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Ecology & Conservation PhD Projects in New Zealand

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  Community composition and function of the hindgut microbiome in seaweed-eating marine fish - Project 1
  Prof KD Clements, Dr K Handley
Applications accepted all year round
The world’s increasing demand for food generates a powerful economic imperative for innovation in food production technology. Our novel system was discovered through our previous research in New Zealand, and has the potential to create several new products for the global food supply chain.
  Community composition and function of the hindgut microbiome in seaweed-eating marine fish - Project 2
  Dr K Handley, Prof KD Clements
Applications accepted all year round
The world’s increasing demand for food generates a powerful economic imperative for innovation in food production technology. Our novel system was discovered through our previous research in New Zealand, and has the potential to create several new products for the global food supply chain.
  Next generation methods for the isolation of plastic-degrading bacteria and fungi.
  Dr G Lear
Applications accepted all year round
We are currently seeking a PhD student with interests in microbiology, molecular biology and the environment to conduct research into the microbial degradation of waste plastics.
  The microbial ‘plastisphere’ – Characterisation of plastic-associated microbial communities in natural and engineered environments
  Dr G Lear
Applications accepted all year round
We are currently seeking a PhD student with interests in microbiology, molecular biology and the environment to conduct research into the microbial degradation of waste plastics.
  Conservation management of threatened New Zealand insects
  Dr T Murray
Applications accepted all year round
New Zealand has a global reputation for being at the forefront of threatened species conservation.
  Host preferences & biocontrol of variegated tortoise beetle in New Zealand eucalypt forestry
  Dr T Murray
Applications accepted all year round
New Zealand has an expanding eucalypt forestry industry with a focus on sustainable production of naturally durable timber that does not require chemical treatment for in-ground use.
  Plant-insect interactions: Selecting pest-tolerant eucalypt breeds for New Zealand Forestry
  Dr T Murray
Applications accepted all year round
The New Zealand Dryland Forests Initiative (NZDFI) https://nzdfi.org.nz/ is breeding elite eucalypt species to produce high-value, naturally ground-durable (not requiring chemical treatment) timber in dryland regions of New Zealand.
  Filamentous algae nutrient scrubbers for agricultural runoff
  Dr Rebecca Lawton, Dr Rupert Craggs
Application Deadline: 14 January 2019
The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and the University of Waikato (UoW) through the joint Institute for Freshwater Management (Te Waiora), in association with Lincoln Agritech and Aqualinc Research have established a new research programme to develop novel approaches for treatment of diffuse pollution from agriculture.
  Reassembly of soil food web structure, stability and functioning during forest restoration in New Zealand
  Dr A Barnes
Application Deadline: 18 December 2018
Ecological restoration is vital for repairing human impacts on native biota and ecosystem processes.
  How does restoration alter plant traits, ecosystem multifunctionality and service provisioning in wetlands?
  Dr J Deslippe, Dr S Tomscha
Applications accepted all year round
Wetland restoration projects provide opportunities to regain the ecosystem services that have been lost or degraded through land conversions.
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