We are seeking a PhD candidate to work on the recently funded ARC Linkage Project "Fire, Fuel and Fauna: Effects of native animals on fuel dynamics and bushfire risk" in the Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University. This exciting ARC Linkage project will use a combination of field experiments and fire behaviour modeling to examine the extent to which animals can influence fire regimes.
The PhD project will investigate the potential for kangaroos and wallabies to affect fuel dynamics through changes in vegetation structure, composition and litter accumulation. The PhD scholar will be supervised by Professor Lindenmayer, Dr Claire Foster and Associate Professor Geoff Cary, with opportunities to work with other project personnel, including industry partners, and international researchers.
The successful applicant will be offered a PhD supplementary stipend of $6,000 p.a. additional to their PhD scholarship stipend from other sources. Operational funding will be available for fieldwork and other expenses of the project. The supplementary stipend will be offered for three years with a possible six month extension. The candidate would be expected to commence the doctoral program in early 2018.