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Michael Tausz

Professor - Head of Department of Agriculture, Science and the Environment
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Institute for Future Farming Systems
(07) 4930 9506
Rockhampton North
361 - 1-20
CQIRP building
About Me

A trained plant scientist, I am passionate and curious about many aspects of the living environment, in particular how we can protect natural ecosystems and their functions whilst at the same time producing the food and natural products needed by an ever-growing human population.

I joined CQU in 2019 coming from a position as Chair in Forest Ecosystem Science and Director of the Birmingham Institute of Forest Science at the University of Birmingham, UK. Before moving to the UK in 2017, I spent many years with the University of Melbourne, Australia, where I served in academic administration roles such as Head of School, Head of Campus or Associate Dean for Research Training. From 2009 to 2017, I was also the University of Melbourne’s academic lead in the Australian Grains Free Air CO2 Enrichment research programme, a joint venture with the Victorian State Government.

Universities Studied At

University of Technology (Technische Universität) Graz, Austria

University of Graz (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz), Austria

Universities Worked At

University of Graz (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz), Austria

University of Melbourne, Australia

University of Birmingham, UK

CQUniversity Australia

visiting positions:

University of Groningen, The Netherlands

USDA Forest Service, Riverside, CA, USA

University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Crop and Pasture Production
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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