A number of dual award PhD Scholarships are available through the School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide and the University of Copenhagen's Museum for Natural History. Applications are open to both domestic and international students.
Dual award PhD degrees are now available in the related fields of ecological modelling, global change biology and biogeography at the University of Adelaide's School for Biological Sciences, with joint external supervision from staff at the University of Copenhagen's Centre for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC).
We are currently looking for enthusiast PhD students to work on multi-disciplinary projects that are improving our understanding of how the geographical ranges of species contract and erode biodiversity. These projects are utilizing the latest developments in quantitative ecology, paleoclimatology, geochronology and genomics to establish the processes that drive species to contract their ranges in response to climate change, overexploitation and habitat modification. To do this we are reconstructing the past range dynamics of vertebrates and plants using models, fossils and species genes. The research outputs will be used to directly inform the conservation and management of future biodiversity.
The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Adelaide, and CMEC at the University of Copenhagen’s Museum for Natural History, are international leaders in the fields of quantitative and paleo ecology, climate change science, macroecology, genetics, genomics & evolutionary biology. They both deliver postgraduate education, training and research with both national relevance and global outreach.
The successful candidates will spend 2 years studying at the University of Adelaide and 1 year studying at the University of Copenhagen.
You should have:
Qualifications: BSc with Honours or a Masters degree in ecology, climate science, mathematics, conservation biology or population genetics.
Value: Stipends of AUD$26,682pa (in 2017 indexed annually) are available to suitably qualified candidates. Students can apply for top-up scholarships for periods spent studying in Copenhagen.
Applications for Scholarship: should be emailed to Damien Fordham. Please address the selection criteria, and include your résumé (Curriculum Vitae), residency status and the names and email details of three referees.
If you would like to know more about these positions, please contact
Dr Damien Fordham ;
A/Prof David Nogués-Bravo; or
Prof. Carsten Rahbek.