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A unique non-human model for the evolution of musical tool use: drumming by the palm cockatoo

This project explores the evolution of complex cognition through analysis of tool manufacture in palm cockatoos.

There is a virtual absence of instrument manufacture and instrumental music production in non-human species. However, one species has been repeatedly identified as a likely candidate; the palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus).

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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
Postgraduate projects with research support: Drivers of climate change responses in the Australian Alps Honours, 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
Redesign and engineering of the autotransporter β-barrel domain Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Regulation of cricket salivary glands PhD
Regulation of rat reproduction in rice fields of south east Asia Not open to students.
Responding to extreme climatic events Not open to students.
Role of poisonous plants in the foraging ecology of marsupials Not open to students.
Salinity tolerance along an aridity gradient: linking physiological processes with morphological constraints on leaf function in mangroves Not open to students.