News and events

Jul 21

Efforts to understand physiological diversity in birds have typically focused on variation among species, with far less known about intraspecific variation. Over the last few years, we have examined among-population differences in a range of thermal variables in a common, widespread southern African passerine bird, the white-browed sparrow-weaver (Plocepasser mahali)....

1 June 2015

Planting has finished on a new phase of our experiments to assess the suitability of a range of selected Eucalyptus camaldulensis clonal lines under field conditions as part of the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) project in partnership with the CSIRO....


Impacts Of Elevated CO2 On Aphids
Changes in host plant quality resulting from global climate change and attack from multiple herbivores have the potential to modify the pest status of insect herbivores.
HDR student Honglang Duan and experiments on Eucalyptus radiata
Elevated temperature accelerates the time-to-mortality in plants exposed to prolonged drought, while elevated CO2 reduces stomatal conductance and water loss.