NEWS AND EVENTS - 2017
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.
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.
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.
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."