About the project
We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate for a 3-year PhD program of research commencing early in 2018.
This scholarship is part of a new, three-year research project entitled "Sustainable pasture systems under climate extremes" with funding from Western Sydney University, Meat and Livestock Australia and Dairy Australia.
The successful applicant will work with a team of researchers from Western Sydney University, and engage with industry partners and stakeholders associated with the project.
The project will investigate the ecological and physiological mechanisms underlying responses of key pasture grasses and legumes to altered rainfall patterns in combination with elevated temperatures, in order to evaluate the suitability of key species and species mixtures under future, more extreme climates.
Understanding the ecological mechanisms and morphological, physiological and phenological traits associated with sensitivity to climate extremes will enable us to identify opportunities to increase climate resilience within the pasture industry. Applications are open to international candidates as well as Australian or New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents.
The position is based in the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (Richmond, NSW).