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Ecophysiology of salinity and temperature tolerance in a changing world

A wide range of opportunities for field and lab-based eco-physiological research are provided by the current projects within the lab. Student projects will be designed to suit the individual interests and goals of the students.

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Feeding and ecology of grapevine scales
    Flavonoid functions in nitrogen-fixing symbioses
      Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
      Function of molecular chaperones in the export and display of parasite proteins
        Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
        Functional characterisation of novel autotransporter proteins
          Honours, Bachelor
          Fungal bioinformatics
            Fungal effector uptake into plant cells
              Not open to students.
              Genes, diet and environment
                Honours, PhD
                Genetics and evolution of variation in chemical defence against herbivores
                  Not open to students.
                  Genetics to improve production of essential oils from Australian trees
                    Not open to students.
                    Genital evolution in insects
                      Honours, PhD
                      Genome wide association mapping
                        Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
                        Genotypic variation in Rubisco between diverse wheats
                          Not open to students.
                          Global patterns of biodiversity
                            Honours, PhD
                            Habitat quality as a driver of fisheries productivity on macroalgal reefs Not open to students.
                            Have megajournals changed the way that science is done?
                              Honours, PhD
                              Honours projects are now available to study a wide range of topics in biosecurity and pathogenesis
                                HONOURS/MSC PROJECTS: Thermal tolerance and response to climate change in plants from extreme environments
                                  Bachelor, Honours, Masters
                                  How do animals learn about poisonous plants?
                                    Not open to students.
                                    How do biological molecules distinguish between ions?
                                      Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
                                      How do effector proteins from necrotrophic fungi cause disease in wheat
                                        Bachelor, Honours, PhD
                                        How do RNA binding proteins find the right partner?
                                          Honours, Bachelor, PhD
                                          Identification and characterisation of membrane transport proteins
                                            Not open to students.
                                            Identification and functional characterisation of flax rust effectors
                                              Honours, Masters, PhD
                                              Identification of 2000 novel protein isoforms in the human and mouse genomes
                                                Bachelor, PhD
                                                Identification of molecular mechanisms of action and direct target genes of developmental signalling pathways in sponges