PhD project: The effects of fire on biodiversity in north-central Victoria

PhD scholarships: The effects of fire on biodiversity in north-central Victoria

Charles Sturt University, Albury, NSW

Stipend: $26,288 (tax free) per year over 3 years plus a $5,000 top up.

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An opportunity exists for a student to undertake a PhD on the effects of fire on biodiversity in the Strathbogie ranges of north-east Victoria. The project will be supervised by Dr Dale Nimmo of the Institute of Land, Water and Society (ILWS) and the School of Environmental Science. Focal taxonomic groups could include mammals, birds, reptiles, plants (with co-supervision from Dr Jodi Price, CSU), or pollinators (with co-supervision from Dr Manu Saunders, CSU).

The project is supported by the Goulburn Broken CMA (Dr Jenny Wilson) and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Society (Dr Jane Roots), with substantial opportunity for industry engagement.

As well as an annual stipend ($31,288 including top up) and considerable in-kind support, the student will have access to operating funds ($5,000 per year) to support travel and fieldwork.

Applicants must apply through Charles Sturt University for a relevant scholarship for doctoral studies e.g. Australian Post Graduate Award (APA) or CSU University Postgraduate Research Scholarship. Further details are at: http://www.csu.edu.au/research/scholarships

Potential candidates will need a First Class Honours, Masters degree with a research component, or equivalent.

Please contact Dr Dale Nimmo for further information: email: dnimmo@csu.edu.au (phone: 02 6051 9827).

Expressions of interest close 28th of October, 2016.

 

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