(Note: this opportunity is now closed.) There is an exciting opportunity to join my lab as a Scientia PhD student, comparing the short and long-term effects of climate change on vegetation. The challenge: Climatic change is set to reconfigure ecological systems, as key drivers of vegetation composition and function - such as rainfall and temperature - shift away from their historical norms. Vegetation will respond over a range of time-scales, from short-term acclimation, to medium-term adjustments in the abundance of current species, to long-term adaptation and/ or replacement of species.
(Note: this opportunity is now closed.) There is an exciting opportunity to join my lab as a Scientia PhD student, studying traits and species distributions in relation to climate change. We have been lucky enough to have been awarded one of UNSW's prestigious Scientia PhD scholarships. These come with 40k p.a. stipend (tax free) and $$10k p.a. of research funding for a full 4 years (compared to the standard Australian offer of $25k p.