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HONOURS/MSC PROJECTS: Thermal tolerance and response to climate change in plants from extreme environments

Honours projects in the Nicotra lab this year will explore the microenvironmental conditions that alpine and desert species are exposed to and how these species cope with and evolve in response to extreme conditions in situ and under controlled conditions.

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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 Bachelor, Honours, PhD
Quorum sensing signalling in root symbioses Not open to students.
Rates of molecular evolution in parasites PhD
Re-assembly of biological communities during the Cenozoic Bachelor, Honours, Masters
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.
Seed and seedling ecology Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Serotype-converting bacteriophages and O-antigen modification in Shigella flexneri Honours, Masters, PhD