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Why are biodiversity hotspots found where they are?

This project aims to develop a method to study how evolution within species shapes the broad-scale distribution of unique biological diversity across landscapes and continents. The distribution of biological diversity is strikingly uneven, with much diversity found only in small ‘hotspots’. What factors determine the locations of these hotspots of endemism?

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Peripheral isolates as hotbeds of adaptive diversity Honours
Pest resistance and sustainable plantation management of eucalypts Not open to students.
PhD projects are now available to study a wide range of topics in biosecurity and pathogenesis Masters, PhD
PHD STUDENT RESEARCH - Ecology and ecophysiology in Australian desert and alpine plant species Honours, Masters, PhD
Photoprotection and photoinactivation of Photosystem II Not open to students.
Photoprotective functions of xanthophyll pigments in avocado Not open to students.
Photosynthesis, food security and global change Honours, PhD
Phylogenetics of Eucalypt beetles Not open to students.
Phylogenomic assessment of conservation priorities in two biodiversity hotspots: The Pilbara and Kimberley Bachelor, Honours, PhD
Phylogeny, biogeography and diversification of Australian plants Honours, PhD
Physics of pan evaporation Not open to students.
Physiological and molecular regulation of stomatal movement Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Phytophthora cell wall degrading enzymes Not open to students.
Phytophthora pathogenicity Not open to students.
Phytophthora zoospore adhesion Not open to students.
Phytophthora zoospore motility Not open to students.
Plasmodium falciparum lipid metabolism as a target for malaria intervention strategies PhD
Potassium nutrition in oil palm Honours, Masters, PhD
Processes of community assembly Not open to students.
Projects in science education Honours, PhD
Protein function in plant immunity Honours, Bachelor, PhD
Quorum sensing signalling in root symbioses Not open to students.
Rates of molecular evolution in parasites PhD
Redefining metabolic schemes in plant respiration Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Redesign and engineering of the autotransporter β-barrel domain Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD