Epigenetic changes in Plant Acclimation.
Prof T Lawson, Dr R Zabet
25 January 2019
Scientific background. Plants, including all our crop plants, live in a dynamic environment with external conditions varying over the day and season and these signals influence how a plant grows and how productive it is.
Predicting Tuber Dry Matter concentration in potato
Dr D Firman, Dr M Stalham, Prof H Griffiths
1 March 2019
Project Outline. The dry matter concentration of potato tubers is an important quality attribute, particularly for the production of crisps and french fries but also for fresh produce.
Why does C4 photosynthesis rarely evolve in trees?
Dr M Lundgren
27 January 2019
C4 photosynthesis is an ultra-efficient mode plant physiology that is used by our most productive food and bioenergy crops, including maize, sugarcane, and miscanthus.
Developing novel geophysical tools to investigate urban tree-water processes
Dr R Stirling
31 January 2019
This project is part of the ONE Planet DTP. Find out more here. https://research.ncl.ac.uk/one-planet/. This PhD aims to improve our understanding of how street trees influence soil-water capacity in the built environment through the use of geophysical tomography.
Engineering The Rice Leaf for Improved Photosynthesis
Prof A Fleming
Applications accepted all year round
Improving photosynthetic efficiency has been identified as one of the few remaining traits for exploitation if we are to achieve the significant increases in crop yield required to feed the projected 9 billion world population by 2050.