[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD opportunity in palaeoenvironmental reconstruction at James Cook University

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Jun 8 13:24:37 MDT 2016

From: Wurster, Chris <christopher.wurster at jcu.edu.au>
Date: Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 8:53 PM

Hi all,

We are currently advertising for a PhD opportunity. Lots of potential
projects involving stable isotopes. Please forward to anyone who might be



*PhD opportunity in palaeoenvironmental reconstruction at James Cook
University *

As part of an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship, Professor
Michael Bird is seeking to appoint a PhD student in the general areas of
sedimentology, geochemistry and/or palynology. The Laureate project will
produce terrestrial records of environmental change before, during and
after the arrival of humans in Australian tropical savannas. These records
will be extracted from sediments accumulated in newly identified  sinkholes
in the northern Australia. Sediment cores will be used to develop
palaeoenvironmental records of changes in water balance, vegetation type
and fire activity.

The PhD scholarship includes a stipend for 3 years currently valued at
AUD$31296 p.a. with costs associated with travel, fieldwork and laboratory
analysis covered by the project. Applicants with a Masters Degree or a
First Class Honours degree and an appropriate background in earth sciences
(palaeoenvironmental reconstruction, Quaternary geochronology, isotope
geochemistry, geomorphology) or archaeology should contact Michael Bird for
further information.  (michael.bird at jcu.edu.au ;

Closing date for expressions of interest:  June 30th, 2016

Start date: as soon as possible.

Chris Wurster, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
Centre for Tropical Environmental & Sustainability Science
College of Science, Technology, and Engineering
James Cook University
Cairns 4870

Office: E1-005E
Office Phone: +61 7 4232 1338
Fax: +61 7 4232 1583
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