Tag Archives: Biological Sciences

Devil release (Tom Demmery). Image courtesy of Michelle Power.

Even devils have parasites

Facial Tumours aren’t the only transmissible disease impacting on Tasmanian Devils. Associate Professor Michelle Power and her team have been investigating the ecosystem of microbes devils carry around with them.

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Shark Deterrence

An increase in the number of fatal shark attacks in recent years has seen renewed interest in technologies that deter sharks from interacting too closely with humans. Surfers are at the greatest risk of shark attack and by developing novel technologies to deter sharks Hart is hopeful his team can save lives.

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Reef Fish and Energy Use

Modelling ecological phenomena on the basis of energy and materials available in the environment provides a deeper understanding of the environmental constraints to life. Reef fishes represent the most species-rich group of vetebrates and occupy diverse habitats that vary substantially in temperature across the globe.

Photo: P. Harmsen, MNF 2015

Trialling the new Marine National Facility

Dr Leanne Armand (Dept. Biological Sciences) and A/Prof. Kelsie Dadd (Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences) have just returned from the East Coast of Tasmania where they participated on a 5 day “Geosciences” trial voyage on the new Marine National Facility.