PhD Scholarship in Forestry
25 October 2022
The NZ School of Forestry is offering a 3-year PhD project to investigate natural durability of eucalyptus timber.
The project is in the area of decay resistance of naturally durable eucalpytus timber.
Depending on your interest, the research of the project might include:
- Develop rapid methods to assess natural durability (e.g. by Near InfraRed spectroscopy) – for use in breeding programs as well as for segregation during timber processing
- Gathering data to support inclusion of the species into international standards
- Investigate environmental, biological and seasonal effects on timber durability – to inform forest growers on siting
- Identify heartwood extractives contributing to decay resistance
The scholarship will support the tuition fee and student levy plus a tax-free stipend of $NZ28,000 per year for three years.
For information on eligiblity to apply for the scholarship, please read this Briefing Document.
Applications are open until a suitable candidate has been accepted. The scholarships is available from 1 April 2023 - with a start date negotiable. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Contact Clemens Altaner (email@example.com) for information.
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