A 3-year PhD scholarship is available from February 2019 for a bright and energetic candidate to join Prof. Ian Wright’s lab group at Macquarie University.
We investigate the functional ecology and ecological strategies of plants – the “how and why” of differences among species in their structural, chemical and physiological traits. We use a variety of approaches, ranging from fine-scale anatomical or physiological studies to global-scale analyses of trait variation to first-principles theory for plant function. We run fieldwork in a variety of systems, from the wet tropics to temperate woodlands to the arid zone.
This scholarship (ref. 2018446 on the university scholarships website) is for a project that fits within that framework, with the topic to be arrived at through discussion.
Essential criteria are:
- Demonstrated ability to conduct high quality, independent research as part of a completed Masters-level research degree with substantial thesis component.
- Clear record of academic excellence as an undergraduate.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be able to complete all administrative requirements by 15th December 2018, for a project starting in first quarter 2019.
Experience in writing up previous research for journal publication will be highly regarded.
Please contact Ian Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.