Teaching and Development

  • GNET3001 Quantitative Genetics
  • AGRC3017 Agricultural Genetics and Biotechnology
  • AGRC3032/6631/7045 Research Methodology for the Agricultural Sciences 

Research biography

Mark Dieters completed forestry degree at the Australian National University (ANU) in 1983, and then undertook honours research program in 1984 based at the Northern Australian Research Unit of ANU investigating impacts of salinity on development of mangrove communities. He was awarded the Schlich medal in 1984 for his academic performance and honours research. After graduation he commenced work with the then Queensland Forestry Department, and worked for five years on the genetic improvement of the native Australian conifer Araucaria cunninghamii (hoop pine). From 1991 to 1994 Mark studied at the University of Florida for his PhD with Profs Tim White and Gary Hodge, investigating the genetic control of volume and fusiform rust resistance in Pinus elliottii (Slash Pine). From 1994 through to 2003 he lead the genetic improvement programs for conifers in Queensland, including Pinus sp., pine hybrids, clonal forestry with pine hybrids and hoop pine. In 2003 he received the Queensland Public Service medal in recognition of his achievements in forestry genetic improvement. Mark joined the University of Queensland in 2003. Since that time he has been involved in a range of projects and research activities related to the genetic improvement of crop and tree species. He has broad expertise in plant breeding and genetic improvement.