To understand the trade-offs and co-benefits of delivering healthier agroecosystems using bio-inspired innovations and decision making to improve crop/forage productivity and quality, reduce pest pressures and improve water/air quality via reduced nutrient losses.
The programme will focus on three main areas:
- Biointeractions: looking at gene function in insects and weeds and biointeractions during cropping transitions
- Soil environments: exploring rhizosphere processes and extending soil phenotypes
- Discovery landscapes: optimising agroecosystems across landscapes and improving health indicators and metrics in agroecosystems