ASPS supports excellence in Australian plant-science research, with members that publish high impact research in a diverse range of subjects. These research topics are broadly characterised as:
Ecophysiology and Ecology
Ecophysiology is where plant physiology meets ecology: using an understanding of the underlying organismal physiology to address ecological questions such as where different plant species grow and how successful they are.
Genetics & Molecular Biology
Genetics and molecular biology unravel the specific functions and the interplay of genes and proteins, thus providing fundamental understanding of the complex processes shaping a plant.
The complex physiological and molecular functioning of the plant cell is studied using modern molecular and microscopy techniques that reveal the complexity of the cellular activity.
Studying the interactions between plants and microbes helps to determine the symbiotic relationships required for plant health.
The complex stepwise events that lead plants to progress from embryo to mature plant can be studied with the modern tools of molecular genetics.
The interaction between the different cell types of the plant are controlled through complex physical, chemical and environmental signals.
Please select a research category for more information on ASPS member involvement.