News: Honours projects - Ecology and environmental science

Save our leafy seadragons

Leafy seadragon

Honours project: Study the behaviour and ecology of the leafy seadragon.

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How have coexisting bat species evolved separate niches?

Bat by Kyle Armstrong

Honours project: Help understand how Australian native mammals have evolved and diversified.

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How do insectivorous echolocating bats use arid rangeland conservation reserves in SA?

chokkybat

Honours project: Help with real-world conservation work in South Australia, do fieldwork and learn new analytical skills relevant to a job in ecology.

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How will mangrove fishes respond to climate change in South Australia?

Walking through the mangroves

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.

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Megafaunal evolution and extinction

Climate change wiped out the 'Siberian unicorn'

Honours project: Explore the evolution and extinction of megafauna such as dire wolves, mammoths and Tasmanian tigers.

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Genomic consequences of major ecological transitions in evolution

Olive sea snake

Honours project: Undertake a comparative analysis of whole genome sequences for terrestrial and marine snakes.

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Mating systems in elapid snakes

Honours project: Undertake research into mating systems in elapid snakes using captive husbandry, reproductive anatomy and genetic analyses of parentage.

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Global change ecology and conservation

Polar bear

Honours project: Various projects are available global change ecology; climate change, macroecology, planetary health and conservation biogeography.

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Ancient DNA from extinct fauna

Adzebill skeleton on display in the Canterbury Museum, New Zealand

Honours project: Analyse genomic data from animal remains that are hundreds to tens-of-thousands of years old.

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