Simulating soil waterlogging

Designing multiple pathways to resilience in soil waterlogging stress

Degree type

PhD, Masters by research

Closing date

25 September 2023



Citizenship requirement

Domestic / International


$31,500pa for 3.5 years

About the research project

Soil waterlogging has caused severe impacts in agricultural production in the high rainfall zones of Australia. Robust projections of waterlogging impacts on crop growth underpinned by process-based models are fundamental in the quest to design effective adaptations. However, most current process-based crop models cannot capture waterlogging stress and model its impact on crop growth and development. Thus, enhancing the modeling capacity to simulate waterlogging stress is essential for designing effective management practices that offer win-win in terms of productivity and environmental impacts.

Primary Supervisor

Meet Dr Ke Liu


The successful applicant will receive a scholarship which provides:

  • a living allowance stipend funded by GRDC of $31,500 per annum (2023 rate, indexed annually) for 2 years (MRes) or 3.5 years (PhD)
  • a relocation allowance of up to $2,000
  • a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to four years (domestic applicants only)

If successful, international applicants will receive a University of Tasmania Fees Offset for up to four years.

As part of the application process you may indicate if you do not wish to be considered for scholarship funding.

Other funding opportunities and fees

For further information regarding other scholarships on offer, and the various fees of undertaking a research degree, please visit our Scholarships and fees on research degrees page.


Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements.

Ensure your eligibility for the scholarship round by referring to our Key Dates.

Additional eligibility criteria specific to this project/scholarship:

  • Applicants must be able to undertake the project on-campus

Selection Criteria

The project is competitively assessed and awarded.  Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.

Application process

  1. Select your project, and check that you meet the eligibility and selection criteria, including citizenship;
  2. Contact Dr Ke Liu to discuss your suitability and the project's requirements; and
  3. In your application:
    • Copy and paste the title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
    • Submit a signed supervisory support form, a CV including contact details of 2 referees and your project research proposal.
  4. Apply prior to 25 September 2023.

Full details of the application process can be found under the 'How to apply' section of the Research Degrees website.

Following the closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email by the advertised outcome date.

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