Marine Biosecurity PhD Scholarship, University of Western Australia (UWA)

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Title
Marine Biosecurity PhD Scholarship
Description
  • The Department of Fisheries, the Western Australian Museum and the University of Western Australia, through the UWA Oceans Institutue, are offering a PhD scholarship "Characterisation of biofouling communities in Western Australian Ports and development of predictive tools to determine the likelihood of establishment of invasive marine pest species".

  • The introduction of exoctic species into the marine environment is a major threat to native biodiversity and ecosystem health.  Recent and rapid expansion of the resources industry in Western Australia has brought with it increased international vessel traffic and infrastructure development and a concomitant risk of introduction and establishment of marine pest speicies from overseas.

  • This project seeks to utilize an integrated taxonomy and molecular approach to better define the distribution of native biofouling communities in WA ports and with a focus on marine molluscs.  Examination of this key group of biofouling organisms will be utilized to develop an ecological "model" to predict the likelihood of incursion of known pest species in key ports based on spatio-temporal patterns recorded in native species.
Payment type
Fortnightly Stipend
Value
$30000
Value unit
Per annum
Basis of award
Academic Achievement
Eligibility
  • See conditions.

  • For further information please contact Professor Gary Kendrick.  Phone: 6488 3998 or gary.kendrick@uwa.edu.au
Nationality
Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident
Study area
Marine Sciences, Wildlife Management
Commencement date
01/08/2012
Applications open
07/05/2012
Applications close
31/08/2012
Tenable At
University of Western Australia
Currently available
Yes
Application status
Closed

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