6 January 2020


The University of Queensland, Australia.

(Partially Funded)


Wildlife Conservation Society public health and ecosystem health PhD scholarship top-up

The state of ecosystems and the health and well-being of people that depend on them are fundamentally linked. Climate change, loss of biodiversity and toxic pollution of ecosystems pose serious threats to biodiversity and the lives and livelihoods of future generations, particularly vulnerable populations living in low- and middle-income countries. One of the most critical short- and long-term threat to the health and wellbeing of Pacific Island people is freshwater quality and quantity, already stressed through population growth, catchment degradation (including land use and soil erosion for surface waters, and contamination of groundwater by agricultural pollutants, heavy metals, microbial pollution) and by salt water intrusion from rising seas levels.

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An opportunity exists for an outstanding PhD candidate to work on an innovative project that explores the relationships between human health and natural systems, the drivers of ecological change, and innovation solutions to achieve both human and ecosystem health goals. The successful student would be part of a vibrant research group focussing on sustainability challenges. This project is expected to be a portion of a PhD Project (1-3) chapters), with space for other related projects. It comes with a scholarship top-up and travel support to Fiji.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Two years

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

selection criteria

  • Experience in the public health and environmental conservation fields
  • Have strong quantitative
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to travel abroad
  • Ability to work both within a multidisciplinary team and independently

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • $7,000 per annum with additional financial support to travel to Fiji

How to Apply

First Step: Email the following documents  to Dr Carissa Klein (

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Academic transcript/s
  • Response to the selection criteria
  • You can familiarise yourself with the documents required for this process on the Graduate School’s website .

Second Step: If you are selected as the preferred applicant, you will then be invited to submit a full application for admission.

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