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Better bat surveys

Bat survey - research

Honours project: This project explores new approaches for expedient processing of ultrasonic recordings for better bat surveys.

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Shape differences between closely-related bat species

Bat survey - research

Honours project: Investigate the shape differences between closely-related bat species.

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Early animal evolution: evidence from the Ediacaran & Cambrian

Honours project: Palaeontology meets biology and evolution. Explore animals from early in time.

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Marine & freshwater ecology & fish biology

Marine biology

Honours project: Contribute to research in freshwater, estuarine and marine waters focusing on fish, cephalopods and environmental issues.

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Genome biology & mammal gene evolution

Echidna research

Honours project: Examine the function and evolution of genes involved in sex determination and placentation in mammals.

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Modulation of the plant defence response by the fungal extracellular matrix

Plant science laboratory work

Honours project: Investigate the relationship between fungal plant pathogen secretions and the plant defence response

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Catalytic activity of metal clusters on surfaces

Figure shows the HR-TEM image of the Au9 cluster deposited on a titania nanosheet. Scale bar is 0.5 nm

Honours project: Develop techniques to determine the geometric and electronic structure of size-specific clusters (e.g. Au9) deposited onto semiconductors surfaces (e.g. TiO2) and test their performance for photocatalytic water-spitting (H2 production) and CO2 reduction (hydrocarbon formation).

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Linking supramolecular cages into functional nanomaterials

Witold Bloch supramolecular cages

Honours project: Explore the use of metal-organic cages as building blocks for the synthesis of advanced porous networks.

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Echidna CSI: a citizen science platform for outreach, engagement, communication and education

Echidna research

Honours project: Join the Echidna Conservation Science Initiative (EchidnaCSI) and complete an honours project in science communication or education.

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What's the best diet for a zebrafish?

Zebrafish

Honours project: Develop diet recipes for a variety of life stages of zebrafish.

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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