PhD, Masters & Honours: Ecology, evolution, biogeography of invasive plants

Opportunity Type: 
Student Opportunity
Closing Date: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The Australian Tropical Herbarium is starting a new research group in plant biosecurity and the newly appointed researchers, Daniel Montesinos and Matt Barrett, are accepting candidatures for PhD, Masters and Honours candidates to study the ecology, evolution, and biogeography of invasive plants. The research would involve field, lab, and greenhouse work, and will offer the opportunity to learn a diverse array of technical skills including population and community ecology, reproductive biology, physiology, cytogenetics, genetics, or statistics.

Potential study systems include sicklepod (Senna obtusifolia), crowsfoot (Eleusine indica), or gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus), but are open to other scientifically important systems, including fungi. The research project will involve collaboration with international scientists from around the world and is expected to produce original scientific results which will lead to advances in theoretical ecology as well as improved management of plant invasions.

Please be aware of the upcoming deadline for JCU’s Postgraduate Research Scholarships on September 30, 2019.Candidatures need to be readied weeks before that deadline. 

If you are interested please contact Daniel Montesinos Informal inquiries are welcome and encouraged.