Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Doctoral Research Topics

PhD scholarships

School of Environmental Sciences

Opportunities exist to conduct world class research regarding the management and sustainability of the environment in areas such as wildlife and vegetation ecology, catchment management, river health and water sustainability, environmental sociology, and spatial sciences

Charles Sturt University’s School of Environmental Sciences (SES), based at Albury, is rated as above world standard (ERA 4) by the Australian Research Council The school has several vacancies available to support successful applicants for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA). SES presently supports a large and vibrant PhD scholarly group of over 70 students.

Projects include:

  • River regulation, invasive species and native fish
  • Plant dispersal and connectivity in fragmented rural landscapes
  • Rural entrepreneurship in developing countries
  • Green buildings and pro-environmental behaviours in cities
  • Australian mistletoes – germination, dispersal and establishment
  • Using remote sensing and GIS techniques to assess wetland conservation efforts

We also have two industry supported projects that come with an additional top-up scholarship of $5,000 pa, and significant project operational funding:

  • landholder management of riparian areas along Billabong Creek
  • feral horse management in the high country

To apply, you must possess a First Class Honours, Masters (by research) or equivalent from a recognised university.  Applicants also need to identify a supervisor for their project. A tax-free scholarship to the value of AUD$24,653 per annum (2013 rate) is provided, plus a generous operating account provided for research costs.

For general enquiries, including details of available projects, please contact:

Dr Peter Spooner
SES postgraduate co-ordinator

pspooner@csu.edu.au

Ph: 02 6051 9620

More information about CSU APA scholarships: http://www.csu.edu.au/research/support/research-students/my-hdr/getting-started/scholarship-opportunities/main-round