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Forecasting soil conditions

Not knowing where and how soil responds to climate change and human intervention compromises food, water, climate and energy security. Currently there is a lack of soil process know more...

Supervisor(s): Minasny, Budiman (Professor), McBratney, Alex (Professor)

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)

Insulin-mediated regulation of adipocyte lipolysis

Insulin, a hormone that is released after a meal, regulates many aspects of metabolism including a process called lipolysis that involves the release of fatty acids into the circula more...

Supervisor(s): James, David (Professor)

Cumulative modeling of Maternal Immune Activation to assess risk factors of common neurodevelopmental disease

Neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy, autism, Tourette syndrome or ADHD affect 10% of children. There is increasing evidence that maternal inflammation whilst pregnant, ter more...

Supervisor(s): Hofer, Markus (Dr)

Ecological flows and floodplain trees, how do we estimate impacts?

Floodplain ecology provides important ecosystem functions, such a storage of flood peaks and filtration of sediments from water, as well as providing habitat for a range of native f more...

Supervisor(s): Vervoort, Willem (Associate Professor)

Evolutionary impacts of Tasmanian devil population restoration

Tasmanian devils are in decline due to devil facial tumour disease (DFTD), so the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program has been using translocations to help restore wild populations and more...

Supervisor(s): Grueber, Catherine (Dr)

Multi-omic responses to dietary change: insights from poultry

Diet is a crucial mechanism by which organisms interact with their environment. The body responds to the food it receives to control nutrient uptake and moderate physiological pathw more...

Supervisor(s): Grueber, Catherine (Dr), Liu, Sonia (Dr), Whittington, Camilla (Dr)

CHARACTERISATION OF ERUSIOLIN - A NEW PEPTIDE HORMONE

In this project we aim to characterise the function of a new gut-derived peptide we have discovered in human plasma, named erusiolin, which we hypothesise plays a role in appetite r more...

Supervisor(s): Larance, Mark (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)

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)