Australian wildlife ecology and conservation

Project opportunity

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

This project seeks to understand patterns in Australian wildlife communities and how food webs are changing due to disturbances, such as habitat fragmentation and loss of apex predators. The PhD student will address these questions by collecting a new dataset of camera trapping studies across Queensland's Wet Tropics.

Scholarship value

As a scholarship recipient, you'll receive: 

  • living stipend of $28,597 per annum tax free (2021 rate), indexed annually
  • tuition fees covered
  • single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Supervisor

Dr Matthew Luskin

School of Biological Sciences

Email: m.luskin@uq.edu.au

Preferred educational background

Your application will be assessed on a competitive basis.

We take into account your

  • previous academic record
  • publication record
  • honours and awards
  • employment history.

A working knowledge of statistics, coding in R, and wildlife ecology would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of ecology or conservation and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of statistics is highly desirable.

Latest commencement date

If you are the successful candidate, you must commence by Research Quarter 1, 2023. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date.

If you are an international applicant, you may need to apply much earlier for visa requirements.

How to apply

You apply for this project as part of your PhD program application.

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