Our research program has attracted over 11 million dollars in research funding since 1999, and has been supported by:
Our international collaborative partners include:
Our research has been featured prolifically in the popular media, from leading newspapers and magazines (including The Globe and Mail, the Süddeutsche Zeitung and The Christian Science Monitor) to television and radio broadcasts (including CBC, Radio Canada, CTV, Global TV, Fairchild Television, and the Weather Channel) and extensive internet coverage.
Our work on rice and food security was featured in a cover article in Canada’s largest national newspaper, The Globe and Mail (https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/solving-hunger-with-super-rice/article4293417/), another cover in the highly acclaimed Toronto Life Magazine, and at the 2010 G20 Conference in Toronto, where it was hailed as among the city’s greatest “life-changing and life-saving discoveries”. Also, see a 2015 article on rice in Canada’s Zoomer Magazine.
A 2016 study in the journal New Phytologist, on the role of rice root exudates in soil microbial activity and nitrogen chemistry, was covered in > 300 international news outlets, including by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS; see: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-07/uot-rct072916.php), the Global Plant Council, the New Phytologist Trust, Science Daily, Science Newsline, The Times of India (the world’s largest English-language daily), The Economic Times (the world’s largest business newspaper after the Wall Street Journal), Google News, Yahoo! News, numerous government and industry outlets, and venues as exotic as The Oman Observer, The Syria Times, and The Zimbabwe Star.
Recent studies from our lab at the University of Melbourne, including a 2017 article in Nature Plants and a 2018 article in the Journal of Experimental Botany, designated as ‘paradigm-shifting’ by journal editors, have been featured in The University of Melbourne’s Pursuit magazine and in numerous internet venues (https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/individuals/professor-herbert-kronzucker; https://phys.org/news/2017-06-conversation-soil.html; https://www.futurity.org/salt-soils-crops-1816932-2/).