News: Honours projects - Ecology and environmental science
Seafood provides a range of nutrients essential to human health, yet its quality largely depends on local environmental conditions. Furthermore, seafood provenance is often prone to uncertainty due to mislabelling of imported products or illegal fishing practices.
Global warming affects fish through multiple direct effects, however the indirect effects of temperature on fish diet on growth and survival remain unclear.
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.
Worldwide, many bee species specialise on floral resources from local native plant species, and do not incorporate pollen from introduced species, including crops, in their diet.
Honours project: Help understand how Australian native mammals have evolved and diversified.
Honours project: Help with real-world conservation work in South Australia, do fieldwork and learn new analytical skills relevant to a job in ecology.
Honours project: Learn how mangrove fishes will respond to climate change by studying the distribution, behaviour and physiology of these fishes in the field and in the laboratory.
Honours project: Explore the evolution and extinction of megafauna such as dire wolves, mammoths and Tasmanian tigers.
Honours project: Explore a whole new world of living creatures below the surface of the earth.