UTS scholarship

PhD Scholarship

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.


Please send us an email and we'll reply within three working days. Regards, NCC Fire and Restoration team


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