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Mating systems in elapid snakes

Honours project: Undertake research into mating systems in elapid snakes using captive husbandry, reproductive anatomy and genetic analyses of parentage.

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Muscular anatomy of rabbits and hares

European rabbits by CSIRO

Honours project: Hopping versus running - study the comparative muscular architecture and biomechanics of rabbits and hares.

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Activity of novel xylanases from a new Australian crop, Plantago ovata (psyllium)

Plantago ovata (psyllium) by Stan Shebs (CC by 3.0)

Honours project: Study the biology of psyllium, a plant whose seeds are used as a key ingredient in the gluten-free food industry.

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Can the novel IVOS biosensor diagnose mastitis in dairy cows?

Cow udder by  Thanks for your Like • donations welcome from Pixabay

Honours project: Validate a novel biosensor as a potential diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of subclinical mastitis in dairy cows.

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Global change ecology and conservation

Polar bear

Honours project: Various projects are available global change ecology; climate change, macroecology, planetary health and conservation biogeography.

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Can we create nutritious and sustainable yoghurt from legumes?

Broad beans by Chris Reading from Pixabay

Honours project: Faba bean is a nutrient dense and drought tolerant legume crop with a great potential as a sustainable protein source.

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How will the trees of urban Adelaide respond to climate change?

Waite campus aerial photo

Honours project: Assist with the strategic future of the Waite Arboretum, a valuable resource for local, national, and international urban planning.

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How do native plants affect the supply of phosphorus to soils?

Blue Mountains Ashlea Doolette

Honours project: Assess the role of native plants in the supply of phosphorus to soils.

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Where does the acid in wine come from?

Viticulture and oenology students in Waite vineyard

Honours project: Can you help find the missing link in grape berry biochemistry?

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Can graphene and cement stop PFAS from contaminating our environment?

Australia PFAS map

Honours project: Evaluate the leaching behaviour of PFAS from contaminated soil stabilised and solidified with cement and graphene.

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