Promotion in Umweltwissenschaften

Promotion in Agrar-, Umwelt- und Geowissenschaften

Forschungsschwerpunkte

Innerhalb der Agrar-, Umwelt- und Geowissenschaften gibt es verschiedene Möglichkeiten der Spezialisierung. Folgende Forschungsbereiche lassen sich unter anderem diesem Studienfeld zuordnen:

  • Animal Science
  • Agricultural Science
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Climate & Weather Sciences
  • Energy
  • Environmental sciences
  • Geochemistry
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnology
  • Meteorology
  • Mineralogy
  • Numeric Modeling
  • Oceanography
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Petrology
  • Physical Geography 
  • Soil & Crop Science
  • Tectonics & Geodynamics
  • Veterinary Science  
  • Volcanology

Dein genaues Forschungsthema kannst du in direkter Absprache mit den potentiellen Supervisor:innen abstimmen. Falls du noch keine feste Vorstellung für dein Thema hast, schau dir gerne einige der aktuell ausgeschriebenen Projekte an.

Auswahl möglicher Forschungsprojekte in Australien

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University:Griffith University
Faculty:Blue Economy CRC & Molecular Ecology Laboratory (Griffith University)
Project Start Date:2021
Application Deadline:The closing date for Expressions of Interests is 11:59pm on 23 June 2021 (AEST).
Supervisor Name:

Dr Carmel McDougall

Location (City/Campus):Hobart
Project Description:This project is a collaboration between researchers at CSIRO Hobart (Agriculture and Food, and Oceans and Atmosphere) and the Molecular Ecology Laboratory at Griffith University. The candidate will be based at CSIRO Hobart, but enrolled as a HDR candidate at Griffith University (Nathan campus). We are currently looking for a PhD candidate for a project funded by the Blue Economy CRC. The primary focus of this role is to explore the use of filter feeding organisms (most likely oysters or other bivalves in the first instance) as sampling devices for genomic analysis for environmental monitoring. As bivalves are near-constant collectors of planktonic biomass, we propose that genomic analysis of this biomass could reveal useful information about environmental conditions and changes in the water column. The use of such organisms as time integrated accumulators of biological indicator organisms may be a powerful and low cost alternative to more costly sensor systems for certain types of analysis. This project will involve field and laboratory based research. Success in this role requires collaboration with Tasmanian aquaculture industries.
Funding InformationThis Blue Economy CRC PhD Scholarship has an annual stipend of $30,000 for a period of up to three years of full-time study. Please see the Blue Economy CRC PhD Conditions of Award for more information. A successful International applicant will also be awarded a Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to cover tuition fees for up to three years. Please see the GUIPRS Conditions of Award for more information.
Special Requirements

The selection of applicants for the award of higher degree research scholarships at Griffith University involves consideration of your academic merit and research background. To be successful within this role, you will be able to design and conduct field trials and molecular biology research. You will have evidence of a passion for the use of advanced molecular technologies, with a strong desire to undertake research in applied aquaculture. This scholarship is open to domestic and international applicants (who are currently located within Australia) Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelors degree with honours equivalent to first or high second (2A) class honours or a Masters degree (AQF Level 9) incorporating a significant research component of a standard comparable to a bachelor honours degree or be regarded by Griffith University as having an equivalent level of attainment. Applicants must have research subject areas aligned with the objectives of the Blue Economy CRC’s five Research Programs*. Early career industry professionals interested in returning to higher degree studies (full-time or part- time) are strongly encouraged to apply. Desirable experience: molecular biology experience, particularly DNA extraction and PCR/qPCR, basic bioinformatics, and ability to conduct remote fieldwork that involves boating.

* Program 1: Offshore Engineering and Technology
* Program 2: Seafood and Marine Products
* Program 3: Offshore Renewable Energy Systems
* Program 4: Environment and Ecosystems
* Program 5: Sustainable Offshore Developments

Additional InformationInterested applicants should submit an expression of interest (EoI) containing: Statement addressing your suitability for the project/scholarship Evidence that you have completed a Bachelor Degree with Class 1 or high Class 2 Honours or will be regarded by Griffith University as having an equivalent level of attainment A brief CV Research proposal (max 2 paragraphs) Names and contact details of two referees The closing date for Expressions of Interests is 11:59pm on 23 June 2021 (AEST). The preferred applicant will then be invited to apply on-line.
Categories : PhD Earth Sciences | PhD Bio, Chemie | GU Projects

Grundlegendes zum Schwerpunkt Agrar-, Umwelt- und Geowissenschaften

Die Geowissenschaften widmen sich in grundlegender Ausrichtung dem Studium der Erde: Die Erforschung des Materials, aus dem sie besteht,  die Erkundung der dynamischen Prozesse auf unserem Planeten, wie diese auf Materialien einwirken, wie zum Beispiel tektonische Prozessen, die zu Vulkanausbrüchen und Erdbeben oder der Erzeugung von Mineralien oder Wasser in der Erdkruste führen. Eine wichtige Rolle in den modernen Geowissenschaften spielen auch paleo-historische Ansätze.

Forschungsprojekte in den Earth Sciences sind darüber hinaus richtungsweisend für das Verständnis des Klimawandels und damit für die nachhaltige Gestaltung von gesellschaftlichen Transformationsprozessen. Von entscheidender Bedeutung ist auch hier der Einbezug innovativer Technologien. Für die nationalen „Research Priorities“  soil and water oder resources bildet das breit aufgestellte thematische Spektrum der Geowissenschaften eine essentielle Basis. Als globale Wissenschaftsdisziplin wird internationale Forschungszusammenarbeit besonders groß geschrieben. 

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  • Dr. Michaela Krug-von Vacano

    Dr. Michaela Krug-von Vacano

    Head of GOstralia! Research Centre

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    E-Mail: krug[at]gostralia.de

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    Rebecca Fischer

    Studienberatung &
    Bewerbungsabwicklung

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    E-Mail: fischer[at]gostralia.de

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    Svea Hellmig

    Studienberatung & Bewerbungsabwicklung NRW

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    E-Mail: hellmig[at]gostralia.de