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PhD Scholarships Urban Ecology
Full time at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia

PhD Scholarships Urban Ecology Full time at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia

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Posted on September 19, 2017

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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.

Closing Date:

Thursday, October 5, 2017

More info and application:



Professor Michelle Leishman

Dr Alessandro Ossola

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