This project will provide the basic science required to direct biological control efforts against tropical soda apple, a noxious weed in Australia. Particular research emphasis on native Australian Solanum from the subgenus Leptostemonum will help to inform plant species selection for biological control host testing.

This project runs in collaboration with CSIRO, and an honours student with a good undergraduate record will be entitled to apply for a top-up scholarship from CSIRO.

Supervisor: Professor Gimme Walter