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Evolution at extremes: Macroevolutionary responses to harsh environments

The Australian landscape presents many areas of extreme conditions for plant survival, such as drought, heat, or salt-affected soils. Are some lineages better able to adapt and diversify in these harsh conditions?

This project is open to Honours and PhD students

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Insect ecology, morphology or physiology Honours, PhD
Integrative taxonomy of Australian monsoonal herpetofauna Bachelor, Honours, Masters, PhD
Investigating the genetic architecture of thermal acclimation of leaf energy metabolism using GWAS Honours, Masters, PhD
Isotope effects and natural isotope abundance Bachelor, 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
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

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