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News: Honours projects - Plant science

Global change ecology and conservation

Polar bear

Honours project: Various projects are available global change ecology; climate change, macroecology, planetary health and conservation biogeography.

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Analysing compostable plastics

Eco shopping bag by ASHFAQ ALI from Pixabay

Honours project: Are compostable plastics really what they say on the packet? Research opportunities are available to test a new fully compostable type of plastic.

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Agave spirits: Using wild yeasts to ferment fructose

Associate Professor Rachel Burton and PhD Student Kendall Corbin visiting the Agave plantation in Queensland

Honours project: Fermentation of wild yeasts to create Australia's first agave spirit.

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Disease resistance in plants: Chickpea

Chickpea

Honours project: Combine your passion for agriculture, plant science and bioinformatics to investigate genetic resistance to disease in chickpea.

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Disease resistance in plants: Oat

Septoria Leaf Blotch in oat

Honours project: Combine your passion for agriculture, plant science and bioinformatics to investigate the genetics of septoria leaf blotch to aid the development of resistant oat varieties.

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Plant nematode-interactions: parasitism and defence

nematode barley root

Honours project: Discover how parasitic nematodes affect cereal plant roots and exactly which genes help the plants fight back.

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Exploring the interaction between novel drought signals in plants

Human epilepsy drugs alter signalling process in stressed plants

Honours project: Investigate the interaction between different plant chemical signals and their role in plant drought tolerance.

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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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Use of drones to assess the performance of wheat in sodic soils

drone over crops

Honours project: Investigate wheat growth and yield in high-sodium soils using drone-mounted imaging techniques

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