News: Honours projects - Evolution and palaeobiology

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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How do the public perceive climate change?

Climate change newspaper article

Honours project: Monitoring the impact of media reporting on the public attitude to climate change

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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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Genetic mutations associated with skin & wool growth in sheep

Animal science sheep

Honours project: Identify genetic mutations in sheep DSC1 & DSG4 genes essential for skin and wool follicle architecture.

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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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Creating resources on how to interact with sea snakes

Dr Kate Sanders during her field research. Inset: an olive sea snake (Aipysurus laevis) at Scott Reef in the Timor Sea

Honours project: Engage with government and industry to develop training and communication materials for commercial fishing crews that interact with sea snakes.

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Detecting Huntington's disease using naturally occurring compounds in the breath

Sheep Roseworthy

Honours project: Identify volatile organic compounds from exhaled breath for early diagnosis of Huntington’s disease using a sheep model.

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Quaternary palaeoecology of pleistocene vertebrates from Naracoorte Caves, South Australia

Honours project: Analyse vertebrate fossil material from sites that have been previously excavated but remain un-studied and have no chronological context.

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Global change biology, climate change ecology & macroecology

Effects of climate change on the diversity of Great Barrier Reef marine life

Honours project: Various projects are available across climate change ecology, global change impacts on biodiversity, species range dynamics and extinction processes.

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