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Opportunities for students

The ESA publishes student and volunteer opportunities on our website, in our weekly e-news, and via social media.

You can find a list of current student opportunities below.

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Latest Student Opportunities

Job type: PhD scholarship - Vegetation modelling
Institution: University of New South Wales
Location: Sydney
Country: Australia
Apply By : Friday, April 3, 2020 - 23:59

Landscape dynamics of regenerating forests: Predicting climate change impacts on carbon-farming projects in Australian Rangelands

Closes:
Friday, April 3, 2020

A doctoral scholarship (full scholarship plus operating expenses) is available for an outstanding candidate to undertake research on the ethnographic and archival evidence of Aboriginal food production. This Industry PhD scholarship, established by La Trobe University in partnership with Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation/Djandak Enterprises and Central Victorian Biolinks Alliance, will be awarded to a qualified applicant with a background in Archaeology, Aboriginal Studies, Anthropology, or History.

Closes:
Friday, April 17, 2020

A doctoral scholarship (fully-funded stipend plus operating) is available for an outstanding candidate to undertake research on the role of cultural fire in Aboriginal food production. This Industry PhD Research Scholarship, established by La Trobe University in partnership with Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation/Djandak Enterprises and Central Victorian Biolinks Alliance (CVBA), will be awarded to a qualified applicant with a background in botany, fire ecology or vegetation science.

Closes:
Friday, April 17, 2020

This project will investigate wildlife presence, use of tree hollows and nest boxes and breeding success post-fire. Providing supplementary habitat is widely used but poorly understood; several studies report that nest boxes have not benefitted priority species. 

Closes:
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

This project will build upon current PhD research, focused on ecology, by investigating behavioural adaptions of brush-turkeys to urban areas and if they perform the role of an ecosystem engineer.

Closes:
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

This project will complement the existing behavioural research by investigating cockatoos ecological adaptions to urban areas.

Closes:
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

I am seeking an excellent and motivated PhD student who is passionate about a career in conservation and ecological restoration. The project is based in the School of Natural Sciences at the University of Tasmania.

The project title: Restoring farmland for eastern barred bandicoot recovery in Tasmania

Closes:
Friday, April 17, 2020

We're seeking an enthusiastic PhD candidate to study migratory species. A top-up scholarship of $7000/yr is available for a suitable applicant; note that the successful candidate will also need to obtain a domestic research scholarship-- please contact us to find out more.

Closes:
Friday, March 6, 2020

I am seeking applicants for a PhD Scholarship at the University of Tasmania (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia). The project revolves around replicated field experiments across a range of agricultural catchments in northern Tasmania and south-west Western Australia, and we already have a companion PhD candidate at Murdoch University (Perth, Western Australia) to undertake the WA portion of this research.

Closes:
Friday, February 14, 2020

PhD Scholarship in Vertebrate Ecology

Closes:
Friday, February 28, 2020

The Opportunity
Monash University invites expressions of interest for a PhD scholarship covering all fees and a tax-free stipend ($27,872 p.a.).

Closes:
Monday, December 16, 2019

Funded-PhD in tropical ecology / conservation
Joint-program at the University of Queensland & SUSTech (China)
Simple application due on 19 October, start date will be in Oct 2020

Closes:
Friday, October 18, 2019

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to undertake a 3-year research-driven PhD program in koala physiological ecology and/or remote sensing and/or bioenergetic modelling of koala food resource quality commencing in 2019. The successful candidate will be part of a broader project with common goals. Given the multidisciplinary nature of the project, we encourage applicants with interest and expertise in vertebrate nutritional ecology, physiological ecology (particularly thermal and metabolic physiology), remote sensing and/or species distribution modelling to apply.

Closes:
Monday, September 30, 2019

Would you like to undertake a PhD program at Australia’s most research intensive university? Are you interested in the role of biodiversity in supporting agriculture? Here is an opportunity to conduct research on aspects of crop pollination by bees in Australian agriculture, at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University. We are working on two related areas.

Closes:
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences is offering two exciting PhD opportunities in fire ecology. The successful candidates will work closely with members of several research groups including the Fire and Biodiversity Group and the Biodiversity Dynamics Research Group. Top-up scholarships of $24,500 ($7,000 per year over 3.5 years) are available.

Closes:
Monday, September 30, 2019

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) environmental science discipline invites applications for a PhD student (domestic or international) to work on an ARC funded project in the Bega Valley of New South Wales.

The PhD candidate will study interactions between vertebrates, invertebrates and plants in the lowland grassy woodlands of the Bega Valley. Working in the context of a large experiment with supervisors from both QUT and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL in Switzerland, project objectives are to broadly:

Closes:
Monday, September 30, 2019

These projects will suit students with interest and knowledge in plant evolutionary ecology, environmental physiology and/or ecological and evolutionary genetics

Closes:
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Australia has the unenviable distinction of having the highest rate of mammal extinctions globally in the past 200 years. Introduced predators (cats and foxes) are considered the main driver of Australia's mammal loss. Efforts to reintroduce native mammal populations have been most successful when introduced predators are removed, particularly through fencing. However, recent research suggests that reintroduced threatened mammals can have profound effects on ecosystems that are still being realized.

Closes:
Friday, August 30, 2019

The science and practice of restoration ecology has advanced rapidly in recent years, with significant progress in our ability to establish vegetation. More recently, rewilding, the return of “keystone" fauna, has come to the fore. It is now recognized that the success of restoration in returning not only biodiversity, but also ecosystem function, depends very much on the interplay of species. Despite their vast diversity and importance in ecosystem function, invertebrates and microbes have largely been neglected in a restoration context.

Closes:
Friday, August 30, 2019

This trans-disciplinary PhD project offers the opportunity to bring together different knowledge types and theory to improve the monitoring and management of natural ecosystems. The successful PhD student will develop national and international case studies in collaboration with conservation scientists and economists, both in academia and in practice.

Closes:
Sunday, September 8, 2019

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with research interests in the integration of conservation science into management action for an exciting project investigating the role of scientists within conservation management agencies.

Closes:
Saturday, August 31, 2019