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Sensory drivers of food intake

Zinc rich foods

Honours project: Does a personalised approach based on sensory drivers of food intake improve diet quality?

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Megafaunal evolution and extinction

Climate change wiped out the 'Siberian unicorn'

Honours project: Explore the evolution and extinction of megafauna such as dire wolves, mammoths and Tasmanian tigers.

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Genomic consequences of major ecological transitions in evolution

Olive sea snake

Honours project: Undertake a comparative analysis of whole genome sequences for terrestrial and marine snakes.

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What hare is it there? Genetic diversity of Australia’s invasive hares

Lepus europaeus by Jean-Jacques Boujot from Paris, France

Honours project: Help uncover the morphological variation that allows rapid adaptive evolution in two invasive species, the rabbit and hare.

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Battleground of the grapevine: Shiraz Disease under the microscope

Plant scientists examining grapevines

Honours project: Help us understand disease progression and cultivar-specific grapevine defence responses to Shiraz Disease.

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What is the effect of yeast diversity on secondary ‘malolactic’ fermentation outcome?

Sumby grape microbiome

Honours project: Explore the interactions encountered during winemaking by creating artificial diversity systems and investigating the effect of adding or removing yeast species has on malolactic fermentation.

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Diving in the dark: Morphological diversity of subterranean beetles

subterranean beetles from the Sturt Meadows (SM) calcrete

Honours project: Explore a whole new world of living creatures below the surface of the earth.

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Ancient DNA from extinct fauna

Adzebill skeleton on display in the Canterbury Museum, New Zealand

Honours project: Analyse genomic data from animal remains that are hundreds to tens-of-thousands of years old.

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Stop the spot: Almond bacterial spot disease in Australia

Almond trees

Honours project: Uncover the morphological features, genetic diversity and the host- pathogen relationship among bacteria and stone fruits.

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Slender skinks: The evolution of elongated and limbless lizard bodies

Gronovi's Dwarf Burrowing Skink (Scelotes gronovii)  Image by Marius Burger (Public Domain)

Honours project: Learn cutting-edge morphometric methods to examine the vertebral column diversity using sphenomorphine skinks.

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