News: Honours projects - Ecology and environmental science

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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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?

Chicken, Roseworthy campus

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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Animal comparative physiology

Kangaroo, Cleland

Honours project: Study animal and bird physiology, how animals function and how function evolves.

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Echidna biology for conservation, wildlife management & habitat monitoring

Echidna research

Honours project: This project investigates the molecular basis of echidna biology for application in conservation, wildlife management and habitat monitoring.

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Ecology of Koonamore Reserve

Field work environmental science

Honours project: Research projects with fieldwork including differences in spatial heterogeneity between grazed and ungrazed areas.

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Interactions between microbes & plants

Plant research

Honours project: Learn about the success of invasive species and how we can help increase our ability restore native vegetation.

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