The Murray–Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) in association with The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (on behalf of the joint governments) is committed to the generation and adoption of freshwater ecological knowledge to inform decision making.
The MDFRC and MDBA Collaboration Partnership (MMCP) invites applications for “top–up” scholarships to support Post Graduate students undertaking research on the ecology and biogeochemistry of floodplain rivers and wetlands. Research themes that are considered within scope for consideration include:
- Plant ecology
- Floodplain fish ecology
- Food web ecology
- Invasive aquatic species
As well as a stipend top–up and operating funds to support travel and fieldwork, successful applicants will engage with state and federal water policy and management representatives with the aim of enhancing their understanding of evidence based decision making.
Applicants must be enrolled or in the process for applying through La Trobe University for a relevant scholarship for doctoral studies e.g. Australian Post Graduate Award (APA) or International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS).