Advert ID: 20008992
PhD scholarship: Arid Zone Restoration Ecology
Federation University & Greening Australia
Federation University is pleased to partner with Greening Australia to offer a PhD scholarship in Arid zone restoration ecology. We are looking for an outstanding student with excellent capabilities and communication skills to undertake this exciting PhD.
Research project outline
Project title: ‘Arid zone restoration: generating evidence-based innovative prescription for future’
Improving the cost-effectiveness and long-term success of arid zone vegetation restoration is a critical environmental issue, and this project will generate a suite of appropriate restoration techniques based on previous restoration efforts, by developing approaches designed to address problems which have emerged.
Outcomes include an on-line decision system to optimize ecological benefits for future financial and human investment in restoration practice, thus providing significant theoretical and economic assistance to organisations attempting to restore arid landscapes using an understanding of factors that affect plant establishment in these environments.
Some of the objectives of this project are:
The field work will take place around Nanya Station and surrounding arid zone properties. Nanya Station is a 40,000 hectare property owned by Federation University for ecological research, teach and conservation.
This project will be based at the Federation University’s Mt Helen Campus, under the supervision of Prof. Singarayer Florentine; Dr. Christopher Turville; and Mr David Warne.
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