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Improving productivity, profitability, sustainability, and animal health and welfare of extensive and intensive beef cattle production using automatic monitoring and management systems

The Livestock in Future Landscapes Program seeks to understand how livestock interact with the environment and how these interactions determine the efficiency of production (growth, more...

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

Advanced sensor and data analytics in pasture-based dairy systems

The focus of this PhD will be to develop and evaluate innovative methods to capture, analyse and optimise data derived from a range of technologies and sensors to optimise individua more...

Supervisor(s): Garcia, Sergio (Yani) (Professor), Clark, Cameron Edward Fisher (Associate Professor)

Remote monitoring solutions for beef cattle welfare and productivity

The focus of this PhD will be to develop and evaluate innovative methods to capture, analyse and optimise data derived from a range of technologies and sensors to optimise beef catt more...

Supervisor(s): Clark, Cameron Edward Fisher (Associate Professor), Garcia, Sergio (Yani) (Professor)

A purpose-built brain imaging scanner for awake, freely moving animals

We recently developed a technology that enables the brain of a small animal to be imaged while the animal is free to move. This opens up a new class of experiments aimed at relating more...

Supervisor(s): Meikle, Steven (Professor), Kyme, Andre (Dr)

Adaptation to variable climate and mitigation of greenhouse emissions in the beef industry

The Livestock in Future Landscapes Program seeks to understand how livestock interact with the environment and how these interactions determine the efficiency of production (growth, more...

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

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)

Role of Fire in Shrub encroachment in Alpine NSW

The alpine region of snowy mountains is an extremely important ecosystem in terms of biodiversity, water production and carbon sequestration. However, the extent to which fire, and more...

Supervisor(s): Ingram, Lachlan (Dr), Adams, Mark (Professor), Bell, Tina (Associate Professor)

Surface estimation of freely moving animals to enable quantitative neuroimaging

Accurate estimation of the highly non-rigid surface of freely moving animals is necessary to properly quantify data from brain imaging studies in which the animals are allowed to mo more...

Supervisor(s): Meikle, Steven (Professor), Kyme, Andre (Dr)

Characterising and compensating for partial volume effects in motion-compensated brain imaging of small animals

Partial volume effects resulting from the limited spatial resolution of positron emission tomography (PET) remain a key limitation to accurate quantification of PET image data. This more...

Supervisor(s): Meikle, Steven (Professor), Kyme, Andre (Dr)