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Scholarship Details

 Provider Name:  University of Technology, Sydney

 Scholarship Name:  ARC Funded Research PhD Scholarship

 Description:  The School of Life Sciences at UTS includes, amongst others, 3 globally-recognised research teams: the Terrestrial Ecohydrology Research Group, led by Professor Derek Eamus, the Remote Sensing Research Group, led by Professor Alfredo Huete and the Terrestrial Productivity Modelling Research Group led by Professor Qiang Yu. Interaction among these 3 co-located groups is strong, allowing trans-disciplinary approaches to big science questions. This PhD Scholarship is part of a recently awarded ARC-funded research project awarded to Professor Eamus, within the Terrestrial Ecohydrology Research Group. Title: Determining the growth and physiological responses of trees to groundwater abstraction from shallow aquifers Project Description: Groundwater dependent ecosystems rely on a supply of groundwater for the maintenance of their structure and function, including growth and rates of water-use. This project will focus on determining the ecophysiological responses of trees to groundwater abstraction and involves close collaboration with 3 industry partners (Hunter Water Corporation, Mid-Coast Water and the NSW Office of Water). A principle aim of this project is to develop a real-time sensitive indicator of tree responses to groundwater abstraction as an aid to sustainable management of groundwater resources and groundwater dependent ecosystems.

 Study Level:  Doctor Degree (By Research)

 Study Fields:  Sciences

 Subjects:  Plant ecology, Plant science, Plant sciences

 Support Type:  Scholarship

 Offer Frequency:  Once Only

 Length:  3 year(s)

 Gender:  Co-Ed

 Eligibility:  Applicants must: have a 1st Class Honours degree in plant ecophysiology, plant physiology, ecohydrology or related discipline; have expertise in field based plant ecophysiology (for example: plant water relations, stable isotope analyses of plant material, studies of tree growth using dendrometers, field based data-logging) or related disciplines; have a current manual driving licence; and be Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents. The successful applicant will also need to meet the criteria for enrolment in a PhD in the Science Faculty.

 Study Location:  Australia - NSW: Sydney Metropolitan

 Closing Date:  31 August 2015

 Other Details:  The scholarship is for commencement at a mutually agreed date in 2015 or early 2016.

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Scholarship Contact Details

 Scholarship Contact:  Prof Derek Eamus

 Contact Department:  The School of Life Sciences, UTS

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Provider Details

 Provider Name:  University of Technology, Sydney

 Provider Phone:  61 2 95142000

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