​Two PhD scholarships available: Christmas Island cat eradication and endemic flying fox

Fri, 26 Feb 2016

The University of Queensland (UQ) is offering Two PhD Top-Up Scholarships under the NESP Threatened Species Recovery (TSR) Hub.

Both scholarships are part of Project 2.3 - Enhancing threatened species outcomes for Christmas Island.

One scholarship is to address cat eradication, with a particular focus on decision analysis for monitoring and post eradication strategic management.

The other scholarship is to work on a decision analysis for the management of the endemic Christmas Island Flying Fox, in the face of considerable uncertainty and multiple threats.

Applicants for both scholarships will need to have a quantitative background and have a good understanding of approaches for environmental decision-making.

The top-ups will provide successful candidates with an additional $6,000 per year, on top of their PhD Scholarship stipend from other sources, plus support funds for fieldwork and attendance at Hub workshops and conferences. Scholarships will be for three years, annually renewed contingent on satisfactory progress. 
More details on these scholarships and important dates for 2016 can be found at www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/apply

For more information, please contact Project Leader Dr Eve McDonald-Madden at e.mcdonaldmadden@uq.edu.au.

Photo: Rainforest on Christmas Island, by Peter McKiernan FlickrCC BY-NA-ND 2.0.

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