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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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