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Investigating the genetic architecture of thermal acclimation of leaf energy metabolism using GWAS

Climate variability is predicted to increase with climate change and the ability to acclimate to environmental perturbations and extremes has been widely described as having an adaptive benefit resulting in increased fitness. However, whether this is true is largely untested. This project will investigate the relationship between energy balance, thermal acclimation and fitness.

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Novel metabolite discovery and characterisation Honours, Masters, PhD
Novel nutrient/metabolite transporters in apicomplexan parasites Not open to students.
Nutrient acquisition in apicomplexan parasites Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Nutrition of free-ranging primates Not open to students.
Olfactory pattern recognition in nematodes Honours, PhD
Optimising energy use efficiency to increase wheat yield PhD
Organic components of the coral skeleton Not open to students.
Overcoming limitations in engineering the Rubisco small subunits in higher plant chloroplasts. Not open to students.
Parent-offspring communication under the risk of predation Honours, PhD
Pathways of photosynthetic electron flow under environmental stress Not open to students.
Patterns and correlates of extinction risk Honours, PhD
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 in plant ecology and ecophysiology 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.