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PhD Opportunities

PhD in Sulphur-crested Cockatoo behavioural ecology, University of Sydney

Closing date:  30 June 2021
Location: The University of Sydney

This project will complement the existing behavioural research by investigating cockatoos ecological adaptions to urban areas.

This research will be co-supervised by Dr John Martin at Taronga Conservation Society Australia and Dr Lucy Aplin at the Max Planck Institute for Animal Behaviour, Germany.

Candidates will have to apply for a PhD scholarship, ideally commencing around July 2021.

Contact details

Contact Professor Dieter Hochuli at The University of Sydney for more information and to discuss scholarship requirements.

PhD in Brush-turkey behavioural adaptation, University of Sydney

Closing date:  30 June 2021
Location: The University of Sydney

This project will build upon current PhD research, focused on ecology, by investigating behavioural adaptions of brush-turkeys to urban areas and if they perform the role of an ecosystem engineer.

This research will be co-supervised by Dr John Martin and Dr Alicia Burns at Taronga Conservation Society Australia.

Candidates will have to apply for a PhD scholarship, ideally commencing around July 2021.

Contact details

Contact Professor Dieter Hochuli at The University of Sydney for more information and to discuss scholarship requirements.


PhD/MSc in post-fire wildlife use of tree hollows, University of Sydney

Closing date:  30 June 2021
Location: The University of Sydney

This project will investigate wildlife presence, use of tree hollows and nest boxes and breeding success post-fire. Providing supplementary habitat is widely used but poorly understood; several studies report that nest boxes have not benefitted priority species.

This research will be co-supervised by Dr John Martin at Taronga Conservation Society Australia.

Candidates will have to apply for a PhD scholarship, ideally commencing around July 2021.

Contact details

Contact Professor Dieter Hochuli at The University of Sydney for more information and to discuss scholarship requirements.



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