PhD Project: Carbon sequestration potential of seaweeds

Dr Alecia Bellgrove

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We are seeking a highly-motivated PhD student to join our DeakinSeaweed research group and Blue Carbon Labfor a project examining the carbon sequestration potential of seaweeds supervised by Dr Alecia Bellgrove, A/Prof. Peter Macreadie and Dr Stacey Trevathan-Tackett.  The project will combine advanced analytical chemistry, seascape ecology, modelling, and environmental microbiology to develop novel biomarkers to search for seaweed carbon within marine sediments, uptake and retention rates of seaweed carbon within marine sediments, and model seaweed carbon export from Australian coasts. The research will help fulfil an important gap in our understanding of the contribution of seaweeds to global blue carbon sequestration.

You must be competitive for a PhD scholarship at Deakin University (currently valued at approximately AU$26,682 per annum) and apply in the upcoming scholarship round (due Thursday 15 March, 2018).  In addition to the PhD stipend, you will be supported with up to $11,200 base-level…

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