Mr Stiaan Odendaal
Plant and Soil Sciences
A small town boy who decided to study BSc Ecology in the University of Pretoria. I finished my degree in the year 2021 and then realized that my love for plants is greater than animals and therefore had decided to do my honours studies in Plant Sciences. My main project is focused on the later developmental effects on sunflower floral traits, due to early heat exposure. This study is focused more on the biological sciences perspective of sunflowers, whereas I will be looking at plant growth and behaviour /reaction towards certain treatments. This study is aimed at providing a more suitable cultivar for harsher environments or finding a possible solution towards harsher environments(heat stressed environments).
I am planning to further my studies on sunflowers by doing my masters degree in the same field, depending on the results that we gain from my honours project.