PhD Scholarships Urban Ecology
at Macquarie University in
PhD Scholarships Urban Ecology Full time at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia
Job highlightsPosted on September 19, 2017
We are looking for three highly motivated and qualified PhD candidates for
the Which Plant Where Project (WPW).
The Which Plant Where Project (WPW) is a five-year research program that
brings together a consortium of researchers, government agencies, industry
partners and nursery growers to increase urban green spaces resilience to
climate and socio-environmental change. The collaborative team will align
science with industry experience to develop tools and resources that will
facilitate optimal plant selection for urban green spaces across Australia,
while providing multiple co-benefits for our cities and its inhabitants.
Examples of potential research topics include: plant species tolerance;
plant traits; urban forestry; urban green infrastructure; urban ecology;
climate change adaptation; ecosystem services; human health; bioclimatic
modelling; nature-based solutions for climate change: ecological design,
Applications are open to international candidates as well as Australian or
New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
PhD students will be based within the newly formed Centre for Smart Green
Cities, Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University, Sydney,
Australia. Depending on the selected project the student will work under
the supervision of Professor Michelle Leishman, Professor Lesley Hughes, Dr
Linda Beaumont, Dr Rachael Gallagher, Dr Alessandro Ossola.
Scholarships are available to eligible candidates to undertake a direct
entry into a 3 year PhD program. Each MQRTP scholarship provides a full-
time annual stipend of AUD$27,082 (tax exempt), for up to 3 years (indexed
annually). The scholarship is comprised of a Tuition Fee Offset and a
Living Allowance Stipend.
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record
of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant
research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or
prizes in line with the University's scholarship rating guidelines.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
More info and application:
Professor Michelle Leishman
Dr Alessandro Ossola