PhD opportunity (ecological modelling and monitoring)

I’m seeking applications from highly motivated candidates interested in conducting PhD research on wildlife monitoring or species distribution modelling, particularly from a methodological angle. Work could involve understanding how existing modelling tools work, evaluating how they perform under different circumstances, and developing extensions and guidelines for their use.

As the research will develop at the interface between ecology and statistics, desirable candidates include ecologists with skills in statistical modelling, as well as statisticians and mathematicians with strong interest in ecological applications. A successful candidate would ideally start early 2017, and will be co-supervised by other QAECO principal investigators. The successful candidate must secure a scholarship through the University of Melbourne (APA or MRS).

To apply: send a one-page statement outlining your research interests and ideas, together with a CV, academic transcript and contact details for 2 academic references to gguillera[at] Candidates should contact to discuss details about this opportunity at least several weeks prior to deadline for applications (28 October; or 30 September for international applicants).

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