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This advanced R course gives you new knowledge of how to use the more detailed features of R. This is an essential skill for managing your data and making it accessible and easy to visualise. Dates from April 11 to 13 2017.

"I am looking for a highly motivated PhD student to contribute to a new Australian Research Council Discovery project that aims to resolve a number of long-standing questions regarding hydraulic function of plants: at what point in the process of water stress do emboli form in xylem conduits? How do plants recover from these drought-induced disruptions to water transport?

7 February 2017: New Volunteering Opportunities

  • Emu Fieldwork - Three Volunteers Needed
  • Christmas Island Flying Fox
  • Ghost Bats
  • Climatic change on plants and insects in the Sydney region
Great new postdoc opportunities!

Following the success of the multi-million dollar grant "Healthy bee populations for sustainable pollination in horticulture", The Institute is seeking to appoint four new researchers as part of the project's goals to address key threats to pollinators and pollination services and has five work packages.

"I am looking for two highly motivated and qualified candidates for a PhD program of research based in HIE"s node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis: Functional genomics of C4 photosynthesis to focus on the fine dissection of enzymes regulating the activity of C4 photosynthesis; and Physiology of C4 photosynthesis to investigate the role of stomata and leaf structure in regulating photosynthesis and water use efficiency."

"I am looking for highly motivated PhD student to contribute to a NSW Environmental Trust project "A scientific basis for assisted gene migration under climate change". The project objectives are:

  • Characterise neutral and adaptive genetic variation to estimate demographic and evolutionary processes. Do warm/dry populations harbour adaptive variation for drought resilience?
  • Determine the ecological and physiological capacity to respond to climate change. Do plants growing under rainfall regimes found in their native source population outperform plants from different climates ('local-is-best')? Do warm/dry populations have higher resilience to drought?

22 September 2016

The female Superb Lyrebird of Australia is finally getting her day in the sun. The male is justly famous for his amazing ability to mimic sounds. But for the first time, scientists have conducted a systematic study of the sounds that female Superb Lyrebirds make. They find that she, too, is a skilled vocalist that can imitate the voices of at least 19 other bird species.

'Success Showcase' Magazine

Success Showcase

Welcome to the Autumn Success Showcase, our showcase magazine of news, research, stories and features from the Hawkesbury Institute...

Summer 2015 Showcase

Selecting Red Gums for a warmer, drier Australia of the future and much more...