We have an opening for a student to undertake doctoral research. Because this scholarship is not associated with a funded large project, you will be free to develop your own ideas, as long as they are related to the study of spatio-temporal dynamics of metacommunities. The main topics to be potentially explored include (this is negotiable):
- the role of keystone communities in metacommunity dynamics;
- how connectivity affects community recovery;
- the effects of habitat loss vs. habitat deterioration on metacommunity dynamics;
- contexts in which stochasticity decouples biodiversity responses from environmental variation.
Apply before 26 September 2023
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.