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Can encrusting seaweeds defend themselves? A new direction in marine ecology

Many plants in the terrestrial biomes can turn defences against herbivory on and off in response to specific cues from consumers or nearby herbivory events. This can modify the beha more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Ross (Professor)

Visual Communication in Space and Time

Colour in nature is a central channel of communication, though its study has progressed without consideration of the inherent fluidity of information exchange.  This project se more...

Supervisor(s): White, Thomas (Dr)

Any spot on the shore? The things that drive the spatial distribution of intertidal animals

There is still a major issue in animal ecology; what controls the spatial arrangements of animals. Most of the research underpinning our understanding of spatial distributions in ma more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Ross (Professor)

Rehabilitation of Estuarine Ecosystems: Boosting biodiversity and ecosystem function

Sydney Harbour still has significant sediment contamination. Much is a legacy from past industry with ongoing inputs now controlled. Despite this, much of the waterway remains degr more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Ross (Professor), Vila-Concejo, Ana (Associate Professor)

Improving the Health of Urbanised Estuaries

Degraded estuaries, such as those in close proximity to urbanization, have a limited capacity to process contaminants as they have lost animals key to improving sediment and water q more...

Supervisor(s): Bugnot, Ana (Dr), Coleman, Ross (Professor)

Biodegradation of polyfluorinated chemicals in fire-fighting foams

Polyfluorinated alkyl substances(PFAS) have been used for decades as ingredients in fire-fighting foams. In the last few years, it has been realised that this has led to widespread more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Nicholas (Associate Professor), Singh, Balwant (Professor)

Interactions of ethylene-oxidising bacteria and plants

The 'fast-growing' species of mycobacteria are common in many environments and known to be important for biodegradation of pollutants.  The biology of this fascinating group of more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Nicholas (Associate Professor), Jones, Brian (Associate Professor)

A sensor driven approach to assessing health in honey bee colonies

This project aims to optimise honey bee colony health by developing low-cost sensor arrays. The supervisory team for this project also includes Dr Ash Rahman (Data61) and Dr Jo more...

Supervisor(s): Latty, Tanya (Dr)

New technologies for detecting, counting and identifying pollinators in the field

This project will leverage advances in image processing and machine learning to develop new techniques for high throughput sampling of pollinator populations in crops.  Th more...

Supervisor(s): Latty, Tanya (Dr)

Retaining Military Personal Model: Adequacy, Robustness and Simplicity

The project will focus on implementing Partial Least Squares Path Modelling techniques to determine the military turnover drivers and their contribution to turnover.  An econom more...

Supervisor(s): Jajo, Nethal (Dr), Peiris, Shelton (Associate Professor)