Griffith University, Qld
Applications close: 30 October 2009.
Applications are being sought for 1 full PhD scholarship at APAI
rate ($ 26,669 p.a.) and one top-up scholarship ($ 7,000 p.a.) at
Griffith University to work on an industry-oriented ARC Linkage
Project – Ecosystem restoration of bauxite-processing residue
disposal areas – in close collaboration with Alcoa Australia
Ltd and Lincoln University.
Australia is one of the world’s largest alumina producers,
but sustainable rehabilitation of bauxite-processing residue
storage areas (RSAs) is problematic due to the inherently hostile
characteristics of residue materials. This project will investigate
important biogeochemical cycling processes of nitrogen, phosphorus
and carbon and develop appropriate fertilisation strategies for
successful ecosystem restoration of RSAs.
These scholarships are open to Australian citizens and overseas
applicants with an Honours degree (1 or 2A) or equivalent in the
fields of agriculture, environmental chemistry, soil biochemistry
or plant biology.
Dr CR Chen
Environmental Futures Centre,
Griffith School of Environment
Tel: 07 3735 7494
Dr IR Phillips
Tel: 08 9530 2338