PhD opportunity: National Centre for Coasts and Climate

The coastal lab is part of the National Centre for Coasts and Climate. With A/Prof David Kennedy and Dr Teresa Konlechner leading the key research of understanding the key drivers and responses of the coast to climate change.

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne, Australia within the recently established National Centre for Coasts and Climate (NCCC). NCCC aims to be recognised internationally as a leader in coastal science and policy through delivery of research that addresses issues of major environmental, social, and economic importance at the land-ocean interface. Its mission is to undertake solutions-focused research that advances understanding of risks and opportunities in the coastal zone, and informs new systems of environmental management and coastal governance.

The project is a partnership between the NCCC and CSIRO, and is funded through the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program. The successful candidate will conduct research into the morphodynamics of beach and dune systems and their susceptibility and vulnerability to climate change. The work will investigate the sensitivity of coastal sedimentary systems, specifically beaches and dunes, to changing boundary conditions.

The successful applicant will receive a scholarship of $26,288 AUD p/a for full time students.

Applicants must be either an Australian or New Zealand citizens, or an Australian Permanent Residents.

To apply or for more information please contact A/Prof David Kennedy

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