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Carbon and water cycling in tropical rainforest

Tropical rainforests are more metabolically than any other major forested biome, and variation in how they function from year to year influences the carbon cycle more than any other terrestrial ecosystem.

This project is open to Honours, Masters and PhD students

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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
Manipulating CO2 transport with aquaporins to improve photosynthesis Honours
Maternal effects and phenotypic development in lizards Honours
Membrane transport proteins of the malaria parasite and their roles in conferring drug resistance Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Metabolic determinants of seed quality Honours, Masters, PhD
Metagenomics and the analysis of microbial genomes Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Microbial control of root developmental plasticity Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
MicroRNA target recognition; the role of the target RNA secondary structure. Honours, Masters, PhD
Molecular evolution and Phylogenetics Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Molecular tools to reveal protein function and identify drug targets Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD
Multi-trait plasticity: understanding temperature response of alpine plants in a warming world (ARC Discovery 2017-20) Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
New approaches to discovering biodiversity and understanding its response to climate change Honours, Bachelor, PhD
Novel metabolite discovery and characterisation Honours, Masters, PhD
Nutrient acquisition in apicomplexan parasites Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Olfactory pattern recognition in nematodes Honours, PhD
Optimising energy use efficiency to increase wheat yield PhD
Parent-offspring communication under the risk of predation Honours, PhD
Patterns and correlates of extinction risk Honours, PhD
Peripheral isolates as hotbeds of adaptive diversity Honours
PhD projects are now available to study a wide range of topics in biosecurity and pathogenesis Masters, PhD
PHD STUDENT RESEARCH - Ecology and ecophysiology in Australian desert and alpine plant species Honours, Masters, PhD
Photosynthesis, food security and global change Honours, PhD

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