News: Honours projects - Evolution and palaeobiology

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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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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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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Palaeoecology of holocene vertebrate deposits Naracoorte Caves, South Australia

Honours project: Fill a critical gap in the Holocene record of Naracoorte by refining the ages and stratigraphy of key deposits in order to compare faunal turnover to climate and environmental change.

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Chironomids in extreme environments

non biting midge

Honours project: Non-biting midges (Chironomidae) are very similar to mosquitoes, and are masters at survival.

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