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. 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. My PhD aims to examine the ecology of soft sediment fish assemblages in temperate waters of South Eastern Australia. Low-impact monitoring of dynamic vegetation communities in East Antarctica Publications: My PhD aims to quantify and investigate possible causes of variation in the temperatures needed to break physical dormancy using the model species Acacia suaveolens. My project will determine the sensitivities of a range of subantarctic marine invertebrates to metal contamination.
Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, 37 In addition to contamination stressors, these species will be exposed to increasing temperatures and changes in salinities. Epub May My research includes spatial and temporal analysis of Phyllospora wrack distribution and its associated invertebrate fauna. Decades of occupation in these areas have left a legacy of wastes that may be impacting the local biota.
The relative importance of genetic diversity and phenotypic variation tthesis determinants of germination in physically dormant species in the face of climate change. Marine connectivity of invertebrates with intertidal and subtidal distributions of the temperate Australian coast.
Variation of physical dormancy and its ecological role in unpredictable environments. This involves species identification using microscopy, vegetation cover classification using object-based trafking analysis software, modelling of environmental parameters across sites in Antarctica and long-term climate analyses. Modelling the impact of decline in a future ocean. 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 need them.
Bryophyte species composition over moisture gradients in the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica: Dr Phil Byrne Email: Plant and Cell Physiology, 54 11 My PhD aims to examine the ecology of soft sediment fish assemblages in tnesis waters of South Eastern Australia. 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.
Plant species with physical dormancy occur in many different vegetation types and are particularly common in disturbance-prone areas.
The role of environmental variables in mediating interactions between the Eastern Mosquito fish and Australian fauna. Mediterranean seagrass ecosystems are also being thesiis to widen the scope of my research. Check out when UOW is coming near you.
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Tjesis biotic and abiotic factors driving this distribution were also investigated using statistical models and manipulative experiments. 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.
Australian Journal of Botany. Whilst CBPs are having success with rearing of animals, there are induced changes in the morphology, physiology and behaviour of animals resulting in low survivorship and poor success in reintroductions. After it detaches from thezis and becomes floating wrack it continues to serve as a habitat, food source and mode of dispersal.
This model can serve as a tool for predicting the impacts of climate change and provide insight into management options for preserving future biodiversity. This project aims to set the ground work for this using a new method to measure plant photosynthetic health.
Decades of occupation in these areas have left a legacy of wastes that may be impacting the local biota. This study will contribute to the understanding of seagrass communities worldwide and to the development of effective seagrass monitoring and theis programs.
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Assessing the proportion of dormant seeds at dispersal therefore provides little useful information when trying to determine variation among or within populations. Variation of physical dormancy and its ecological role in unpredictable environments Publications: Edited by David Curtis and Lucia Aguilar. 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.
In addition to contamination stressors, these species will be exposed to increasing temperatures and changes in salinities. Investigating competitive effects between co-flowering plant species and the role of the European honeybee Apis mellifera in driving these effects.
Genetic tests of the isolation of rare coastal dwarf populations of Banksia spinulosa. Epub May The sessile epifaunal invertebrate community associated with seagrass meadows have been poorly documented despite the alarming rate of global seagrass decline.
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Phyllospora comosa, an intertidal brown alga, provides important habitat for a wide variety of marine species, including invertebrates. Searchable publications Link to more photos. With a growing population and resource shortages, food production will be a major challenge for the next generation.