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Honours Projects

The NCCARF-TB Network offers up to $7000 in research funds to honours or Masters students twice a year. Successful projects address terrestrial biodiversity adapation to climate change.

Find reports of completed projects linked in the table below.

Honours/Masters Projects Funded

Student Project University Report
Round 1 - March 2009
Verity Miles Assessing predicted impacts of global warning on cool temperate rainforest biota. University of Melbourne,
Australian National University
Rowan Harris Using geographic information systems (GIS) and aerial photography to create and analyse a Tasmanian map of the health of forest fragments and paddock trees in dry landscapes within the Clyde river catchments. University of Tasmania
Keziah Nunn Understanding the impact of increasing drought on vulnerable systems. University of Tasmania pdf_logo
Round 2 - July 2009
Nola Hancock The role of plant provenance in restoration ecology under climate change. Macquarie University
Kris Bell Behavioural and physiological adaptations to climate change in Australian snakes. James Cook University pdf_logo
Kaylet McDonald Can owls be used to monitor threatened mountain mammals in Queensland’s Wet Tropics? University of Sunshine Coast pdf_logo
Jonathon Thompson Adaptations of ant communities to chaning fire regimes in forest in North-east Victoria. La Trobe University pdf_logo
Round 3 - March 2010
Angela Eads Building a model system to measure local adaptation to desiccation stress in a terrestrial breeding frog. University of Western Australia
Lui Weber Plant endemism, refugia and climate change in Australian Subtropical Rainforest. University of Queensland pdf_logo
Valerie Hagger Assessing the vulnerability of vertebrate species in subtropical rainforest of south-east Queensland (SEQ) to climate change. University of Queensland
Murray Scown Vegetation and physical characteristics in veg patches thought out the Kimberly – composition and biodiversity. University of New England
Round 4 - July 2010
Arnaud Gourret Rainforest geckos and climate change. James Cook University
Louise Romania Hybridisation and rapid evolution in eucalypts of the Murray-Darling Basin. La Trobe University
Allan Marsh Vulnerability and adaptive potential of a threatened species in the Australian arid-zone system in light of climate change. University of Wollongong
Michael Lee What are the different adaptation strategies of inland and coastal Acacia species to climate change? University of Wollongong
Round 5 - April 2011
Vanessa Stylianou Variation in morphological and physiological traits of a widespread and localised eucalypt species as a reflection of adaptive capacity in a drying climate. Edith Cowan University
Daniel Welsh Heat stress in rainforest trees. University of Queensland
Lara Upton How do micorbats tolerate the conditions of tropical hot roosts? James Cook University
Delphia Manietta Ecophysiology of plant species and interations. University of Queensland
Round 6 - August 2011
Barton Huntley Using digital multispectral imagery to detect vegetation change in the species Agonis flexuosa. Murdoch University
Round 7 - April 2012
Jasmine Lee Assessing the climate vulnerability of Australia’s threatened species. University of Queensland
Billy Ross Physiological stress responses of Australian wet forest frogs (Mixophyes fasciolatus) and synergies between disease (chytridiomycosis) and climate variability along altitudinal gradients in South East Queensland. Griffith University
Stephen Seaton Effect of drought stress on population levels of Woodborers (Cerambycidae, Phoracantha spp.) in the Northern Jarrah Forest. Murdoch University