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Two Full-time PhD Scholarship in Biological Sciences – Macroecology and Macroevolution, Australia

Research projects may focus on any plant or animal taxonomic group having a substantial fossil record. The ideal group would also have substantial living diversity and the potential to be studied in the context of both community ecology and systematics. Data to be compiled and synthesised will include two or more of the following:
Fossil presence-absence and abundance data to be entered into the Paleobiology Database
Similar data for extant communities
Ecologically important attributes such as body mass and ecomorphology
Phylogenies based either on molecular or morphological data
The 2011 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $22,860 pa tax exempt for 3.5 years. For an international candidate tuition fees will be covered for the scholarship period. For a domestic candidate tuition fees are covered by RTS funding.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 27 April 2011
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