RESEARCH BLOG

Australian estuarine worms hitch a lift up and down the coast using currents!

 

For a long time, we have assumed that populations of estuarine-dwelling seaworms along the east coast of Australia would be isolated from each other. After all, adult worms are attached to th...

By Katie Moon (PhD Student)

 

When I tell people that I went to the Falkland Islands, there are invariably two responses; either they are insanely jealous, or smile knowingly before opening another Google tab. The former is, thankfully, more common, but the latter is ent...

January 10, 2015

 

ARC (DECRA) project, January 2014 - December 2016

 

Volcanic areas could act as safe-havens for plants and animals in glaciated regions. This research will use molecular, ecological and spatial analyses to test whether Antarctic species sheltered in patches of ice-free...

March 10, 2014

 

Dispersal of penguin parasites

 

Penguin parasites present an intriguing system for studying dispersal, evolution and host-parasite relationships. Although the fleas, ticks and lice that parasitise penguins are terrestrial, penguins spend much of their time at sea - do...

February 11, 2014

 

 

Laura Wilson, PhD student, 2014 -

 

Laura is studying the connectivity of tropical marine ecosystems in north-western Australasia with a focus on Sargassum seaweed rafting. Laura's project will use genetic (phylogeographic) and remote sensing approaches. For more infor...

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