The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Science is offering PhD Scholarships for Indigenous students seeking to do a PhD at the University of Melbourne.
This represents a great opportunity for students to enter a supportive environment on a well-funded Scholarship to work with world-leading biodiversity and threatened species researchers and the NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub.
If you are interested in PhD research in conservation and management of biodiversity, and threatened species that can include work on Country and in collaboration with Traditional Owners, please contact Professor Brendan Wintle -firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful applicants would be supported by an Agilent Technologies Scholarship with research and extra support costs provided by the NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub. You can read more about the Agilent initiative here.
Research in the NESP TSR Hub is highly collaborative with land managers including Indigenous land managers.
You can read more about some of our key work in this area here:
Indigenous engagement vital to saving species
Designing a best-practice bilby monitoring program for Martu rangers
Collaborative research on far eastern curlew with Larrakia Rangers.
Cats, fire and small mammals on the Tiwi Islands
Indigenous Action in threatened species management
Indigenous land and threatened species conservation: Whats the overlap?
Karajarri Rangers are leading a Threatened Species Recovery Hub research project to investigate how different fire management approaches affect biodiversity. The first field trip took place in April this year, when a team of 16 rangers, support staff and scientists journeyed to the Edgar Ranges for eight days of wildlife monitoring. Hub researcher Sarah Legge worked with the rangers to compile this report from the field.
Cissy Gore-Birch is a member of the Threatened Species Recovery Hub’s steering committee and the Chair of its Indigenous Reference Group. The Indigenous Reference Group was established to assist hub leaders and project teams to strengthen the engagement and participation of Indigenous people in the hub’s activities and research projects. Cissy recently attended the Species of the Desert Festival on the Paruku Indigenous Protected Area, where she spoke about both threatened and culturally important species, and increasing the voice of Indigenous people in environmental policies and research.
Dr Sally Box, the Australian Government’s Threatened Species Commissioner, talks about the importance of working with Indigenous groups to conserve Australia’s threatened species.
Researchers from the Threatened Species Recovery Hub are calling on citizen scientists to help them learn more about Australia’s possums and gliders by recording sightings in a new, free app. Dr Rochelle Steven from the University of Queensland is passionate about Australia’s possums and gliders and believes people in the community can do a lot to help support conservation, especially in urban areas.
There are 27 different types of possums and gliders in Australia. They have a huge variety of sizes, shapes and appearances. We’ve compiled a profile on every species here. One quarter of our possums and gliders are listed as threatened under Australian environmental law. Help their conservation, be a citizen scientist: you can record sightings of possums from your local areas in the free 'CAUL Urban Wildlife App'.