[Aqualist] PhD opportunity
ktaffs at scu.edu.au
Wed Oct 19 09:10:34 EST 2005
PhD Research Scholarship
Applications are invited for the following postgraduate research
scholarship tenable at Southern Cross University, School of
Environmental Science and Management.
History of eutrophication of eastern Australian coastal systems using
a palaeolimnological approach.
The project aims to investigate the history of eutrophication in
selected coastal systems including the Great Barrier Reef, Moreton
Bay, Richmond River or the Sandon River. Palaeolimnological
approaches including the use of diatoms, foraminifera, heavy metals,
stable isotopes and radiocarbon dating will be used to reconstruct
the history of the selected coastal systems. Results of the project
will contribute to knowledge of the process of eutrophication and the
management of Australia's coastal ecosystems.
The successful applicant will be based at Southern Cross University,
Lismore but will be expected to undertake field work in remote
coastal systems. The PhD will work within a multidisciplinary team
including academic researchers and other postgraduate students, all
working on the impact of pollution upon the Australian environment,
with a special focus on, and industry linkages with, management
Applicants should hold a good honours degree in palaeolimnology,
coastal management, environmental studies or a related field.
The scholarship pays a tax free stipend of $20 000 pa for 3.5 years.
With further funding for project operation costs and relocation.
Further information is available from Dr Kathryn Taffs Phone (02)
66203045 or ktaffs at scu.edu.au.
Dr. Kathryn Taffs
Lecturer in Geography
School of Environmental Science & Management
Southern Cross University
P.O. Box 157
Lismore, NSW, 2480 Australia
Phone: (02) 66203045
Fax: (02) 66212669
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