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Using approximate Bayesian computation to infer ancestral population size of pre-Columbian North American human populations

Advances in computational algorithms provide an opportunity to examine the demographic history of populations, i.e., whether they have grown or shrank over time. We would like to investigate the history of humans in North America, before European contact to see how many people lived there and how the population changed over time.

This project is open to Bachelor students

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Global patterns of biodiversity Honours, PhD
Have megajournals changed the way that science is done? Honours, PhD
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Identification and functional characterisation of flax rust effectors Honours, Masters, PhD
Identification of 2000 novel protein isoforms in the human and mouse genomes Bachelor, PhD
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Insect ecology, morphology or physiology Honours, PhD
Integrative taxonomy of Australian monsoonal herpetofauna Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Investigating adaptive genomic variation underlying drought tolerance in Eucalyptus Bachelor
Investigating the genetic architecture of thermal acclimation of leaf energy metabolism using GWAS Honours, Masters, PhD
Laboratory overview Honours, Bachelor, PhD
Landscape genomics Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Linking intracellular communication to whole-plant stress responses Honours, PhD
Lipid flipping in vision: seeing is believing! Honours, Masters, PhD

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