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Sabine Tausz-Posch

Senior Lecturer - Agriculture
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Institute for Future Farming Systems
Rockhampton North
361 (CQIRP) - Room G.28
About Me

I am a crop scientist with a keen interest in the production of healthy food while addressing issues of sustainability and a changing climate.

My research aims at identifying traits in crops that are more resilient to environmental stresses such as drought and heat and make better use of resources including water and nutrients (e.g. nitrogen and CO2).

My research interest also includes unravelling the mechanisms underpinning grain quality, particularly nitrogen uptake and nitrogen translocation into the grain.

I apply agronomic, physiological, biochemical and molecular tools on crops grown in the field and in controlled environments.


Grain crops

Crop ecophysiology (photosynthesis, nitrogen, water)

Crop traits

Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE)

Abiotic stresses (drought, heat)

Universities Studied At

2016: Teaching Certificate, University of Melbourne, Australia

2008: PhD, University of Graz, Austria

2003: MSci, University of Graz, Austria

Universities Worked At

2019 continuing: Senior Lecturer - Agriculture, CQUniversity, Australia

2017-2018: Lecturer in Plant Responses to Environmental Change, Univeristy of Birmingham, UK

2012-2017: William Farrer Lecturer in Agronomy, University of Melbourne, Australia

2009-2012: Research Fellow in Crop Physiology, University of Melbourne, Australia

Professional Memberships

Member of the Expert Working Group "Nutrient Use Efficiency in Wheat", Wheat Initiative

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Crop and Pasture Production
  • Crop and Pasture Production
  • Crop and Pasture Production

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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