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Saving megafauna from bacteria

A skeleton of a Marsupial Lion (Thylacoleo carnifex) in the Victoria Fossil Cave, Naracoorte Caves National Park Karora, Public domain

Honours projects: Identify and image biofilms that threaten the Naracoorte Caves National Park fossils.

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Complex Systems

Honours projects: Projects focused on complex systems which are are typically comprised of a large number of interconnected components which interact collectively, leading to emergent behaviour, such as self-organisation, which is not apparent from the properties of the underlying components.

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It’s space water, but not as we know it

Full moon. Image: Gregory H. Revera, CC BY-SA 3.0

Honours projects: Explore laser-induced fluorescence of water and aqueous minerals for space applications.

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Quantum Field Theory

Honours projects: Projects can be phenomenological or mathematical in character, or the focus may be on technique.

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Exploring the fundamentals of photo-induced chemical reaction mechanisms

Photocatalysis involves both electron and hole transfer, as well as molecular re-arrangement on a surface

Honours project: Use high-speed lasers to initiate a water-splitting reaction to probe products for analysis.

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Lactation oestrus and breeding in sows

Pig sow piglets

Honours project: Efficacy of a modified gonadotrophin protocol for oestrus and ovulation in lactation
Lactation oestrus and breeding in sows.

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Improving salt tolerance in grapevines

Viticulture student

Honours project: Investigate the movement of salt and water in grapevines in order to understand the effect of salinity on growth.

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Sounding the ionosphere using software define radio (SDR)

Honours project:  Evaluate the utility of software defined radio (SDR) for providing low-cost ionospheric sounder receivers.

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Enhancing wheat yield and drought tolerance

Stuart Roy researcher photo

Honours project: Join an international project that aims to increase yield potential in wheat.

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Fossils under a new light

Fossil front visible image Georgios Tsiminis

Honours projects: Use new fluorescence imaging techniques to analyse fossils that range in age from half-a-billion to some tens of thousands of years old.

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