PhD scholarship: International/Global wildlife ecology and conservation

Summary

Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Agriculture and Environment, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $28,597 per annum (2021 rate), indexed annually
Scholarship duration 3.5 years with the possibility of 1 extension in line with UQ and RTP Scholarship Policy
Opening date 16 June 2021
Closing date 1 December 2021

Description

Supervisor – Dr Matthew Luskin

This project seeks to understand GLOBAL patterns in how wildlife communities are changing due to a variety of disturbances, such as fragmentation and loss apex predators. The PhD student will address these questions using a new global database of camera trapping studies.

The Ecological Cascades Lab at UQ is a pioneering group of young scientists that are focused on wildlife conservation. We study how food webs are being threatened by various disturbances and employ emerging technologies and advanced statistical analyses.

Quantitative skills, such as the ability to code statistics using R, would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

This scholarship is open to Australian citizens, permanent residents and International students who are currently in Australia at the time of application and commencement.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow this link. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select ‘Other’, then ‘Research Project Scholarship’ and type in ‘ECOLOGY-LUSKIN’ in the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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Learn more about applying for a higher degree by research at UQ

Selection criteria

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.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field/s of ecology and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of statistics is highly desirable.

Contact

Dr Matthew Luskin
+61 (0) 412 915 923

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.