PhD scholarship - Long-nosed potoroos in north-east NSW reserves

Opportunity Type: 
Student Opportunity
Closing Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

PhD Scholarship in Vertebrate Ecology

A 3-year PhD scholarship is available to study the threatened long-nosed potoroo in the iconic reserves of north-east New South Wales, including within world heritage-listed rainforests. The project is funded through the NSW Environmental Trust and Saving Our Species program. The project will follow on from one that has used camera traps to investigate habitat associations of the potoroo and other small macropods as well as interactions with their mammalian predators. The project will investigate population trends over time. It will also involve trapping of potoroos to investigate demographic rates. A key element will be to investigate the diet of dingoes and feral cats in two reserves with potoroos.

Required: First Class Honours (or equivalent).

The stipend is for $30,000 p.a. plus substantial project support.

Send CV, academic transcript and a 1-page letter outlining suitability and interest in the project to Ross Goldingay (ross.goldingay@scu.edu.au).

The project will start immediately after a candidate is chosen.