[Aqualist] Great PhD opportunity: Regolith and Rock Art
Brad.Pillans at anu.edu.au
Wed Oct 10 13:09:56 EST 2007
Great PhD opportunity: Regolith and rock art on Burrup Peninsula
Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants to undertake a
PhD project in the Earth Environment Group in RSES at ANU.
The project will investigate aspects of regolith/landform evolution on the
Burrup Peninsula near Dampier in northwest WA. The heritage-listed Burrup
Peninsula and nearby islands contain the largest know gallery of aboriginal
rock art (mostly petroglyphs), with probably more than 1 million images
(see attached example). However, industrial development around the port of
Dampier is seen by some as a threat to the preservation of the rock art.
Thus, the project will focus on the nature, age and rate of rock weathering
on Burrup Peninsula to better understand the stability of the rock art and
provide data for a conservation strategy.
Prospective applicants should visit the student web page of RSES
and follow the links for information on applying for a PhD scholarship at ANU.
Applicants should also contact Brad Pillans
(<mailto:brad.pillans at anu.edu.au>brad.pillans at anu.edu.au) for further
Unfortunately time is short. ANU PhD applications are due by 31 October.
However, this is such a great project that I'm sure we can organise things
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