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Management practices to enable early wet season forage production in lowland rice production systems of The Lao PDR

Joshua Philp and Matthew Denton

Honours project: Explore management options to improve early wet season crop production in Lao PDR, southeast Asia

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Effect of micronutrients on the growth of wheat in sodic soils

Plant accelerator

Honours project: Examine how micronutrient interactions alter the growth and ion concentrations of wheat in sodic soils

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Exploring the function of MADS-box genes in barley inflorescence development

barley

Honours project: Learn about functional gene research combined with molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and developmental biology

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Retinal energy metabolism and links to eye disease

Honours project: Investigate retinal metabolism associated with eye disease.

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Improving wheat yields in dispersive soils

Wheat

Honours project: Examine how wheat yield can be improved by increasing tolerance to different soil constraints

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Identifying novel tolerance to subsoil constraints in a FIGS wheat set

Wheat

Honours project: Identify wheat lines from around the world that are tolerant to subsoil challenges such as high salinity and soil pH

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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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How do the public perceive climate change?

Climate change newspaper article

Honours project: Monitoring the impact of media reporting on the public attitude to climate change

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How can teachers teach science better?

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Honours projects: Australia is slipping behind the rest of the world in science and mathematical achievement; how could we improve STEM education?

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Epigenetic regulation in placenta development

Honours in Molecular and biomedical science

Honours project: Learn more about epigenetics in placenta development using molecular techniques

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition