Summer Scholarship Project Reports

The scholarships run for a 10 week period from early December to late February. During that time, successful applicants are expected to undertake full-time work on the chosen project. The scholarships are open for competition among students completing their second or third year of study in an appropriate discipline at an Australian university. [more details]

Reports of three student projects carried out in Dec 2008 - Feb 2009:

Aiden Varan's Project:
Does genetic delineation exist between Eastern Australian Helmet orchids?

Steve Chivers' Project
Population genetics of the invasive honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) using AFLP’s: A comparison between native and invasive ranges.

Report of one student project carried out in Dec 2006 - Feb 2007:

Melita Baum's Project
The biodiversity and evolutionary relationships of the Australian members of the liverwort genus Fossombronia through molecular sequences.

Reports of three student projects carried out in Dec 2004 - Feb 2005:

Nathan Potter's project: Evaluation of inoculation methods to determine disease response of cultivated and native cultivars to Fusarium oxysorum f. sp. Vasinfectum

Tristan Reekie's project: Evolutionary Relationships among Rust Fungi in the Genus Melampsora

Susan Brandner's project: An assessment of the fungal specificity of the orchid sub-tribe Pterostylis

Reports of five student projects carried out in Dec 2003 - Feb 2004:

Lyndsey Vivian's project: Patterns of Weed Invasion in Subalpine Vegetation and the Role of Trifolium repens (White Clover)

William Murray's project: Exploring the ecological implications of insect body size

Emma Crewdson's project: Conservation of Australian Orchids by Seed Propagation

Samantha Citroen's project: Fern Distribution and Diversity in Australia

Sara Rich's project: Phylogenetic relationships of the Australasian citrus: the Citreae tribe in a world context.

Reports of four student projects carried out in Dec 2002 - Feb 2003:

Pierre-Ulric Achour's project: Phylogeny in the Red Ironbarks (Eucalyptus series Siderophloiae)

Amy Davidson's project: Native Fusarium and Cotton in Australia.

Rosemary Golding's project: Ecological Risk Assessment of Transgenic Virus-Resistant White Clover.

Nicole Vella's project: The Hornwort Genus Megaceros: The Australian Connection.

Reports of four student projects carried out in Dec 2001 - Feb 2002:

Luke Barrett's project on Variation in Growth and Spore Production in the Fungal Pathogen Alternaria brassicicola.

Danielle Medek's project on Asterella drummondii complex in New South Wales: How many species?

Alex Roberts' project on Australian Teucrium L. and its World Context.

Alison Skinner's project studying the effects of tree isolation on the genetic diversity and seed production of Camden White Gum (Eucalyptus benthamii Maiden et Cambage).

Reports of two student projects carried out in Dec 2000 - Feb 2001:

Julia Cooke's project on the impact of Privet (Ligustrum lucidum) and Olive (Olea europea) on the Cumberland Plain.

Matthew Rawling's project on regional allozyme divergence in Sugar Gum, Eucalyptus cladocalyx


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