Dominating the Antarctic environment: This project aims to set the ground work for this using a new method to measure plant photosynthetic health. Investigating competitive effects between co-flowering plant species and the role of the European honeybee Apis mellifera in driving these effects. When excited the chlorophyll emits a small amount of heat and red light, this red light is focused and detected by the instrument and gives information about the plants health. UOW has one of only three LIFT instruments in the world and in this project we will be examining how measurements with the LIFT instrument are affected by different crop species, leaf angle and canopy structure as well as using LIFT to measure how plants cope with sun-flecks in low light environments.

Stable isotopes reveal past polar environments Publications: Marine connectivity of invertebrates with intertidal and subtidal distributions of the temperate Australian coast. Integrating transient heterogeneity of non-photochemical quenching in shade-grown heterobaric leaves of avocado Persea americana L. My PhD aims to examine the ecology of soft sediment fish assemblages in temperate waters of South Eastern Australia. Spotlight Find out why it pays to stay connected with UOW after you graduate. In fire prone environments, many plant species are killed by the passage of fire and recruitment from the seed bank post fire is critical to ensure populations are sustained. Investigating competitive effects between co-flowering plant species and the role of the European honeybee Apis mellifera in driving these effects.

Physical dormancy is one of the most common types of dormancy in these ecosystems where heat from fire breaks the dormancy.

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They may provide insights into adaptive evolution, and could be used in conservation management of marine reserves. The fact that this behaviour has been shown to vary considerably, within a single species and also between multiple species across genera or families, indicates that there may be external factors influencing the behaviour.

Dr Phil Byrne Email: However very little is known about how the temperatures needed to break dormancy vary between and within sites, and what possible causes trackwr any variation may exist. Phylogeny of Antarctic Mosses Awards: Modelling the impact of decline in a future ocean.

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This project aims to set the ground yhesis for this using a new method to measure plant photosynthetic health. Dr Marian Wong Email: Why then, do we observe so many examples in nature, including our own species, in which individuals routinely delay or completely forgo their trwcker reproductive opportunities in order to join and remain within a group?

This decision is intriguing as, on the face of it, one might expect an individual to maximise its genetic contribution by breeding as soon as possible and as many times as possible for the duration of its life.

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The Laverick-Webster-Hewitt Thsis for yracker overall best performance in the final examination of a student reading Geology Environmental Science – University of Sheffield. Understanding fine scale patterns of connectedness such as those among intertidal and subtidal areas are important because they ultimately influence the broad scale genetic and morphological patterns which can occur at the geographic level.

Bryophyte species composition over moisture gradients in the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica: One way to improve productivity and lessen resource wastage would be to measure plant health from a distance and over large areas, allowing farmers to selectively allocate resources to plants which uiw them.

Contact Future Students Team on Variation of physical dormancy and its ecological role in unpredictable environments Publications: The biotic and abiotic factors driving this distribution were also investigated using statistical models and manipulative experiments.

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Low-impact monitoring of dynamic vegetation communities in East Antarctica. When excited the chlorophyll emits a small amount of heat and red light, this red light is focused and detected by the instrument thesiss gives information about the plants health.

Low-impact monitoring of dynamic vegetation communities in East Antarctica Publications: Associate Professor Andy Davis Email: Over 20 sponge species have been catalogued thus far.

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Journal of Applied Phycology 25 3 p. UOW has one of only three LIFT instruments in the world and in this project we thesiss be examining how measurements with the LIFT instrument are affected by different crop species, leaf angle and canopy structure as well as using LIFT to measure how plants cope with sun-flecks in low light environments.

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which the University of Wollongong campuses stand, and we pay our respects to elders past and present. The sessile epifaunal invertebrate community associated with seagrass meadows traacker been poorly documented despite the alarming rate of global seagrass decline. This model can serve as a tool for predicting the impacts of climate change and provide insight into management options for preserving future biodiversity.

Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, 37 Plant and Cell Physiology, 54 11 Plant trxcker with physical dormancy occur in many different vegetation types and are particularly common in disturbance-prone areas.

Decades of occupation in these areas have left a legacy of wastes that may be impacting the local biota. Polar regions are predicted to experience some of the most pronounced climatic changes over the next century, with subsequent effects on biologically accessible water of particular concern.

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Spatial co-registration of ultra-high resolution visible, multispectral and thermal images acquired with a micro-UAV over Antarctic moss beds. By studying the variation of dormancy-breaking temperature thresholds within populations of fire-following physically dormant species, as well as among years of seed production and seed age in the seed bank, my project will investigate physical dormancy variation and subsequently the mechanistic processes potentially controlling seed bank dynamics.

Associate Professor Andy Davis Co-supervisor: