Doctor Michael Bange (CSIRO)

Dr Michael BangeDr Bange has been involved in cotton physiology research for over 20 years. His research has significantly influenced understanding of cotton physiology in the areas of: identifying differences in genotypes and relating these differences to maturity and yield; environmental and crop growth effects on fibre quality; high and low temperature effects on cotton phenology and physiology; cotton water relations in rain fed and waterlogged conditions; improved understanding of the relationships of crop level physiology in the areas of radiation use efficiency and canopy light interception dynamics; and successfully leading a number of teams that have employed physiology to develop new improved crop agronomic recommendations, development and application of cotton crop models, and cotton decision support systems.