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Drought impacts on Amazon rainforest microbes: unusual soil fungi dominate, a large biogeochemical switch and likely increased drought resistance

A new study shows that long-term drought in biodiverse Amazonian tropical rainforest can fundamentally change the soil, increasing the abundance of an unusual group of fungal species that may help the trees resist drought, and by altering the underlying biogeochemistry.

Scientists show drought-tolerant crops need skin in the game

ANU experts have found a way to precisely measure a crop’s water loss through its skin, not just the pores on their leaves.

Shining stars of science honoured with Academy awards

Three researchers from ANU who've changed the way we see the world have been recognised for their ground-breaking work with prestigious awards from The Australian Academy of Science.


PS Seminar Series: Redesigning plants to support long-term Space exploration and for on Earth sustainability

3.30pm 28 Sep 2023
Jenny Mortimer is Associate Professor of Plant Synthetic Biology at the University of Adelaide, Australia, in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine & The Waite Research Institute.