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Coorong water quality

Coorong National Park - water research

Honours project: Examining Coorong wave activities and study how it affects sediment resuspension and nutrient concentrations.

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CRISPR genome wide screens & viral replication

Honours project: Use CRISPR/Cas9 genome wide screens to identify viral host dependency factors and novel innate immune genes that control viral replication.

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Genomic analysis of fungal cell wall synthesis

science academy

Honours project: Examine which sugars are made by different fungal species as cell wall components through genomic analysis.

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Improving drought and salt tolerance of wheat

Wheat

Honours project: Examine wheat water use efficiency under saline conditions.

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Use of drones to assess the performance of wheat in sodic soils

drone over crops

Honours project: Investigate wheat growth and yield in high-sodium soils using drone-mounted imaging techniques

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Chironomids in extreme environments

non biting midge

Honours project: Non-biting midges (Chironomidae) are very similar to mosquitoes, and are masters at survival.

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Investigate population-level epigenetic differences of tiger snakes

Tiger snake zoo

Honours project: This bioinformatics project investigates the population-level epigenetic differences of tiger snakes involved in adaptation to island environments.

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Do plants need to sleep?

Plant science laboratory work

Honours project: There's evidence in some plants that lack of a dark period can inhibit growth - so do plants need sleep?

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Restoration ecology: Smart cities

Adelaide street trees

Honours project: How can we optimise the management of Adelaide’s street trees?

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Hill-Robertson interference, the Red Queen and the evolution of sex

Study the evolution of sex

Honours project: This evolutionary genetics honours project explores the Hill-Robertson interference, the Red Queen and the evolution of sex.

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