NEW PhD POSITIONS
1: Integrating evolutionary theory into conservation management
We are offering a PhD scholarship to work with Dr Carly Cook and Associate Professor Carla Sgro. The candidate must have research interests in evolutionary biology, ecology and conservation and will undertake a project investigating the how integrating evolutionary theory into conservation management could achieve better long term outcomes for biodiversity. For more information click here.
2: Conservation psychology
This project will explore a range of factors relating to the psychology of how we achieve conservation objectives. For example, how do values influence perspectives about conservation? Are optimistic or pessimistic messages about conservation more effective reaching the public? If you are interested in hearing more about this project then get in context with Carly. Candidates with a background in pyschology or social research methods will have an advantage, but this is not essential for the position.
3: Improving the use of science in conservation management.
I am looking for a highly motivated candidate with research interests in ecology and conservation to undertake a project investigating the role of science-based decision support tools in supporting conservation management decisions. The emphasis of the project will be developed in collaboration with the student to accommodate research interests and strengths. Candidates with backgrounds in biology, mathematics, and/or social research methods are invited to apply. The starting date can be any time during 2018.
Check back in 2019.
Postgraduate or Postdoctoral research positions
If you are interested in a PhD or a Postdoctoral research position to work in the lab please send your CV (including publications and academic results) and an expression of interest outlining your research interests and motivation to Dr Carly Cook.
Please note: Applicants for a PhD scholarship must possess a Bachelor or equivalent degree with first-class Honours, Master of Science or MPhil. These degrees must have contained a research component to be eligible.