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Wheat heat tolerance

High-temperature extremes (i.e. heat waves) occur with unpredictable frequency and have been a significant detriment to wheat production in the northern region, and across Australia more...

Supervisor(s): Tan, Daniel (Associate Professor)

The Evolution of Viral Emergence

• Understanding the evolutionary mechanisms by which viruses cross species boundaries and emerge in new hosts.• Revealing the evolutionary and ecological determinants of v more...

Supervisor(s): Holmes, Edward (Professor)

Mineral-organic interactions in soil aggregation and protection of soil organic carbon

Soil organic matter (SOM) represents the largest terrestrial carbon pool. The mineralisation of SOM has a major impact on the global carbon cycle and therefore research is needed to more...

Supervisor(s): Singh, Balwant (Professor)

Molecular Ecology, Evolution, and Phylogenetics

We supervise research in molecular ecology, molecular evolution, genomics, and phylogenetics more...

Supervisor(s): Ho, Simon (Professor), Lo, Nathan (Professor), De Bruyn, Mark (Dr)

Do plants, bacteria or fungi win in competition for nitrogen?

Are plants, bacteria or fungi the strongest competitors for N? more...

Supervisor(s): Warren, Charles (Associate Professor)

The foraging and behavioural ecology of mammalian herbivores: how they interact with the plants they eat and with the predators that want to eat them

Ecological interactions with mammalian herbivores: the ways in which plant, herbivores and predators respond to one another on an individual basis, and the implications for populati more...

Supervisor(s): McArthur, Clare (Associate Professor)

Molecular mechanism of photo-regulation in cyanobacteria

Red-light perception and red-shifted chlorophylls: evolutionary consequences. The importance of red light is highlighted by the diversity of photoreceptors and the potential enhance more...

Supervisor(s): Chen, Min (Professor)

The anatomy and physiology of the intertidal marine isopod Cirolana harfordi

The intertidal isopod is a remarkably successful scavenger and predator and yet almost nothing is known about its development, anatomy and physiology, so this animal presents a uniq more...

Supervisor(s): Thomson, Murray (Dr)

Are ecological interactions in urban landscapes disrupted by shifts in biodiversity?

There are numerous opportunities for research projects pursuing questions driven by the main themes in our research.  My research group uses multi-species multi-scale approache more...

Supervisor(s): Hochuli, Dieter (Associate Professor)

Evolution of viviparity in lizards

We offer a range of opportunities to build on our research program examining the evolution of reproductive complexity in reptiles. Please see our website for examples of the work we more...

Supervisor(s): Whittington, Camilla (Dr), Murphy, Christopher R (Professor)