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Grape marc meal effect on digestive tract health of greenlip abalone

Haliotis laegivata - Green lipped abalone, Peter Southwood [CC BY-SA 3.0]

Honours project: Interpret the effect of dietary inclusions of grape marc meal on the digestive tract health of greenlip abalone.

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Genetics of lamb survival

Sheep and lamb

Honours project: Examine the genetic relationship between birth weight and lamb survival in a research flock.

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Assessing cellular response to bioactive compounds as a prelude to testing in vivo

Vet lab 24575

Honours project: Establish tissue culture and tissue explant systems for the bovine mammary gland.

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Sow conformation & performance

Pig

Honours project: Determine the relationship between sow conformation (assessed at gilt selection) and performance over four parities.

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Managing diurnal changes in rumen pH of cattle grazing fodder beet

Cattle

Honours project: Increase our knowledge of the extent of rumen pH fluctuations in cattle grazing fodder beet long-term.

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Factors affecting fertility of female pigs

Sow piglet

Honours project: Study the effect of maternal parity and suckled litter size on sexual development of female pigs.

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Trans-Tasman cattle maternal efficiency

Cattle Roseworthy

Honours project: Explore genetic selection strategies for maternal productivity in Angus and Hereford cattle in Australia and New Zealand.

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Genomics of tropical composite beef cattle

Study Bioinformatics

Honours project: Work on a project to improve the accuracy of breeding value estimation in a commercial breeding program.

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Optimising fodder beet grazing management for beef cattle

Cattle

Honours project: Investigate the stocking rates, allocation of leaf and bulb and daily allocation of beets and the effect that changes in these parameters have on cattle performance.

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Assessment of animal therapies

Therapy dog Roseworthy

Honours project: Conduct research into animal assisted interventions and activities in dogs and horses.

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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