NEWS AND EVENTS - 2017

Maria Byrne's lab featured on Prime7 News

The Prime7 News service reported on the negative effects of Climate Change on Oyster farming in NSW. The report featured researchers from Maria Byrne's 'Integrative Biology and Evolution of Marine and Freshwater Invertebrates' lab.

The report is availabe to view on the Prime7 Facebook page.

View the embedded video below:

Wallis Lake oyster testing

Scientists have taken to the waters of Forster to test the effects of climate change on oysters.

Posted by Prime7 News North Coast on Friday, 5 May 2017

"Nature" cover features research collaboration with Maria Byrne's lab

Nature magazine's cover-image for March 2017 features a coral reef image that was taken as part of a nation-wide research collaboration that included Maria Byrne's Integrative Biology and Evolution of Marine and Freshwater Invertebrates lab.

March 2017 cover of Nature Magazine

March 2017 cover of Nature Magazine

The research paper is titled "Global warming and recurrent mass bleaching of corals" and focuses on tracking the patterns and changes associated with ocean warming over an extended period of time.

The IBEMFI lab at the Discipline of Anatomy and Histology takes a multidisciplinary approach to study the effects of climate change, evolution, devlopment, and biology. Researchers and students interested in the lab can contact Maria Byrne through the lab's contact page.


#1 in Australia & Oceania for anatomy education, #10 worldwide

The Discipline of Anatomy and Histology has been ranked #1 in Australia and Oceania, and #10 worldwide for the study of anatomy, by QS World University Rankings. This is the first time that anatomy (combined with physiology) has been ranked as a subject.

RANKINGS
The rankings system used by QS focuses on specific areas of study. They explain: "The QS World University Rankings by Subject identifies the world's strongest universities in 46 individual subject areas." The QS methodology is based on Academic reputation (40%), Employer reputation (10%), Student-to-faculty ratio (20%), Citations per faculty (20%), International faculty ratio (5%) & international student ratio (5%).

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF DISCIPLINE
HOD Kevin Keay wrote to thank all staff members from the Discipline of Anatomy and Histology for this outcome, taking particular note of their various efforts:
"Your hard work and commitment to teaching and research in Anatomy & Histology; the outcomes of this for our students; our inclusive and diverse staff and student body; and the recognition that our peers have shown us, has resulted in us being ranked in the QS Universities Rankings released today."

The Anderson Stuart building, which is the home of the Discipline of Anatomy and Histology.

The home of the Discipline of Anatomy and Histology, the Anderson Stuart building.