Student project and volunteer opportunities
For an early 2018 start - or sooner if you don't need to apply for an Australian Postgraduate Award or equivalent
We're offering an exciting PhD opportunity under the umbrella of the Fire & Fragmentation Project, an ARC Linkage-funded project focusing on animal connectivity in the stringybark woodland of SW Victoria and SE South Australia.
Within the scope of the existing research framework, candidates will have the flexibility to develop projects based on their interests and skills.
The project runs between 2018 and 2021, and is based at the University of Melbourne's Creswick campus. We are committed to supporting PhD students by providing:
Masters, Honours and Graduate Diploma
If you are interested in pursuing Masters or Graduate-Diploma level coursework subjects in fire-related disciplines, more information is available here.
If you would like to develop a research project we would be happy to discuss your ideas.
Most of our research involves fieldwork and a range of volunteer opportunities are available, particularly during spring and autumn. Currently we are working in the Otway Ranges, the Central Highlands and the heathy woodlands of SW Victoria and SE South Australia. Over the next 6 months need help for:
Experience isn't essential but we prefer week-long commitments, and reasonable fitness is required for walking to sites over steep, rough terrain. Tolerance for early starts, leeches, March flies, ticks and mosquitoes (not normally all at once!) is an advantage. We have well-stocked first aid kits and are first aid trained.
We provide food and accommodation. If you are interested in helping out, please fill out the form below.