SUMMER SCHOLARSHIPS: Thermal tolerance and response to climate change in plants from extreme environments

This project will explore the microenvironmental conditions that alpine species are exposed to and how these species cope with extreme conditions in situ in the Snowy Mountains and in the lab. Students will be involved in the deployment of sensors in the field and they will learn different methods to measure thermal tolerance in plants and other soil, air and plant parameters. This project involves many field trips to Kosciuszko National Park for deployment of instruments and measurements as part of a team of enthusiastic researchers.