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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:Coastal and Marine Research Centre (CMRC)
Project Start Date:26.04.2022
Application Deadline:18.02.2022
Supervisor Name:Emeritus Professor Rodger Tomlinson, Email: r.tomlison@griffith.edu.au
Location (City/Campus):Gold Coast Campus
Project Description:

We are currently looking for a PhD candidate to undertake a PhD research project on Cross-shelf wave transformations in the presence of coastal boundary currents. Any consideration of coastal wave impacts on infrastructure or coastal processes needs to propagate deep water wave conditions ashore. The coasts of southeast Queensland are exposed to a wide variety of wave generating sources with some waves generated relatively close to the coast while others propagate from far offshore. While the strongest effects of currents on wave propagation are usually seen near tidal entrances the impact of strong currents on wave propagation at sea has been rarely studied.

Spectral wave models are commonly applied for wave climate studies and typically assume a static distribution of energy and frequency however these models do not effectively take into account the effect of currents on the wave spectrum. Theoretical models of wave-current interaction also tend to underestimate the change in spectral shape in the presence of currents. The candidate will be expected to review the literature concerning wave-current interactions and apply and test numerical physical process-based models with a focus on their ability to accurately incorporate wave-current interactions. In-situ data from a suite of wave and current monitoring sites in SE Queensland will be made available for detailed analysis of wave transformation under the influence of the East Australian Current. Some field work at sea may be required.

The project will be undertaken in collaboration with members of several agencies and partners including the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES).

The Coastal and Marine Research Centre (CMRC) is a research centre based on the Gold Coast Campus of Griffith University. The Centre provides research expertise, industry influence and sustainable management practice throughout Australasia and the Pacific region. The Centre has developed a national and international reputation for undertaking targeted research that contributes to all aspects of sustainable management of coastal regions, particularly for urban environments. A major focus is on research of relevance to local authorities and the Centre delivers a core program of research in collaboration with the City of Gold Coast. The CMRC’s research highlights the importance of integration of coastal specialists, government, academia and industry professionals across engineering, environmental science, humanities, information technology, tourism, community engagement and planning.

Funding Information:

Research Infrastructure Collaboration Fund (RICF) Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) Deep Water Waves: Cross-shelf wave transformations in the presence of coastal boundary currents.

The scholarship has an annual stipend of $30,000 for a period of up to three and a half years of full-time study.

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 self-motivated and willing to learn.

Expressions of interest are welcome from domestic and onshore international applicants and international applicants willing to apply for a travel exemption to commence the program onshore. If you are an international applicant who is currently offshore please consider the viability of applying for a travel exemption including associated quarantine and travel costs before submitting an expression of interest. Please see the FAQs web page for requirements for offshore international applicants.

Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelors degree with honours equivalent to first class honours, (upper 2nd Class Honours may be considered), 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 in accordance with Schedule One of the HDR Scholarship Policy, in Engineering, Physical Oceanography or Applied Mathematics. A background in physical oceanography or coastal engineering with a focus on wave mechanics, numerical modelling, applied mathematics or similar is desired and proficiency or knowledge of relevant computer programming languages will be an advantage. As field work may be required, a coxswain certificate would be desirable. For further information on the eligibility requirements for the program refer here.

Additional Information:

All expressions of interest must be submitted to r.tomlison@griffith.edu.au containing:

Statement addressing your suitability for the project/scholarship
Evidence that you have completed a program with the required grades as detailed in the scholarship eligibility criteria A curriculum vitae (CV)
Research proposal
Names of two referees
The closing date for expressions of interest is 11:59pm on 18 February 2022. Shortlisted applicant details may be shared with the sponsors.

Categories : PhD Earth Sciences | PhD Bio, Chemie | GU Projects
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University:Griffith University
Faculty:Griffith Sciences - Environmental Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering Research Lab
Project Start Date:01.03.2022
Application Deadline:31.01.2022
Supervisor Name:Associate Professor Prasad Kaparaju, Email: p.kaparaju@griffith.edu.au
Contact Person for Project Details:Associate Professor Prasad Kaparaju, Email: p.kaparaju@griffith.edu.au
Location (City/Campus):Brisbane/Nathan Campus
Project Description:

Griffith University is a comprehensive research-intensive institution, ranking in the top 2% of universities worldwide, with over 50,000 students. The University has a long-established reputation for research excellence in the waste management and environmental engineering. Much of this research is undertaken within Assoc. Prof Prasad Kaparaju’s Environmental Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering Research Lab, the School of Engineering and Built Environment.

This PhD project will be based on Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland. Field trials will be carried out in Bundaberg, Queensland.

We are currently looking for a PhD candidate to work on Ian Potter Foundation (IPF) funded project - Development of sustainable biofertilisers’ applications to combat eutrophication. The project will undertake lab-scale and field studies on production, processing, and utilisation of digestate derived from anaerobic digestion of industrial wastewaters and organic wastes to produce an enhanced, practical and usable biofertiliser. New products from the digestate will be developed to ensure it meets the requirements of modern farm equipment and the nutritional needs of the crops and improve soil health.

The development of a value-add product from digestate will open the market for anaerobic digestion, helping to significantly reduce the amount of organic waste and other organic waste being sent to landfill and also improve resource use efficiency. Both farmers and the agroindustry will realise tangible benefits through reduced reliance on mineral fertilisers and the reduced cost of disposal, while at the same time improving the economic returns from anerobic digestion.

This project will reduce the inorganic fertiliser requirement and reduce the nutrient leaching, increase the uptake of biofertilisers through significantly improving the quality of the material through appropriate product design and utilisation of processing equipment.

Funding Information:

The 2022 Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship has an annual stipend of $28,854 (indexed) for a period of up to three years of full-time study. Please see the GUPRS 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 develop the research framework in the optimisation of anaerobic digestion process in pilot-scale biogas reactor to produce and process anaerobic digestate, to conduct the lab-scale phytotoxicity studies of digestate, field work including setting up the agronomic field trials, field measurement and monitoring, and carry out the lab physico-chemical and biochemical and microbiological analyses. You are expected to have strong education and research background in environmental engineering, environmental biotechnology, chemical engineering or environmental microbiology. You will have evidence of a passion for environmental change research, with a strong desire to protect Great Barrier Reef by mitigating nutrient leaching from agriculture.

Expressions of interest are welcome from domestic and onshore international applicants.

Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelors degree with honours equivalent to first 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 in accordance with Schedule One of the HDR Scholarship Policy.

Additional Information:

All expressions of interest must be submitted to p.kaparaju@griffith.edu.au containing:

Statement addressing your suitability for the project/scholarship
Evidence that you have completed a program with the required grades as detailed in the about you section
A curriculum vitae (CV)
Research proposal
Names of two referees
The closing date for expressions of interest is: 11:59 pm on 31/1/2022.

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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