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Leaf morphology in silver beech (Nothofagus menziesii)

This honours project in leaf morphology examines New Zealand’s Nothofagus menziesii.

More commonly known as the ‘silver beech’, this flora holds important clues to the way in which trees coped with the major climate changes that occurred during the glacial cycles over the last several hundred thousand years.

Supervisors

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