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Ecology & Conservation PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in New Zealand

We have 5 Ecology & Conservation PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in New Zealand

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  Investigating the environmental factors historic marine heat waves
  Dr M Bowen
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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The project will identify historic marine heat waves from a large archive of high-resolution satellite sea surface temperature data and investigate the environmental factors causing them.The student will be based at the University of Auckland and working with a team from MetOcean, NIWA, and University of Otago.
  Recognising the role of sponge mucus production in explaining Darwin’s coral reef paradox
  Dr J Bell
Application Deadline: 19 September 2019

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PhD Type

Coral reefs are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, providing extensive ecological and economic services.
  The population genomics of New Zealand seabirds and developing DNA markers to resolve uncertainties of bycatch identification
  Dr PA Ritchie, Dr N Rawlence
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Seabird bycatch in long-line and trawl fisheries is a significant issue, particularly for albatrosses, shearwaters and the larger species of petrels.
  Trophic cascades resulting from the re-introduction of island birds
  Dr K C Burns
Applications accepted all year round

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Approximately half of the avifauna of New Zealand has been driven to extinction following the arrival of humans. Most of what remains is restricted to predator-free offshore islands.
  Tropical sponge recruitment dynamics in a changing world
  Dr J Bell
Application Deadline: 18 September 2019

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Sponges are important functional components of coral reefs but despite our increasing understanding of how adult sponges are impacted by environmental change we still know little about sponge recruitment dynamics and how sponge early life stages respond to anthropogenic stress.
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