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Evolution of photosynthetic organs in Acacia

Study the evolutionary ecology of Australasian plants and explore the evolution of photosynthetic organs in Acacia.

This honours project probes how and why did most species in this genus give up on true leaves and instead rely on flattened leaf petioles to deliver carbohydrates to the plant?


Dr Kathryn Hill

Co-supervisors: Professor Bob Hill

Research area: Evolutionary ecology of Australasian plants

Recommended honours enrolment: Honours in Evolution and Palaeobiology

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Competition: Young Scientist of the Year

How do we feed the world’s growing population? How do we save our wildlife from extinction? Got an idea that will build a brighter, greener world?

Australian high school students are invited to submit a short video about one of Australia’s big science challenges.

Video competition