A fully funded PhD position is available to work in the Murray Ecology Lab in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney. Research in the lab focuses primarily on fire ecology and invasion ecology. More information about the lab is available here.
This is a collaborative project with the Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales Australia
Title: Establishing the flammability of native and exotic plants for bushfire management
Supervisors: Dr Brad Murray and Dr Leigh Martin
Value and Duration: UTS Science Faculty Strategic Scholarship
The successful candidate will be awarded $26,682 AUD per annum over 3 years
Project Description: Wildfires are increasing in frequency and intensity, putting human lives and infrastructure at risk. This PhD project will determine the flammability of native and exotic plants, information critical for landscape designs that need to mitigate wildfire risks to lives and homes in fire-prone areas.
Desirable Skills and Qualifications:
- We seek a PhD student with keen interests in plant ecology/physiology and trait-based ecology
- Driving licence (for field work) and an interest in field work and laboratory experiments in ecology
- Open to international and domestic students for commencement at either the beginning or the middle of the year, 2017
Applications close : March 15, 2017
Send your CV and a ½ page expression of interest to
Dr Brad Murray: Email
Applicants for the scholarship must also apply to be admitted to the PhD degree at UTS, as per the instructions here.