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Inluence of plant odours on foraging and behavioural ecology of mammalian herbivores

Odour ecology is an emerging new field when applied to foraging mammalian herbivores. Using free-ranging swamp wallabies in their natural habitat near Sydney, you will explore how more...

Supervisor(s): McArthur, Clare (Associate Professor), Possell, Malcolm (Dr)

A complex systems approach to colony collapse in honeybees

Honeybee colonies around the world are under threat due to an array of interacting stressors some of which can cause colonies to collapse suddenly and with little warning. This proj more...

Supervisor(s): Latty, Tanya (Dr)

Microbial nitrogen cycling and mushroom production

Mushrooms are an important food source in the Australian diet, supplying protein, vitamins and micronutrients. Growing nutrient-rich mushrooms requires a specialized compost, which more...

Supervisor(s): Kertesz, Michael (Associate Professor)

Mapping the biogeography of harmful blue-green algae across Australia

There is evidence that the distribution and abundance of harmful blue green algae is changing in Australia. However, the evidence of this is generally limited to a number of reports more...

Supervisor(s): Van Ogtrop, Floris (Dr)

A nationwide bee breeding program

Honey bees are responsible for 1/3 of the food that we eat. There is a need to breed honey bee populations that are efficient pollinators and are robust to stressors such as pests a more...

Supervisor(s): Oldroyd, Benjamin (Professor), Chapman, Nadine (Dr)

Integration of supply chain elements in an automobile company: Discrete Event Simulation Model and Analysis

In collaboration with a global car company, the project will provide professional analysis of the Supply Chain Management system and suggest the required dynamic model to support st more...

Supervisor(s): Jajo, Nethal (Dr)

Detection of Bovine Respiratory using novel breath sampling methods

Bovine Respiratory Disease is the most important disease of feedlot cattle. Traditionally, cattle health and wellbeing are subjectively evaluated by feedlot personnel based on anima more...

Supervisor(s): Gonzalez, Luciano (Associate Professor)

Assessing the range expansion of hard corals into temperate waters

The subtropical endemic coral Pocillopora alicia has recently been observed off the coast of Sydney. This project will seek to document the extent of coverage of this species and to more...

Supervisor(s): Figueira, William (Associate Professor), Sommer, Brigitte (Dr)

Sustainability Assessment of Cities

The topic of the research is to create a quantitative modelling framework for assessing the absolute sustainability of cities by combining global multi-region input-output (MRIO) an more...

Supervisor(s): Lenzen, Manfred (Professor)