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Physical enrichment of zebrafish held for research

Zebrafish

Honours project: Validate methods for assessing stress in Zebrafish before comparing tanks of fish with and without environmental enrichment.

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Histopathology in Pacific oyster health surveillance

pacific oyster

Honours project: Look for health and signs of disease in Coffin Bay oysters, and develop the procedures for a statewide oyster health surveillance program.

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Efficacy of commercial transport media swabs for use in aquatic animal disease diagnosis

Aquaculture

Honours project: Investigate the appropriateness of commercially available transport media for pathogenic marine bacteria isolated from diseased fish.

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Heavy metal resistance in E. coli isolated from pigs

Veterinary School microscope

Honours project: Explore resistance to heavy metals in an Australia-wide collection of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli (E. coli) isolated from pigs.

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Heavy metal resistance in carbapenem-resistant bacteria

Veterinary School microscope

Honours project: Mechanisms of heavy metal resistance in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae isolated from humans, animals and the environment.

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Improving survival of new born piglets & sow performance

School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences image - Will van Wettere

Honours project: This research aims to increase the reproductive output of sows by increasing piglet survival using supplementary nutritional strategies in late gestation.

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Can citizen science save the planet?

Bandicoot visiting researcher Jasmin Packer's Hideyhole in the Adelaide Hills

Honours project: Discover better ways to transform citizen science into behaviours that have a direct benefit for our endangered bandicoots.

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Evolution of sterile helpers in bees, ants and wasps

Honey bee

Honours project: Explore evolutionary genetics by explaining the evolution of sterile helpers in the eusocial Hymenoptera - ants, bees and wasps.

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Survival of Western Pygmy possums in arid environments

Western pigmy possum

Honours project: Do western Pygmy possums show genetic evidence of selection for enhanced survival in arid environments that may be useful for predictive translocations ahead of climate change impacts?

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Ecological selection of Giant Australian Cuttlefish

Juvenile giant Australian cuttlefish developing under rocks in the waters of South Australia. Fred Bavendam, Author provided

Honours project: Plunge into research about the Giant Australian Cuttlefish!

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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