News: Honours projects - Kate Sanders

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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Evolution of dietary specialisation and its effect on snake skull shape

Snake skull

Honours project: This project explores the evolution of dietary specialisation and its effect on a snake's skull shape.

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From land to sea - the visual evolution of elapid snakes

Olive sea snake

Honours project: Conduct research into the evolution of venomous snakes and their transition from land to sea.

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Genomic consequences of major ecological transitions in evolution

Olive sea snake

Honours project: Undertake a comparative analysis of whole genome sequences for terrestrial and marine snakes.

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Morphological evolution and diversification of the elapid snake radiation

Honours project: Investigate the evolution and diversification of the elapid snake radiation using macroevolutionary analyses of 3D morphometric and ecological data.

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Mating systems in elapid snakes

Honours project: Undertake research into mating systems in elapid snakes using captive husbandry, reproductive anatomy and genetic analyses of parentage.

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