Plant Energy Biology

Professor Jim Whelan heads a team of professional scientists and students who are at the cutting edge of research within La Trobe University‘s highly regarded Research Focus Area - Securing Food, Water and the Environment based at AgriBio.

His lab team’s extensive research in agricultural bioscience includes diverse aspects of plant energy metabolism such as the impact of energy and stresses on plant quality and yields and the effectiveness of phosphate fertilisers on specific plants and in current agricultural practices.

This research comes together within the vision of raising the efficiency and efficacy of agricultural production; safeguarding and improving environmental integrity; and enhancing the communication and application of knowledge to influence policy on natural resources.