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Project namesort icon Degree type Subject Supervisor
Xenon in early Earth Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Planetary studies
What the Earth is made of? Master of Science, PhB, Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Petrology, Planetary studies
Wave propagation and wavefront tracking in complex media Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Seismology and earthquakes
Water on the Moon Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research, Internships Petrology, Planetary studies, Volcanoes
Understanding links between metals, metal speciation and phytoplankton growth in the ocean Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research, Internships Marine Science
Tracking water in the solar system Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Graduate coursework, Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Environmental Geoscience, Petrology, Planetary studies, Volcanoes
Tracing fluids and rare elements in the crust by combining microscale oxygen isotope analysis with geochronology Honours, Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Geochronology (dating), Petrology
Thermochronology Higher degree research Petrology
Thermochemical mantle plumes Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution
The terrane architecture of East Australia PhB, Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Seismology and earthquakes
The role of water in upper-mantle seismic-wave attenuation: a laboratory study PhB, Honours, Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Rock Mechanics/Fluids, Seismology and earthquakes
The Map That Changes The World Higher degree research Economic and Structural Geology, Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults
The Indian Ocean Dipole, Australasian drought, and the great-earthquake cycle: Long-term perspectives for improved prediction Higher degree research Geochronology (dating), Ocean dynamics/fluid dynamics, Sea level change/Climate change, Seismology and earthquakes, Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults, Tomography
The history of mixing nucleosynthetic components during formation of our Solar System Master of Science, PhB, Higher degree research Geochronology (dating), Petrology, Planetary studies
The geochemistry of platinum group elements in felsic rocks Higher degree research Economic and Structural Geology, Petrology
The evolution of ore-associated felsic system with time Higher degree research Economic and Structural Geology, Geochronology (dating)
The effect of climate change on polar ice sheets Higher degree research Geodesy/GPS
The Early Time: towards consistent time scale of the Solar System formation Master of Science, Higher degree research Geochronology (dating), Petrology, Planetary studies
The dynamics of the adjustment of ocean overturning circulation to changing boundary conditions Higher degree research Ocean dynamics/fluid dynamics
The body-wave structure of East Antarctica PhB, Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Seismology and earthquakes, Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults, Tomography
Tectonic deformation of Papua New Guinea Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research Geodesy/GPS, Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults, Tomography
Synthetic sandstones from sintered glass beads PhB, Honours Rock Mechanics/Fluids
Studying the crust and the upper mantle structure beneath Australia using multiple geophysical datasets Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Seismology and earthquakes
Southern ocean nutrients and their links to climate change: insights from the elemental and isotope signature of diatoms Higher degree research Biogeochemistry, Environmental Geoscience, Marine Science
Sensing water vapour in the atmosphere using GPS Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research Geodesy/GPS, Sea level change/Climate change
Seismology: what is the reliability of tomographic models? Higher degree research Seismology and earthquakes
Seismology Higher degree research Seismology and earthquakes
Seismic wave propagation in heterogeneous media Higher degree research Seismology and earthquakes
Seismic tomography Higher degree research Seismology and earthquakes, Tomography
Seismic structure of the lithosphere and upper mantle Higher degree research Seismology and earthquakes
Seismic structure of Earth's core and lowermost mantle Higher degree research Seismology and earthquakes
Seismic sources Higher degree research Seismology and earthquakes
Seismic attenuation of multiple ScS waves in the South Pacific Master of Science, PhB Seismology and earthquakes
Satellites and Brooding Earthquakes in the Himalaya Honours, Higher degree research Geodesy/GPS, Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults
Regolith and rock art on Burrup Peninsula, northwestern Western Australia Higher degree research Geochronology (dating)
Reconstructing CO2 input and ecosystem changes from a natural ocean acidification experiment, Milne Bay, PNG Honours, Higher degree research Marine Science
Reading rocks Higher degree research Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults
Present-day variations in sea level Higher degree research Sea level change/Climate change
Precise timing of ore formation Master of Science, Honours, Higher degree research Economic and Structural Geology, Geochronology (dating), Petrology, Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults, Tomography
Planet's internal rotation Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research
Physical modelling of lava flows Honours, Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Ocean dynamics/fluid dynamics, Volcanoes
Petrology: crust and mantle dynamics Higher degree research Petrology
Numerical modeling of plate tectonics Higher degree research Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults
Non-linear seismic tomography Master of Science, Honours Seismology and earthquakes
Nitrogen in the Earth's mantle Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Planetary studies
Next gen tin: a new look at tin metallogeny in eastern Australia Higher degree research Economic and Structural Geology, Geochronology (dating), Petrology
New constraints on the Earth's inner core anisotropy from seismic body waves Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research, Internships Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Seismology and earthquakes
Neighbourhood algorithm Higher degree research Seismology and earthquakes
Monsoon extremes and catastrophic volcanic eruptions: Quantifying impacts on the early human history of southern Australasia Higher degree research Geochronology (dating), Sea level change/Climate change, Volcanoes
Monitoring present-day tectonic motion in Papua New Guinea Higher degree research Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults
Monitoring high grade metamorphic processes with accessory phases Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Geochronology (dating), Petrology, Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults, Tomography
Monitoring groundwater changes in Australia Master of Science, PhB, Honours Geodesy/GPS, Sea level change/Climate change
Molecular fossils and toxic ancient oceans Higher degree research Sea level change/Climate change
Modern and ancient mantle chemistry Master of Science, Honours, Internships Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Petrology, Planetary studies, Volcanoes
Modelling the Southern Ocean Honours, Higher degree research Ocean dynamics/fluid dynamics
Modelling of seismic sources Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research, Internships Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Rock Mechanics/Fluids, Seismology and earthquakes, Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults, Tomography, Volcanoes
Meteorite impacts and volcanic fire-fountains on the Moon Higher degree research Planetary studies
Maximum entropy eroduction and Earth's internal processes Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Planetary studies
Mass variations estimated from GRACE Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research Geodesy/GPS
Layered Earth inversions of airborne electromagnetic data Higher degree research
Landform evolution: how can we constrain surface processes models? Higher degree research Geochronology (dating)
Landform evolution Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults
Laboratory studies of the seismic signature of fluids in the Earth's crust PhB, Honours, Higher degree research Rock Mechanics/Fluids, Seismology and earthquakes
Laboratory modelling of the southern ocean circulation Undergraduate, Honours, Higher degree research Ocean dynamics/fluid dynamics
Laboratory and numerical modeling of lee wave breaking Undergraduate, PhB, Honours Ocean dynamics/fluid dynamics
Joint Inversion of Seismic, Tsunami and Geodetic Data for Rupture Models of Large Earthquakes PhB, Summer scholar Geodesy/GPS, Seismology and earthquakes
Inversion for regionalised upper mantle models: the RUM model Higher degree research Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults
Inside isotopic clocks: distribution of parent and daughter nuclides in geochronometer minerals Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Geochronology (dating), Petrology, Planetary studies
Imaging the Earth's interior structure with seismic tomography Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research Seismology and earthquakes, Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults, Tomography
How old are the planets? Master of Science, PhB, Higher degree research Geochronology (dating), Petrology, Planetary studies
How do sediments become magnetized? Higher degree research Geochronology (dating), Marine Science, Sea level change/Climate change
High-resolution modelling of Antarctic bottom water processes
High-Precision Hypocentre Determination for Local Earthquakes PhB, Honours, Internships Seismology and earthquakes
Have we already lost the Australian Lungfish? Honours, Higher degree research Environmental Geoscience
GRACE Follow-on mission Higher degree research Geodesy/GPS
Geospeedometry Higher degree research Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults
Geophysical parameterization and interpolation of irregular data using natural neighbours Higher degree research
Forward and inverse numerical models of the coupled mantle/lithosphere system Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research, Internships Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults, Tomography
Formation of garnet kelyphite rims on kimberlite-bourne peridotite xenoliths 80 hours special projects, Summer scholar, Internships Petrology
Forecasting the seismic potential of plate boundaries by looking at their past Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research Environmental Geoscience, Seismology and earthquakes, Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults, Tomography
Fluid flow and mineralisation in intrusion-related ore systems Higher degree research Economic and Structural Geology, Rock Mechanics/Fluids, Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults, Tomography
Finding the oldest molecular fossils of cyanobacteria 80 hours special projects, PhB Biogeochemistry, Environmental Geoscience, Marine Science, Palaeontology
Exploring potential and limitations of ultrahigh-precision U-Pb dating Master of Science, Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Geochronology (dating), Petrology, Planetary studies
Exploring Mars Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research, Internships Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Environmental Geoscience, Petrology, Planetary studies, Volcanoes
Establishing a tectonic listening post in Turkey Master of Science Economic and Structural Geology, Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults
Energetics of turbulent mixing in real fluids PhB, Honours, Higher degree research, Internships Ocean dynamics/fluid dynamics, Sea level change/Climate change
Efficiency of mantle plumes Master of Science, Honours Deep Earth/Continent evolution
Early Earth: the zircon tale continues Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Geochronology (dating), Petrology, Planetary studies
Dynamics of rotating convection and the ocean overturning circulation Master of Science, Honours Ocean dynamics/fluid dynamics
Dynamics of flow through ocean straits Honours, Higher degree research Ocean dynamics/fluid dynamics
Dynamical models of the global ocean overturning circulation Higher degree research Marine Science, Ocean dynamics/fluid dynamics
Dynamic and chemical evolution of the mantle Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution
Dislocation mobility and damping in single-crystal MgO Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Rock Mechanics/Fluids, Seismology and earthquakes
Diffusion as a limiting factor in isotopic dating and tracing Master of Science, Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Geochronology (dating), Petrology, Planetary studies
Diamonds are forever Master of Science, Honours, Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Geochronology (dating), Planetary studies, Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults, Tomography
Dating the Permian-Triassic extinction event in Australia Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research Economic and Structural Geology, Geochronology (dating), Palaeontology, Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults, Tomography
Crustal and mantle dynamics: what is the nature of the forces driving continental tectonics? Higher degree research Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults
Cosmic collisions on the Moon Master of Science, Honours, Higher degree research, Internships Planetary studies
Copper and its influence on marine phytoplankton growth Master of Science, Honours, Higher degree research, Internships Sea level change/Climate change
Computer modelling of physical properties of minerals under extreme conditions Master of Science, PhB, Honours Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Seismology and earthquakes
Computational methods for nonlinear inverse problems Honours, Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Seismology and earthquakes
Combining very long baseline interferometry and GPS in Australia Higher degree research Geodesy/GPS
Climate change and the melting of polar ice caps Higher degree research Geodesy/GPS, Sea level change/Climate change
Causes of interleaving intrusions between ocean fronts Master of Science, Honours Ocean dynamics/fluid dynamics
Carbonate eclogite in the upper mantle - its role in petrogenesis Higher degree research Petrology
Calibration of thermo-barometers for deeply subducted rocks Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Geochronology (dating), Petrology
Bulk dissipation in partially molten peridotite Honours, Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Rock Mechanics/Fluids, Seismology and earthquakes
Biogeochemistry and molecular fossils Master of Science, PhB, Honours, Higher degree research, Internships Sea level change/Climate change
Argon geochronology Higher degree research Geochronology (dating)
Archean continent formation and evolution Master of Science, Honours, Higher degree research, Internships Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Petrology, Planetary studies
Archaean granite-greenstone evolution Master of Science, Higher degree research Deep Earth/Continent evolution, Economic and Structural Geology, Geochronology (dating), Petrology
Antarctic GPS project: geodetic monitoring of isostatic rebound near the Lambert Glacier Higher degree research Geodesy/GPS
Analysis of Earthquake Data from the Indonesian Seismograph Network PhB, Honours, Internships Seismology and earthquakes
Analysis of broad-band seismic data Internships Seismology and earthquakes
Adaptive non-linear inversion of seismic data for Earth structure Master of Science, Honours Seismology and earthquakes, Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults, Tomography
A PhD student Fellowship in Palaeoclimatology/Palaeoceanography Higher degree research Biogeochemistry, Environmental Geoscience, Marine Science, Sea level change/Climate change
A comparative study of the geochemistry of ore-bearing Higher degree research Economic and Structural Geology
4D tectonic reconstruction - the fate of the subducted lithosphere PhB, Summer scholar Tectonics/Earth Deformation/faults

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