La Trobe University Industry Research Scholarship - Flow Ecology of Fish Populations and Food Webs in Unregulated Rivers

La Trobe University is offering an exciting opportunity to conduct field-based research on fish and food web ecology in coastal rivers of southern NSW and eastern Victoria. The project will focus on relationships between river flows and fish ecology (e.g., habitat associations) and food web structure, and will examine the vulnerability of fish to changes in river hydrology and other disturbances (e.g., fire frequency).

The project offers a full PhD scholarship to an outstanding candidate with a suitable background in aquatic ecology and/or environmental science. The scholarship has been established by La Trobe University in partnership with the Victorian Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning and the NSW Department of Primary Industries. The student will receive supervision from University researchers and Industry partners, ensuring extensive opportunities for networking and professional experience. The PhD candidate will be based at La Trobe University (Albury-Wodonga) and will spend time working on location with the Industry partners in Victoria and NSW.

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The Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems offers opportunities for studies across a broad range of topics, including Environmental Chemistry and Contaminants, Fish Ecology and Management, Wetland and Floodplains Ecology, Population Genetics, Water and Catchment Management.

A full list of honours and graduate research topics available within the Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems please click here.

To find out information on scholarships available please visit La Trobe University scholarship page.

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