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One of the major effects of climate change is rising sea levels. This will have devastating effects for those who own million dollar waterfront properties, but it will have even greater effects on the animals that live in mangrove forests at the water’s edge.

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Understanding range limits and plant migration in response to climate change in Neotropical montane forests: moving from observational models to mechanisms Not open to students.
Understanding the cellular and genetic basis of differences in photosynthetic leaf capacity between Arabidopsis and a close mustard relative Hirschfeldia incana Not open to students.
Understanding the molecular basis of fungal rust diseases in plants Bachelor, Honours, PhD
Understanding the role of peptide hormones in determining root architecture Honours, Bachelor, PhD
Unravelling novel Rubisco structures in algae PhD
Use of a tobacco Pathogenesis-related Protein-5 (PR-5) promoter: β glucuronidase (GUS) reporter system to study plant defence activation in response to phytohormones, abiotic stresses and biotic inducers. Honours, Masters, PhD
Using computer vision and machine learning to study honey bee behavior Bachelor, Honours
Using macroinvertebrates to determine water quality in the Mulloon Creek catchment Honours, Masters
Vitamin utilisation by malaria parasites Bachelor, Honours, PhD
Vocal mimicry and display PhD
What are novel mechanisms for regulating transcription, RNA turnover and protein translation Honours, PhD
Wheat immunity and applied synthetic biology Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Why are biodiversity hotspots found where they are? Not open to students.
ANU team for Australasian Synthetic Biology Challenge 2021 Bachelor
ARC Future Fellowship - impacts of climate change on plant respiration Not open to students.
Bioinformatics Summer Scholarship projects Not open to students.
Can plants adapt their CO2-fixation capacity in response to climate change? Not open to students.
Dissecting Rubisco catalysis in C3 and C4 plants Not open to students.
Environmental drivers of growth and mortality in larval fishes Not open to students.
How do effector proteins from necrotrophic fungi cause disease in plants Not open to students.
Improving nitrogen use efficiency in cereals Not open to students.
Leaf respiration under drought Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Novel small molecule regulators of animal development Not open to students.
Out of the darkness: predicting rates of respiration of illuminated leaves along nutrient gradients Not open to students.
Scrutinizing the influence of temperature on Rubisco catalysis Not open to students.