Research scholarship: The effects of climate change on the ecology of unregulated rivers


La Trobe University


Albury-Wodonga, NSW-Victoria

Salary etc:

Value: $42,596

Doctoral research scholarships awarded to outstanding candidates to undertake research aimed at studying the effects of climate change on the ecology of unregulated rivers.

This prestigious scholarship, established by La Trobe University in partnership with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, will be awarded to an outstanding applicant who is interested in addressing questions related to the ecological impacts arising from changing runoff patterns.

The proposed area of focus is on factors that influence population persistence of aquatic species in unregulated rivers affected by the loss of flow. There is scope to apply a range of novel approaches, including spatial modelling, genetic methods, capture- recapture studies, and/or other suitable techniques to better understand how populations can persistence in non-perennial rivers.

Benefits of the scholarship

Benefits of the scholarship include:

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three and a half years, with a value of $27,596.00 per annum, to support your living costs [2019 rate]
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University (international applicants only)
  • an industry top-up scholarship funded by the Department of Environmental, Land, Water and Planning, with a value of $15,000 per annum
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, you need to:

  • have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with honours year at an H1 standard or approved international equivalent.

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