Oct 27, 2020
Eucalypt futures (UNSW)
(Note: this opportunity is now closed.) Thanks to a grant from Eucalypt Australia, we are seeking a post docsto work on modelling eucalypt trees and the traits that govern performance and distributions. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will drive research on the distribution of Australian Eucalypts, within a collaborative project funded by a grant from Eucalypt Australia (Eucalypt futures: using functional traits to predict species distributions and responses to environmental change). Australia is characterized by low rainfall with high variability, severe droughts, frequent fires, and low soil fertility.
Oct 26, 2020
Escalating the arms race
(Note: this opportunity is now closed.) Thanks to a discovery grant from the Australian Research Council, we are seeking a post doc to investigate how different ecological factors drive eucalypt trees to exceptional heights, using process-based models of stand competition and trait evolution. Investigators include Dr Daniel Falster (UNSW) and Ass Prof Peter Vesk (Melbourne). Depending on the candidate, the work may also involve fieldwork. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will drive research on the evolution of Australia’s tallest tree species, within a project funded by an ARC Discovery Grant (escalating the arms race: Understanding when and how trees get really tall, DP200100555).
Jun 22, 2020
Developing quality packages in R
(Note: this opportunity is now closed.) Thanks to a Research Infrastructure Scheme from UNSW , we are seeking a post doc to to work with researchers from Biology, Psych and Maths to help us deliver quality R packages implementing methods developed by UNSW researchers. Like developing R packages and science? We're recruiting an R package developer, to work with researchers from Biology, Psych and Maths in @UNSWScience! Applications due July 22 for Oct-Nov start #rstats @unswbees #rstats https://t.
Apr 3, 2020
iPhD program: Predicting climate change impacts on carbon-farming projects in Australian Rangelands
(Note: this opportunity is now closed.) I’m excited to call for applications for this project modelling long-term outcomes of carbon farming projects, and associated economic risks induced by climate change, particularly changes in seasonal rainfall. Application close: April 3, 2020 Eligibility: Australian/New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent residents. Full details: https://research.unsw.edu.au/industry-phd/projects/landscape-dynamics-of-regenerating-forests-predicting-climate-change-impacts-on-0 The project is in collaboration with our industry partner Climate Friendly, together with CSIRO’s Dr Keryn Paul & Dr Stephen Roxburgh, and UNSW academics Dr Daniel Falster and Prof Andy Pitman.
Mar 10, 2020
Eucalypt futures (Uni Melbourne)
(Note: this opportunity is now closed.) Thanks to a grant from Eucalypt Australia, we are seeking two post docs to work on modelling eucalypt trees and the traits that govern performance and distributions. Investigators include: Ass Prof Peter Vesk (Melbourne), Dr Daniel Falster (UNSW), Dr Rachael Gallagher (Macquarie), Dr Martin De Kauwe (UNSW), and Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita. The overall goal of the project is to compare the different approaches and their projections for how Eucalypt distributions may change into the future.
Jun 1, 2018
Scientia PhD scholarship - Effects of climate change on vegetation
(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.
Jun 6, 2017
Scientia PhD scholarship - traits, species distributions, climate change
(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.