunities in Science.
UWA School of Agriculture and Environment
The UWA School of Agriculture and Environment uses Western Australia’s rich biodiversity to better understand the world’s natural resources.
Feeding the world
Our agricultural research is helping make chronic hunger and malnutrition a thing of the past.