News: Honours projects - Ecology and environmental science

Microbiome of native Australian mammals

Wombat photo - Raphael Eisenhofer

Honours project: Various honours projects are available to study the microbiomes of our native Australian mammals.

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Nutrition & collective movement in the Australian plague locust

Australian plague locusts

Honours project: Investigate the movement of plague locusts using laboratory and field experiments.

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Brood guarding in a gregarious parasitoid wasp

Goniozus jacintae

Honours project: Examine how a variety of factors influences the brood guarding behaviour of a parasitoid wasp species

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Citizen Science: Using people power to drive research

Wild Orchid Watch citizen science

Honours project: What will it take to make the Wild Orchid Watch national citizen science project successful in the long term?

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Communicate to collaborate: tailoring science communication within the scientific community

TERN Ecosystem Surveillance

Honours project: Investigate how to increase awareness and collaborative opportunities within the research and industry sectors for a national ecosystem monitoring program.

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Reconstructing past marine life using ancient DNA

Linda Armbrecht microscope image

Honours project: Reconstruct past marine life using ancient DNA from deep ocean sediments.

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Ecological & evolutionary genetics of plants, wildlife forensic biology

Professor Andy Lowe

Honours project: How about a research project in ecological and evolutionary genetics of plants and wildlife forensic biology?

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Reptile welfare assessment tool development

Ecotourism sea turtles

Honours project: Husbandry of reptiles is complex; signs of pain or disease can be challenging to recognise, and behaviour is not always well understood. This project will build on preliminary work in developing a practical welfare assessment tool for captive reptiles.

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Do gut microbes promote migratory fattening in shorebirds?

This animal science honours projects aims to determine if gut microbes promote migratory fattening in shorebirds, using commercial broiler chickens as a model.

Honours project: Determine if gut microbes promote migratory fattening in shorebirds, using commercial broiler chickens as a model.

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Brushtail possum responses to changing resource conditions

Brushtail possum JJ Harrison [CC BY-SA 2.5]

Honours project: Investigate how brushtail possum abundance relates to resource availability in the Murray-Mallee.

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