We have an opening for a student to undertake doctoral research investigating the terrestrial invertebrate biodiversity of braided river floodplains. The PhD position is part of a programme of work designed to understand and manage the rich biodiversity of New Zealand’s braided rivers. The student will be based at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC), will work with Prof Angus McIntosh (UC) and Dr Tara Murray of the Department of Conservation – Te Papa Atawhai, and will benefit from being part of UC’s Freshwater Ecology Research Group (FERG) and a team of freshwater and terrestrial researchers working on braided rivers.
We are offering a doctoral research scholarship to investigate lake food-web dynamics of mixed introduced and native fish assemblages in Aotearoa / New Zealand lakes. The PhD position is part of the ‘predicting future freshwater fish outcomes’ theme of Fish Futures, a 5-year interdisciplinary research programme aiming to provide knowledge and tools to enable thriving, resilient freshwater fish communities and socially just management.
I am seeking a PhD student to develop a project on stream metacommunity ecology. The successful candidate will join the Freshwater Research Group (FERG), a vibrant, motivated group of students and post-doctoral researchers led by Angus McIntosh, Jono Tonkin, Helen Warburton, and me (Tadeu Siqueira).