(1) MQRES Modelling Climate Change Impacts on Australian Forests
This project will develop ecophysiologically-based models of climate change impacts on Australian forests over the next century.
Data assimilation techniques will be used to incorporate information from state-of-the-art climate change experiments, both local and international.
Strong collaboration with experimental scientists will be encouraged.
(2) MQRES Modelling Climate Change Impacts on Plant Competition
Climate change threatens to change the composition of plant communities.
This project will develop simulation models to investigate how changes in atmospheric CO2 concentration, water and nitrogen availability combine to modify the outcomes of competition among different plant species.
The modelling work will be informed by data from a long-term US experiment that manipulates atmospheric CO2, N deposition, rainfall, and species composition.
MQRES scholarships are available to Australian and international students.
Applicants should have completed an Australian four-year undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline with first class honours, or demonstrate equivalent research qualifications from an Australian or overseas University.
These projects would suit candidates with a strong numerical aptitude and an interest in plant ecology.
Candidates should have a background in one or more of the following areas: plant physiology, ecology, pure or applied mathematics, physics or statistics.
The scholarship pays a living allowance currently $19,616 per annum, tax exempt (2007) and the tenure is 3.5 years full time, subject to satisfactory progress.
Tuition fees will be funded for the scholarship tenure, with domestic students receiving Research Training Scheme (RTS) placement for their tuition, and International award holders having their fees sponsored.
Further information on the project is available from supervisors:
Telephone: +61 2 9850 8208, Email: bmedlyn [at] bio.mq.edu.au, and
Professor Lesley Hughes,
Telephone: +61 2 9850 8195, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application forms and conditions for MQRES awards are available from the:
Higher Degree Research Office,
Telephone: (02) 9850 7663,
E-mail: hdrschol [at] vc.mq.edu.au
Applications should be forwarded to:
The Scholarship Officer
Higher Degree Research Office
Macquarie University NSW 2109
Karar Zunaid Ahsan
Health & Demographic Surveillance Unit,
Public Health Sciences Division,
ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research,
Phone: 8860523-32/ Ext.2214
Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.