C3 Honours program
An Honours year is a great way to enhance your research skills and improve your future job/career prospects. If you have consistently scored a credit average in the second and third years of your undergraduate study and are interested in working on a C3 project within The School of the Environment we'd be interested in talking to you.
Why Honours at C3?
- C3 researchers work across a diverse range of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and are well connected with government and industry which means the research is meaningful and practical.
- In addition successful applicants receive $2500 in funding with the opportunity to receive a further $2500 as a C3 Manuscript Submission Bonus (conditions apply).
Applying for Honours
Project topics at a glance
|Topic||Research Group||Lead Supervisor|
|Carbon, water and energy fluxes in tropical and semi-arid Australia||Terrestrial Ecohydrology||James Cleverly|
|Ecohydrology of groundwater -vegetation interactions||Terrestrial Ecohydrology||James Cleverly|
|Algal photosynthesis and biofuel precursor productivity in vertically-oriented photobioreactors||Aquatic Processes - Biofuels||Ross Lilley|
|Importance of respiratory processes in lipid optimisation of microalgae for biofuel production||Aquatic processes - Biofuels||Martin Schliep|
|Climate stress resilience of a habitat-forming macroalgae||Aquatic Processes - Coastal Oceanography||Martina Doblin|
|Using satellites to understandphytoplankton dynamics in Australia's coastal ocean||Aquatic Processes - Coastal Oceanography||Martina Doblin|
|Microbial ecology of Sydney Harbour||Aquatic Processes - Ocean Microbiology||Justin Seymour|
|Characterising the ecology of microbes associated with coral symbionts||Aquatic Processes - Ocean Microbiology||Justin Seymour|
|Is the invasive seaweed Caulerpa taxifolia functionally similar to native seagrasses?||Aquatic Processes||Paul Gribben|
|Determining the mechanisms driving the rapid spread of a native seaweed in NSW||Aquatic Processes||Paul Gribben|
|Reactive oxygen production in corals: the role of host and symbiont||Aquatic Processes||
|How do different clades of Symbiodinium dissipate excess light energy?||Aquatic Processes||Anthony Larkum|
|Sediment gas flux estimations under light limiting conditions in ecologically important seagrasses||Aquatic Processes||Daniel Nielsen|
|Correcting oceanographic estimates of chlorophyll distribution||Aquatic Processes||Peter Ralph|
|Impact of UV and CO2 on photoprotection of Antarctic microalgae||Aquatic Processes||Peter Ralph|
|Rapid spectroscopic screening of lipids for algal biofuels||Aquatic Processes/Chemistry - Biofuels||Peter Ralph/Barbara Stuart|
|Seagrasses: the microbial breakdown of rhizome carbohydrates||Aquatic Processes/Chemistry||Peter Ralph/Barbara Stuart|
|A study of the effect of environmental stress on the microstructural properties of corals||Aquatic Processes/Chemistry||Peter Ralph/Barbara Stuart|
|Influence of oxygen and CO2 concentrations on alternate electron pathways in corals||Aquatic Processes||Milan Szabo|
Contact the relevant supervisor if you'd like more detail.
- If there are other areas of interest that you'd like to pursue that aren't listed here contact any C3 member for advice.
- C3 is a cross disciplinary Research Strength and welcomes undergraduates with Maths and Physics backgrounds.
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Environmental Science or contact Course Director Dr Brad Murray
Profiles of C3 Honours students
If you need any further incentive look at the video footage taken by Mitch Hollier, the first UTS Honours student to visit Antarctica.
Honours graduates profiles (external site)