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Impact of climate change on juvenile fish: an aquarium experiment

Different types of fish swimming underwater

Global warming affects fish through multiple direct effects, however the indirect effects of temperature on fish diet on growth and survival remain unclear. 

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Ecological benefits of marine parks in Australia

Marine park boat out on the water

Australian Marine Parks represent a mosaic of sanctuary zones encompassing a wide variety of marine habitats and iconic fish and invertebrate species. However, their net benefit on marine biodiversity varies greatly between regions, ecosystems and the species considered.

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Audio visual room controller refresh

Audio Visual (AV) room controllers in many high utilisation common teaching areas across the University’s three Adelaide campuses (North Terrace, Waite, and Roseworthy) have reached ‘end of life’. This means the chances the equipment will fail increases. The University has taken the opportunity over the summer break to install the new interfaces, to minimise the impacts on teaching activities.  

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Validating a 2D scanning system for radiation shielding verification in medical imaging departments

Honours project: The aim of this project is to assist in the validation of a radionuclide NaI probe-based method that determines lead thickness and integrity using transmission data from a gamma-ray source (99mTc).

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Exploring the core of supernovae using gravitational wave observations

A graphical representation of a supernova

Honours project: this project involves producing simulated populations, injecting them in read data, reconstruct the events with cWB and investigating which distributional test performs better in detecting the population. 

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Intensity noise suppression of mid-infrared lasers for gravitational wave lasers

Mid-infrared laser

Honours project: this project will investigate the intensity fluctuations of these lasers for the first time and design stabilization systems to ensure that these lasers meet the exacting requirements of the latest upgrades to gravitational wave detectors.

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Sub quantum noise limited position sensors for gravitational wave detectors

LIGO Hanford Observatory

Honours project: in this project you will investigate a new laser-based position detector that will hopefully surpass these limits and allow the low frequency performance of gravitational wave detectors to improved.

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Understanding the function of GIPCs in barley root adaptation to salinity

Honours project
The honours student will profile barley GIPCs using sphingolipidomics. They will also use CRIPSR/Cas9 gene editing to develop a barley line with an altered GIPC glycan headgroup, for comparison to the Arabidopsis mutant.

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Comparison of root traits in old and new wheat genotypes

Mariano Cossani

Plant physiologists have studied the single plant, and agronomists have looked at the whole crop, but the plant within the community has scarcely been investigated. Whilst evolution favours competitive phenotypes, agriculture selects for phenotypes with lower competitive ability or a communal behaviour. 

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Is there a link between embryo size, root architecture and drought stress in barley?

Developing crops that can withstand hot and dry climates is becoming increasingly important worldwide.

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