2nd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference

Scientific advisory committee

Kadambot Siddique, University of Western Australia, Australia

Kadambot Siddique

Kadambot Siddique is currently the Hackett Professor and Director of the University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture. He has 30 years’ experience in agricultural research, teaching and management in both Australia and overseas. He has developed a national and international reputation in agricultural science especially in the fields of crop physiology, production agronomy, farming systems, genetic resources, breeding research in cereal, grain and pasture legumes and oilseed crops. Professor Siddique has published more than 300 scientific papers and book chapters. Professor Siddique’s publications are considered as key papers in the above fields and are widely cited. Professor Siddique has conducted research on adaptation of crops to water deficits and the phenological, morphological, physiological, biochemical and genetic traits that enable crops to cope with various abiotic stresses. As a result of Professor Siddique’s personal research and with others with whom he collaborates, Australia has become one of the major grain legume exporting nations in the world. His pioneering research on chickpea has contributed enormously to the Australian chickpea industry which is currently valued at more than $500 million per annum. He has also trained numerous Honours, MSc and PhD students. He is a visiting Professor in a number of overseas universities. He has developed an extensive network of scientists within Australia and has also established a diverse range of overseas collaborative research and educational projects