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Advanced research in plant hormones

Philip Brewer

Honours project: Contribute to new research on ways to make plants more resilient.

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Can compost reduce diseases in potato?

Potatoes

Honours project: Investigate the potential of compost to reduce diseases and improve potato yield and quality.

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Impact of thermal environment and melatonin on animal body temperature and reproduction

PIgs

Honours project: Research opportunities are available to investigate how body temperature variation in pigs and sheep impact reproduction.

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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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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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Disease resistance in plants: Chickpea

Chickpea

Honours project: Combine your passion for agriculture, plant science and bioinformatics to investigate genetic resistance to disease in chickpea.

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Identification of genes controlling marbling in cattle

Beef marbling

Honours project: Identify genes controlling the deposition of the intramuscular fat (that is, marbling) in beef cattle to better understand fat metabolism and to provide genetic markers for selection to improve beef quality.

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Environmental monitoring: Teasing out real biodiversity patterns from sampling biases

Honours in Environmental monitoring: Biodiversity sampling

Honours project: Identify areas of conservation priority through the development of on-ground biodiversity sampling strategies and the interpretation of ecosystem changes.

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Environmental monitoring: What is the extent of canopy dieback in a refugial forest?

Honours in Environmental monitoring: canopy dieback, Red Stringybark

Honours project: Use satellite imagery and on-ground monitoring data to map the extent of tree dieback to develop predictions and policy recommendations.

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Agave spirits: Using wild yeasts to ferment fructose

Associate Professor Rachel Burton and PhD Student Kendall Corbin visiting the Agave plantation in Queensland

Honours project: Fermentation of wild yeasts to create Australia's first agave spirit.

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