Estancia de PhD para mejorar la resiliencia de la biodiversidad marina frente al cambio climático ~ Bioblogia.net

23 de diciembre de 2022

Estancia de PhD para mejorar la resiliencia de la biodiversidad marina frente al cambio climático

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Global Change Ecology & Biodiversity Conservation

Project opportunity

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

The Marine PalaeoEcology Lab at the University of Queensland (UQ, Australia) is seeking a postgraduate student (PhD) to work on a perennial subject in global change ecology: How do we improve our capacity to project marine biodiversity responses to climate change? Organisms need to adapt and/or migrate to avoid critical population loss under climate change. Despite the importance of both processes in biodiversity dynamics, most biodiversity predictions have focussed on the patterns of migration under climate change. The successful candidate will investigate the type and extent of both adaptation and migration required for ecologically and economically important marine species to avoid extirpation and extinction under climate change.

The successful candidate will join a team of world-leading global change ecologists and climatologists to work on a successful Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP 22 ‘Portfolio projection of biodiversity responses under climate change’. This project will use global circulation model products, natural history records, laboratory experiments, novel theoretical frameworks, and quantitative ecology tools to evaluate the type and magnitude of biodiversity responses required to avoid biodiversity crises under climate change.

Candidates with strong backgrounds in macroecology, quantitative ecology, global change ecology, climate sciences and/or biogeography are desirable. The candidate should be capable of writing R or Python scripts to perform spatiotemporal analyses. Previous experience with climate data is also desirable. The candidate will be offered latitude to select the focal research taxa, provided the taxa are suitable for both projection modelling and potential laboratory experiments.

As part of the Australian Research Council Discovery Project, the successful candidate will be provided an earmarked scholarship from the Australian Government to assist the candidate with a stipend and tuition fees.
Scholarship value


As a scholarship recipient, you'll receive: living stipend of $32,192 per annum tax free (2023 rate), indexed annually
tuition fees covered
single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)


Supervisor

Professor John Pandolfi

School of Biological Sciences

Email: j.pandolfi@uq.edu.au
Preferred educational background

Your application will be assessed on a competitive basis.

We take into account your previous academic record
publication record
honours and awards
employment history.

Candidates with strong backgrounds in macroecology, quantitative ecology, global change ecology, climate sciences and/or biogeography are desirable. The candidate should be capable of writing R or Python scripts to perform spatiotemporal analyses. Previous experience with climate data is also desirable. The candidate will be offered latitude to select the focal research taxa, provided the taxa are suitable for both projection modelling and potential laboratory experiments.
Latest commencement date

If you are the successful candidate, you must commence by Research Quarter 3, 2023. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date.

If you are an international applicant, you may need to apply much earlier for visa requirements.
How to apply

You apply for this project as part of your PhD program application.

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