Dr Robyn Cave

Lecturer in Horticulture

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science
r.cave@uq.edu.au
+61 7 54601 240

Overview

Dr Robyn Cave is a horticulturalist with research experience in plant reproductive biology and the control of plant development and flowering. Robyn completed her doctorate in 2011 at UQ, where she developed a model to predict the duration of vegetative and reproductive phases of herbs in response to temperature, vernalisation and daylength. Since commencing her teaching and research position in 2014, she has worked on tree crop projects such as, pollination of macadamia, leaf nutrient sampling in macadamia, and seed germination for rootstock development of macadamia and pecan. Robyn has also worked on photosynthetic activity, grafting and the use of plant growth regulators in herbaceous crops.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • (2022) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • Australia has many unique plants that could be developed for commercial production. In this project we will investigate the propagation and growth requirements for a range of species.

  • Consumer demand for tree nuts, such as pecan and macadamia, is increasing. In this project we are investigating 1) seed germination and rootstock development, incuding the use of plant growth regulators, and 2) nut quality, including the influence of variety, fertigation, light interception, and harvest techniques on nut colour and defects.

  • Novel vegetable crops enable growers to tap into new markets. In this project we will identify potential new crops and investigate their suitability for production in Australian climates.

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Australia has many unique plants that could be developed for commercial production. In this project we will investigate the propagation and growth requirements for a range of species.

  • Consumer demand for tree nuts, such as pecan and macadamia, is increasing. In this project we are investigating 1) seed germination and rootstock development, incuding the use of plant growth regulators, and 2) nut quality, including the influence of variety, fertigation, light interception, and harvest techniques on nut colour and defects.

  • Novel vegetable crops enable growers to tap into new markets. In this project we will identify potential new crops and investigate their suitability for production in Australian climates.