PhD Scholarship in Green Accounting for Australian in Australia, 2018

Scholarship Description: Applications are invited for Ph.D. Scholarship Opportunity in Green Accounting for Domestic as well as International students to study in Australia. This is a 3-year Ph.D. program of research at the Hawkesbury Institute for the environment, investigating opportunities and benefits associated with urban tree and shrub plantings under future climates. This project aims to address the following questions: How effective are different plant species in reducing local temperatures and improving air quality in our cities? How can planting design be optimized to support high levels of biodiversity? How are the co-benefits (i.e. ecosystem services) of urban plantings influenced by soil conditions (e.g. water holding capacity) and planting context (e.g. street trees versus parks and gardens)? To ensure that plantings in urban regions across Australia are sustainable into the future, we will assess a wide variety of plants and turf to see how well they will cope with the climate conditions of tomorrow. The Which Plant Where program is a five-year series of research that will find out where current favorites are unlikely to thrive under the more extreme climates that Australian cities face, learn from past successes, and stress-test major landscape species to find opportunities for new species and varieties to be planted. Available Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Green Accounting. Scholarship Benefits: What does the scholarship provide? Eligible Nationalities: Applications are open to international candidates as well as Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia. Eligibility Criteria: Relevant professional experience in the broad area of horticulture, agriculture or forestry will be viewed favorably. As a minimum, the successful applicant should: Application Procedure: Incomplete applications or applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered. Please contact the Graduate

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