[ES_JOBS_NET] 4-year PhD opportunity at UNSW (Sydney, Australia) funded through a prestigious Scientia Scholarship (a stipend of $40k/year & $10k/year for career development) -deadline July 20

Mirela Tulbure mirela.tulbure at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 21:17:32 MDT 2018

Dear colleagues,

Please share this 4 year PhD opportunity with potentially interested
candidates: https://tinyurl.com/y9yv8oec <https://t.co/5rR2bqgOZ9> Interested
students should lodge an Expression of Interest by *20 July 2018* at the
following link: *https://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/
<https://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/>* and pick this project:


*The project*: In the face of global environmental change and during
Earth’s “sixth mass extinction”, maintaining or enhancing landscape
‘connectivity’- the degree to which the landscape facilitates or impedes
movement, has been widely advocated as a key conservation tool.
Connectivity is not always beneficial as it can also aid in the spread of
disease, pollution and invasive species. *This project will integrate
complex network modelling using graph theory and time-series of habitat
networks from satellite data to identify which areas have facilitated the
infamous cane toad invasion in arid Australia and thus identify areas that
should be targeted to prevent further range expansion.*

*Supervisory team*: The project will be supervised by Dr Mirela Tulbure
<http://www.mirela-tulbure.com/>, Professor David Keith
<https://www.ecosystem.unsw.edu.au/people/david-keith> and Associate
Professor Mike Letnic <http://www.bees.unsw.edu.au/mike-letnic>.

*The candidate*: We are looking for an outstanding graduate with a strong
academic record including Honours Class I or equivalent. Domestic or
international candidates with a background in modelling and analysing
large, spatially explicit data sets and coding skills in Python and/or
R areencouraged
to apply.

*Scholarship and application process*: The project is funded through a
prestigious Sciential PhD Scholarship at the University of New South Wales,
one of Australia’s leading research universities. This includes a stipend of
 *$40,000 per year for four years and up to $10,000 each year for career
development*, as well as mentoring, several research opportunities and
parental leave. For more information about the scholarship, please see
https://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply and the FAQ page (
You would be based at UNSW Kensington campus, in the eastern suburbs of
beautiful Sydney.

*More information*: Interested candidates should contact Dr. Mirela Tulbure
(Mirela.Tulbure at unsw.edu*.au*)
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