Plant Functional Biology and Climate Change Research Cluster (C3) Honours and PhD Projects
August 25, 2010
We are looking for passionate and practical students to join the world class
team at C3. If you think you have the qualifications and skills please consult
Faculty of Science Research page for a step by step guide on the
Although applications have closed for 2009 scholarships a new round will open next year. If you are still interested in applying for a scholarship talk to the relevant C3 team member to discuss your options.
Some of the projects available for 2008/2009 include:
• Climate change impacts on corals - Understanding coral bio-energetics
- Climate change impact on calcifying macroalgae - understanding ocean acidification
- Understanding climate change impact on marine calcifiers using X-ray micro-computed tomography -Impact of ocean acidification on the three-dimensional microstructure of coral.
- Drivers of invasion success in the exotic plant flora of Australia: how will they shift under climate change?
- Synergistic effects of invasive species and climate change: understanding their impacts on ecosystem structure and function
Flexibility of sea-ice photosynthesis: understanding the physiological limits of sea-ice algae and the biochemistry that controls these limits.
Professor Derek Eamus has a number of projects available in the area of forest ecophysiology and ecohydrology. including:
- Application of remote sensing to measuring and modelling the exchange of water and CO2 between the atmosphere and terrestrial landsurface.
- The impact of climate change on landscape water balance.
- The impact of climate change on forest function and groundwater recharge.
- Application of eddy covariance to measuring and modelling landscape C and water flux.
- Arid zone ecophysiology.
- Laser scintillometery and land-surface energy balances.
- Using a soil-plant-atmosphere exchange model to investigate savanna ecophysiology.
- Any other topic in forest ecophysiology and ecohydrology as agreed by Professor Derek Eamus.
If your particular area of interest isn't listed there may still be opportunities to join the team so please contact us.
Associate Professor Peter Ralph, Executive Director
Peter.Ralph@uts.edu.au +61 2 9514 4070