Monday, 29 September 2008

23 PhD/Masters Scholarships in Sustainable Forestry

The CRC for Forestry links 25 forest sector partners around Australia, and 5 universities (The Australian National University, the University of Melbourne, Murdoch University, Southern Cross University and the University of Tasmania).

Closing date: 31st October, 2008.

See website for details: http://www.crcforestry.com.au

Full scholarships (minimum $26,140) or top-ups to other scholarships (minimum $6,133) are available in the following topic areas:

PROGRAMME 1: Managing and Monitoring for Growth and Health

1. 'Linking tree health and growth in Pinus radiata plantations: application to productivity assessment and forest health surveillance'
- Full scholarship
- University of Melbourne (Postgrad Programs)
Contacts: Dr Peter Ades: 03-8344-5036 or Dr Ian Smith: 03-9450-8647

2. 'Overstorey/understorey water relations in eucalypt forests'
- Top-up scholarship
- University of Tasmania (Plant Science)
Contact: Dr Tony O'Grady: 03-6226-7963

PROGRAMME 2: High-value wood resources

3. 'Genomics of eucalypt wood properties'
- Top-up scholarship
- University of Tasmania (Plant Science)
Contacts: Associate Professor René Vaillancourt: 03-6226-7137 or Dr Dorothy Steane: 03-6226-1828.

4. 'Effect of silviculture on wood properties in eucalypt plantations managed for high-value timber production'
- Full scholarship
- University of Melbourne (Forest & Ecosystem Science)
Contact: Dr Tom Baker: 03-9250-6836

5. 'The phenology and physiology of branch senescence and occlusion: risk of defect in plantation eucalypts'
- Top-up scholarship
- University of Tasmania (Agricultural Science)
Contact: Dr Caroline Mohammed: 03-6237-5654

PROGRAMME 3: Harvesting and operations

6-8. Three full scholarships amongst several topics:
* 'Optimised performance-based, designed trucks for forestry transportation in Australia'
* 'Optimised logistic planning and management for forestry transportation'
* 'Affecting change with contractors while maintaining an independent business relationship'
* 'Promoting the acceptance and adoption of new technology and work methods within the forestry workforce'
* 'Quantify the impact of alternative harvesting systems on the production capacity, cost and effectiveness of harvest operations'
* 'Implementation of operational tracking technology for improved resource management and machine productivity'
- University of Melbourne (Forest & Ecosystem Science)
Contact: Mr Mark Brown: 03-5321-4188

PROGRAMME 4: Trees in the landscape:

Water

9. 'Biogeochemical cycling and habitats in small headwater streams - assessing the effects of forest management'
- Top-up scholarship
- University of Tasmania (School of Zoology)
Contact: Dr Leon Barmuta: 03-6226-2785

10. 'Forest water use and catchment hydrology'
- Full scholarship
- University of Melbourne (Forest & Ecosystem Science)
Contact: Dr Patrick Lane: 03-8344-0738

11. 'Water quality dynamics and processes in forested landscapes'
- Full scholarship
- University of Melbourne (Forest & Ecosystem Science)
Contact: Dr Patrick Lane: 03-8344-0738

Biodiversity

12. 'Insect biodiversity and plantation health'
- Full scholarship
- University of Melbourne (Forest & Ecosystem Science)
Contact: Mr Nick Collett: 03-9450-8642.

13. 'Genetic diversity in eucalypts'
- Top-up scholarship
- University of Tasmania (Plant Science)
Contacts: Associate Professor René Vaillancourt: 03-6226-7137), Dr Dorothy Steane: 03-6226-1828 or Professor Brad Potts: 03-6226-2641

14-15. 'Eucalypt gene pool management - genetic diversity in ash group eucalypts (E. regnans and E. delegatensis)'
- One full and one half scholarship
- University of Melbourne (Forest & Ecosystem Science)
Contact: Dr Peter Ades: 03-8344-5036

16. 'Gene flow from eucalypt plantations'
- Full scholarship
- Southern Cross University (Plant Conservation Genetics)
Contact: Dr Mervyn Shepherd: 02-6620-3412

17. 'Gene flow from eucalypt plantations'
Top-up scholarship
- University of Tasmania (Plant Science)
Contact: Professor Brad Potts (03) 6226 2641

18. 'Carbon balance and decay'
- Top-up scholarship
- University of Tasmania (Plant Science)
Contacts: Mark Hovenden: 03-6226-7874, Simon Grove: 03-6233-8141

19. 'The chemical ecology of attractants for the management of eucalypt feeding insects in plantations'
- Top-up scholarship
- University of Tasmania (Agricultural Science)
Contact: Dr Geoff Allen: 03-6226-2732

20. 'Biodiversity management'
- Top-up scholarship
- Murdoch University (Program for Australian Tree Health)
Contact: Dr Treena Burgess: 08-9360-7537

Communities

21. 'Socio-economic impacts of forestry'
- Top-up scholarship
- Australian National University
Contact: Jacki Schirmer: 02-6125-2737

22. 'Community attitudes towards plantation forestry'
- Full scholarship
- University of Melbourne (Resource Management & Geography)
Contact: Dr Kathryn Williams: 03-8344-3094, mobile: 0407-814-544

23. 'Community engagement'
- Top-up scholarship
- University of Tasmania (Agricultural Science)
Contact: Frank Vanclay: 03-6226-2618, mobile: 0409-213-397

See website for details: http://www.crcforestry.com.au

Closing date: 31st October, 2008.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!