Dr Rhiannon Schilling

Rhiannon Schilling
Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

Rhiannon is an agricultural scientist. She has expertise in plant physiology, soil science and molecular biology. Her current research focus is to develop crop varieties with improved tolerance to subsoil constraints. She is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on a GRDC-funded project (UA00159, Years 2015-2020) "Improving wheat yields on sodic, magnesic and dispersive soils".

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Dr Rhiannon Schilling

Rhiannon is an agricultural scientist. She has expertise in plant physiology, soil science and molecular biology. Her current research focus is to develop crop varieties with improved tolerance to subsoil constraints. She is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on a GRDC-funded project (UA00159, Years 2015-2020) "Improving wheat yields on sodic, magnesic and dispersive soils".

Subsoil constraints prevent current elite bread wheat varieties from achieving their yield potential. Dispersive soils (also referred to as sodic soils) reduce wheat yields on 68 % of cropping land in Australia. These soils comprise multiple subsoil constraints including high soil pH, salinity, high boron, high aluminium, waterlogging and high soil strength. Our current GRDC-funded project is aiming to improve the yield of wheat in dispersive soils by pyramiding tolerance to these multiple soil constraints into elite wheat varieties.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2016 Postdoctoral Fellow The University of Adelaide
2014 - 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow The University of Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2015 Award The Plant Nutrition Trust Travel Award The Plant Nutrition Trust
2014 Award Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence University of Adelaide
2012 Award The Royal Society of South Australia Postgraduate Student Prize (2nd) Royal Society of South Australia
2012 Award The Max Tate Prize University of Adelaide
2012 Award The K.P. Barley Prize University of Adelaide
2012 Award The AgPOGS Prize University of Adelaide
2011 - 2014 Scholarship GRDC Grains Industry Research Scholarship Grains Research & Development Corporation
2011 - 2014 Scholarship Australian Postgraduate Award Australian Government
2010 Scholarship Honours Scholarship Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics
2010 Award The E.J. and E.I. Graham Prize in Plant Nutrition University of Adelaide
2009 Award The Mark Paul Bowker Memorial Prize University of Adelaide
2009 Scholarship Summer Scholarship Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2011 - 2014 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy, PhD
2010 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Plant Science, First Class
2007 - 2009 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science)

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Tilbrook, J., Schilling, R. K., Berger, B., Garcia, A. F., Trittermann, C., Coventry, S. ... Roy, S. J. (2017). Variation in shoot tolerance mechanisms not related to ion toxicity in barley. Functional Plant Biology, -.
10.1071/FP17049
2017 Schilling, R., Tester, M., Marschner, P., Plett, D. & Roy, S. (2017). AVP1: One Protein, Many Roles. Trends in Plant Science, 22, 2, 154-162.
10.1016/j.tplants.2016.11.012
2017 Heuer, S., Gaxiola, R., Schilling, R., Herrera-Estrella, L., López-Arredondo, D., Wissuwa, M. ... Rouached, H. (2017). Improving phosphorus use efficiency: A complex trait with emerging opportunities. Plant Journal, 90, 5, 868-885.
10.1111/tpj.13423
2014 Schilling, R., Marschner, P., Shavrukov, Y., Berger, B., Tester, M., Roy, S. & Plett, D. (2014). Expression of the Arabidopsis vacuolar H⁺-pyrophosphatase gene (AVP1) improves the shoot biomass of transgenic barley and increases grain yield in a saline field. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 12, 3, 378-386.
10.1111/pbi.12145

South Australian Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT) (2017-2018) "Use of drones to non-destructively assess wheat varieties"

Rhiannon supervises PhD students in the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine within the research areas of agricultural science and plant science. Opportunities for Honours, Masters and PhD positions are available - contact Rhiannon for more information.

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2014 - ongoing Member South Australian Barley Advisory Committee (SABAC)
Position
Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone
83137398
Campus
Waite
Building
Waite Building
Room Number
GE 04
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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