9 PhD projects: Social Dimensions of Natural Resource Management (m/f)(25-10-11)

Charles Sturt University - Albury, NSW (Austrália)

School of Environmental Sciences

School of Environmental Sciences, Charles Sturt University and various industry partners
Location:  Albury, New South Wales
Salary/Conditions: Nine  top-up scholarships valued at over  $7,000 p.a. each are available as part of a new partnership program with various natural resource management agencies

The partners will provide additional in-kind and/or financial support. The nature of this support varies with the topic and the agency involved.

We seek expressions of interest from prospective Australian PhD students in the following research areas:

•Developing a systematic and repeatable process for identifying socio-ecological systems within regional communities
•Identifying the critical social components within fragile socio-economic systems
•Using social capital to assist civil societies to adapt to climate change
•The metagovernance of regional government
•Reconfiguring the irrigation landscape for a future with less water
•Decision making paralysis and it impacts farming communities
•Creating a deeper a broader market for conservation on private land
•Comparing the effectiveness of three approaches to conservation covenants
•Water Shepparding
All PhD projects will involve field-based research largely centred on NSW. They will benefit from the team-based approach between Charles Sturt University and the industry partner. Scholarship top up funding of $7000 per annum will be provided to a total value of AUD$29,860 per annum (2011 rate).  Additional project funding and support will be provided by the partner agency. 

For more explanation and details  on the topics see:
Expressions of interest

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from local applicants (AUS citizens and permanent residents). Expressions of interest are sought from enthusiastic and dedicated, First Class or 2A Honours students. All expressions of interest should include a 500-word personal statement outlining which research area is of interest to you, a detailed CV, transcript of all academic degrees and contact details for two referees.

Applications and General Enquiries

Dr Jonathon Howard
School of Environmental Sciences
Charles Sturt University
Phone: 02 60519 685

(disponível em a 25-10-11)

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