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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Grape berry responses to extreme heat

Viticulture and Oenology students Waite campus vineyard

Honours project: Discover how the biochemistry and physiology of grape berries respond to extremely high temperatures.

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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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