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Do co-occurring plants avoid competing for N?

All plants require nitrogen, so how can species co-exist if they're competing for the same limiting resource? This project will examine the hypothesis that plants avoid competing fo more...

Supervisor(s): Warren, Charles (Associate Professor)

Genomics and genetics of animals and plants

These projects will suit you if your scientific passion is to understand the relationship of genotype and phenotype using the tools of genomics, molecular and transmission genetics. more...

Supervisor(s): Saleeba, Jenny (Dr)

Ethylene-oxidising bacteria as novel tools for agriculture

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

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Nicholas (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)

Green Chemistry - Biocatalysis For Production Of High-Value Chemicals

The ultimate aim of biocatalysis research is to replace the petrochemical industry with clean and green microbial reactions using renewable and non-toxic feedstocks. But how exactly more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Nicholas (Associate Professor), Rutledge, Peter (Professor)

Creating new synthetic biology tools for genome engineering in bacteria

The new discipline of synthetic biology (SynBio) promises to transform every aspect of our lives, from medicines to agriculture to industry. The vision of SynBio is that organisms c more...

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

Uncovering the source of CO2 that’s respired when dry soil is rewet

Soil respiration is one of the largest components of the global C cycle, but also one of the hardest to model. A key aspect of this difficulty is that we do not have a good mechanis more...

Supervisor(s): Warren, Charles (Associate Professor)

The nutritional geometry of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cardio-metabolic health and lifespan

The global epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) has been linked to increased consumption of ‘western diets’ containing an abundance of processed foods rich in s more...

Supervisor(s): Simpson, Stephen (Professor), Wali, Jibran (Dr)