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Sexual selection and colour signals

Elaborate colour displays are often used in sexual selection to attract mates or repel males. We are interested in the function and significance of colour displays in a range of systems, including birds and lizards. One current project is on the crimson finch (locally known as the ‘red devil’), which is a highly aggressive yet highly colonial breeding finch.

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Engineering the secretory pathways of yeast
    Honours, Masters
    Enhancing carotenoid levels in cereals by esterification
      Honours, PhD
      Entropy, information theory and biodiversity
        Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
        Environmental effects on photosynthesis of species with the C3-C4 intermediate photosynthetic pathway
          Honours
          Environmental physiology of locusts
            Honours, PhD
            Epigenetic integration of genomic and environmental information in honey bees
              Honours, Bachelor, PhD
              Epigenetics of brain plasticity
                Honours, Bachelor, PhD
                Erythrocyte membrane modifications during malaria infection
                  Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
                  Evolution at extremes: Macroevolutionary responses to harsh environments
                    Honours, PhD
                    Evolution of Australia's globally unique biodiversity hotspot
                      PhD
                      Evolution of scald and net form of net blotch
                        Honours, PhD
                        Evolution of the Australian Onychophora
                          Honours, PhD
                          Evolution of Varroa tolerance in feral honey bees
                            PhD
                            Evolutionary biology of Australian reptiles and amphibians
                              Honours, Masters, PhD
                              Evolutionary significance of early developmental environments: Interaction between maternal effects and offspring thermal environment on phenotypic development and fitness
                                PhD
                                Evolving with sexually transmitted infections
                                  Honours, PhD
                                  Exploring the evolutionary protein landscape of Rubisco
                                    PhD
                                    Factors impacting gene silencing efficacy in plants
                                      Honours, Masters, PhD
                                      Feeding and ecology of grapevine scales
                                        PhD
                                        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
                                                PhD
                                                Genes, diet and environment
                                                  Honours, PhD
                                                  Genital evolution in insects
                                                    Honours, PhD

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