Dr Jaquie Mitchell

Research Fellow

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science
jaquie.mitchell@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 51494

Overview

Dr Jaquie Mitchell has a major research focus on abiotic stress tolerance in crop physiology and agronomy. She has been working at the University of Queensland in the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences since 1990. As a research fellow Jaquie is currently working on a two RIRDC funded rice projects, one to identify physiological mechanisms/QTLs contributing to cold tolerance and the other to improve understanding of environmental effects (drought, salinity, nutrition and temperature) on production of volatile compounds in aromatic rice for the Australian production environment. Jaquie has also been involved in rice and cropping systems (non-rice crops) research in the Mekong region (Laos, Cambodia and Thailand) for over 20 years largely through ACIAR and Generation Challenge Program funding. Jaquie provides specialist guidance and assistance to undergraduate and postgraduate research students within crop physiology and agronomy. She has extensive experience conducting research projects focused on abiotic stress in various crop species.

Research Interests

  • Cropping intensification in SE Asia
    Our current ACIAR project in SE Asia (2014-18) is focused on mechanization and value adding for diversification of lowland cropping systems in Lao PDR and Cambodia.
  • Cold tolerance in rice
    A RIRDC funded rice project 'Cold tolerant traits and QTLs for improved efficiency of rice breeding program' has commenced in late 2012 where we examine low temperature tolerance in rice, mostly targeting the NSW rice industry. The major objective of the project is to improve understanding of cold tolerance in terms of underlying physiological mechanisms and the molecular basis (genomics) of traits involved in the maintenance of cold tolerance.
  • Developing superior aromatic germplasm for Australia
    A RIRDC funded rice project to progress current knowledge of aroma in rice beyond the current plateau, and to ensure that the Australian rice industry obtains a competitive advantage in breeding for high quality and high-yielding aromatic germplasm. Specifically to determine the effect of drought, salinity, nutrition and climatic (tropical vs temperate) conditions on the production of volatile compounds.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Masters of Agricultural Science, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Sience, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Fukai, Shu and Mitchell, Jaquie (2014). Intensification and diversification leading to increased productivity and profitability of rice-based lowland cropping systems in Lao PDR and Cambodia. In: Lisa Robins, A policy dialogue on rice futures: rice-based farming systems research in the Mekong region. A policy dialogue on rice futures: rice-based farming systems research in the Mekong region, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, (57-64). 7–9 May 2014.

  • Sourideth, Vilayphone, Mitchell, Jaquie and Fukai, Shu (2012). Rice and sweet corn response to high levels of water supply. In: I. Yunusa, Proceedings of 16th Australian Agronomy Conference 2012. Capturing Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles in Australian Agronomy, Armidale, NSW, Australia, (). 14-18 October 2012.

  • Smith, John, Fukai, Shu and Mitchell, Jaquie (2012). Rice grain yield - a comparison between direct seeding and transplanting in Lao PDR. In: I. Yunusa, Proceedings of 16th Australian Agronomy Conference 2012. Capturing Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles in Australian Agronomy, Armidale, NSW, Australia, (). 14-18 October 2012.

  • Mitchell, Jaquie, Owusu, Michael and Fukai, Shu (2012). Root development of rice under flooded and aerobic conditions. In: I. Yunusa, Proceedings of 16th Australian Agronomy Conference 2012. Capturing Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles in Australian Agronomy, Armidale, NSW, Australia, (). 14-18 October 2012.

  • Hunter, Mal, Mitchell, Jaquie and Dieters, Mark (2012). Semi-automated, non-weighing, pot-in-bucket (PIB), water management in pot plant culture. In: I. Yunusa, Capturing Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles in Australian Agronomy: Proceedings of 16th Agronomy Conference 2012. 16th Australian Agronomy Conference, Armidale, NSW, Australia, (). 14-18 October 2012.

  • Eastick, Rowena, Seng, Vang, Ouk, Makara, Chea, Sareth, Som, Bunna, Chea, Vuthea, Mitchell, Jaquie and Fukai, Shu (2010). Development of sustainable legume production in rice-based farming systems in Cambodia. In: H. Dove and R. A. Culvenor, Food security from sustainable agriculture: Proceedings of 15th Agronomy Conference 2010. 15th Australian Agronomy Conference, Lincoln, New Zealand, (). 15-18 November 2010.

  • Mitchell, Jaquie, Chapman, Scott, Rebetzke, Greg and Fukai, Shu (2010). Increased stability of kernel weight under drought through selection of a reduced-tillering gene in wheat. In: H. Dove and R. A. Culvenor, Proceedings of 15th Agronomy Conference 2010: Food security from sustainable agriculture. 15th Australian Agronomy Conference, Lincoln, New Zealand, (). 15-18 November 2010.

  • Cheth, Kimngoy, Mitchell, Jaquie, Eastick, Rowena, Vang, Seng, Makara, Ouk and Fukai, Shu (2010). The effect of soil amendments and soil structure on minimizing constraints of lowland soils on growth of mungbean and peanut under glasshouse condition. In: H. Dove and R. A. Culvenor, Food security from sustainable agriculture: Proceedings of 15th Agronomy Conference 2010. 15th Australian Agronomy Conference, Lincoln, New Zealand, (). 15-18 November 2010.

  • Mitchell, J. H., Chapman, S., Rebetzke, G. J., Fukai, S. and Shorter, R. (2008). Evaluation of reduced tillering wheat lines for dry environments. In: 5th International Crop Science Congress - Crop Science 2008: Recognizing Past Achievements, Meeting Future Needs!. 5th International Crop Science Congress (ICSC): Crop Science 2008, Jeju, Korea, (). 13–18 April 2008.

  • Mitchell, JH, Chapman, Scott, Rebetzke, Greg and Fukai, Shu (2008). Increasing grain size and reducing screenings in wheat using a tiller inhibition gene - investigating grain morphology by image analysis. In: Unkovich, M., Global Issues, Paddock Action: Proceedings of the 14th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference. 14th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, (). 21-25 September 2008.

  • Mitchell, J H, Chapman, S. C., Rebetzke, J. and Fukai, S (2006). Reduced-tillering wheat lines maintain kernel weight in dry environments. In: N. Turner and T. Acuna and Roger Johnson, 13th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference - Ground- breaking Stuff. Ground-breaking Stuff, Perth, Western Australia, (1-7). 10-14 September 2006.

  • Chapman, S., Fukai, S., Mitchel, J.H. and Rebetzke, G. (2005). Does reduced-tillering improve kernel size stability in wheat?. In: Proceedings of Interdrought-II. The 2nd International Conference on Integreated approaches to Sustain and Improve Plant Production under Drought Stress, Rome, Italy, (). 24-28 September, 2005.

  • Mitchell, J., Fukai, S. and Basnayake, J. W. M. (2004). Grain yield of direct seeded and transplanted rice in rainfed lowlands of South East Asia. In: T. Fischer, New Directions for a Diverse Planet: Proceedings for the 4th International Crop Science Congress. 4th International Crop Science Congress, Brisbane, Convention Centre, (1-6). 26 September - 1 October 2004.

  • Immark, S., Mitchell, J.H., Jongdee, B., Boonwite, C., Somrith, B., Polvatana, A. and Fukai, S. (1997). Determination of phenology development in rainfed lowland rice in Thailand and Lao PDR. In: Breeding Strategies for Rainfed Lowland Rice in Drought-Prone Environments. International Workshop on Breeding Strategies for Rainfed Lowland Rice in Drought-Prone Environments, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, (89-96). 5-8 November 1996.

  • Jongdee, S., Mitchell, J.H. and Fukai, S. (1997). Modelling approach for estimation of rice yield reduction due to drought in Thailand. In: Breeding Strategies for Rainfed Lowland Rice in Drought-Prone Environments. International Workshop on Breeding Strategies for Rainfed Lowland Rice in Drought-Prone Environments, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, (65-73). 5-8 November 1996.

  • Rajatasereekul, S., Sriwisut, S., Porn-uraisanit, P., Ruangsook, S., Mitchell, J.H. and Fukai, S. (1997). Phenology requirement for rainfed lowland rice in Thailand and Lao PDR. In: Breeding Strategies for Rainfed Lowland Rice in Drought-Prone Environments. International Workshop on Breeding Strategies for Rainfed Lowland Rice in Drought-Prone Environments, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, (97-103). 5-8 November 1996.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision