Characterizing climate change mitigation and adaptation through restoration of coastal wetlands

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.

Supervisor – Professor Catherine

Coastal blue carbon describes the carbon stored in soils and biomass of coastal wetlands which has an important function in regulating greenhouse gases. They also provide coastal protection, habitat for biodiversity, fisheries and amelioration of land-based pollution. Coastal wetlands have been degraded globally, reducing their capacity to store carbon and to support and protect coastal communities and their economies. This PhD researcher will develop a project to assess how restoration of coastal wetlands can contribute to climate change mitigation and how this might be influenced by sea level rise and other climate change factors.

Preferred educational background

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant's previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

A working knowledge of techniques for monitoring coastal wetlands would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

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

A background or knowledge of vulnerability of coastal wetlands to climate change is highly desirable.

*The successful candidate must commence by Research Quarter 1, 2024. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date. International applicants may need to apply much earlier for visa reasons.

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