An exciting new opportunity for a PhD project is available at UTS in the Terrestrial Ecohydrology Research Group within the Plant Functional Biology and Climate Change Cluster (C3).
The project has a PhD scholarship attached, valued at A$25,000 per annum for three years, funded by the National Groundwater Research and Training Centre. Significant project funds are also available to support the research.
The project involves the application of stable isotope analyses of water and plant material from a number of pristine forest sites at approximately 2.5 hours southwest of Sydney. These sites are located along a transect that encompasses a gradient of depth to the water table. Some sites have a shallow depth to the water table, some sites have an intermediate depth and some have a large depth to the water table.
The PhD student will be a member of a large terrestrial ecohydrology research group at UTS led by Professor Derek Eamus. Students with (or who expect to receive this year) a 1st Class Honours degree in hydrology, ecohydrology, plant ecophysiology, plant ecology, analytical chemistry or other suitable degrees are encouraged to apply.
Additional information about the project and selection criteria can be obtained from Professor Derek Eamus.