Post-graduate research

Two PhD opportunities on reintroduction biology

These two exciting PhD projects in reintroduction biology are being offered as part of a Bringing Back Biodiversity ARC Linkage - a research partnership between the ACT Government, ANU and James Cook University.

The projects are:

(1) Reintroduction Biology of Australian Small Mammals: the Eastern Chestnut Mouse (Pseudomys gracilicaudatus), New Holland Mouse (Pseudomys novaehollandiae) and Yellow-footed Antechinus (Antechinus flavipes)

Dating the appearance of the divaricate growth form in the New Zealand flora

I would like to advertise a postgraduate scholarship in plant evolutionary biology. The topic is "Dating the appearance of the divaricate growth form in the New Zealand flora", and is available as either an MSc or a PhD. Overseas students may apply for the PhD scholarship; the MSc scholarship is open only to NZ student. The student will work with an interdisciplinary supervisory team including Chris Lusk of University of Waikato, and Rob Smissen of Landcare Research (Lincoln). The laboratory work will be carried out at Lincoln.

PhD positions in Lake and Terrestrial Paleoecology

Two PhD positions in paleoecology are available in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland. The positions are associated with a project focusing on tipping points in coupled terrestrial and lake systems, funded by the New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge. The research will use cutting-edge methods in palaeoecology and paleolimnology, supported by quantitative modelling, to define how past and present human action in watersheds can drive large changes in terrestrial and lake community composition and trophic state.

PhD projects in reintroduction biology

Four exciting PhD projects are being offered in reintroduction biology as part of the "Bringing Back Biodiversity" ARC Linkage programme - a research partnership between the ACT Government, ANU, CSIRO and James Cook University.

The projects are:

(1) The Reintroduction Biology of the Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus). 

(2) The Reintroduction Biology of the Eastern Chestnut Mouse (Pseudomys gracilicaudatus) and New Holland Mouse (Pseudomys novaehollandiae).

Four PhD projects in reintroduction biology

Four exciting PhD projects in reintroduction biology are being offered as part of the ARC Linkage project "Bringing Back Biodiversity" - a research partnership between the ACT Government, ANU, CSIRO and James Cook University. The projects are:

(1) The Reintroduction Biology of the Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus). 

(2) The Reintroduction Biology of the Eastern Chestnut Mouse (Pseudomys gracilicaudatus) and New Holland Mouse (Pseudomys novaehollandiae).

PhD positions (x2) in drought physiology of native forests

PhD position studying impacts of drought in New Zealand native forests

The problem: Widespread drought-induced forest mortality is a global issue arising from climate change as alterations to rainfall patterns affect water-use and productivity of trees across the world. In much of Aotearoa New Zealand, climate change will result in longer, drier summers, more frequent extreme events such as droughts, rising temperatures and associated increased concentrations of atmospheric CO2.

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