[Coral-List] PhD Scholarships available: Acclimation/Adaptation of reef algae to global climate change

Guillermo Diaz-Pulido g.diaz-pulido at griffith.edu.au
Thu Sep 15 20:23:30 EDT 2016

Dear All,

I am interested in receiving applications for two studentships/scholarships
to commence PhD studies in the Coral Reef Algae Ecology Lab at Griffith
University-Brisbane in Jan-Feb 2017.

The PhD candidates will join a recently funded project in collaboration
with A/Prof Catriona Hurd (Univ. of Tasmania) and Prof Bob Steneck (Univ.
of Maine) to investigate the potential for tropical macroalgae to
acclimate/adapt to global environmental changes. Special emphasis will be
placed on coralline and fleshy algae from the Great Barrier Reef.

*Interested candidates should:*
•  Be able to commence by January – February 2017.
•  Have diving experience and ideally basic to moderate knowledge of coral
reef ecology.
•  Condition of the scholarship requires applicants to have a Bachelor of
Science with Honours with at least one or more publication(s) as first
author. Non-Australian applicants must have a Masters Degree (or
equivalent) with preferably one or more publication(s) as first author.
•  Have excellent understanding of experimental design and quantitative
•  Be able to spend time in remote research stations.
•  Be self-motivated, committed, and able to work as part of a team..
•  Have strong proficiency in written English.

•  Interested applicants should email me at their earliest convenience (
g.diaz-pulido at griffith.edu.au) with a statement of interest, a curriculum
vitae and contact information for 2 professional references. Shortlisted
candidates will be interviewed (by telephone or Skype) and successful
candidates will be recommended to apply to the university scholarship
scheme (
A final selection panel will decide on the award of scholarships.
•  Further application information is available here:
• Funding: Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship-GUPRS
provides a living allowance of AUD $26,288 per annum. Australian and NZ
citizens and Australian permanent residents are exempt from paying tuition
fees. The Griffith University International Postgraduate Research
Scholarship – GUIPRS covers tuition fees for the international applicant
for up to three years.
• Applications to the university scholarship scheme close: *Monday 3
October 2016.*
• Applications without personal contact with the prospective supervisor
(Diaz-Pulido) are unlikely to succeed, so take the initiative and *start
the conversation now*!

Please forward this post to your best senior Undergraduate / Masters
students interested in commencing a PhD degree.


Guillermo Diaz-Pulido, PhD

Associate Professor
Griffith School of Environment
Nathan Campus / Griffith University / 170 Kessels Road
Brisbane, Nathan QLD 4111, Australia

Member of the Australian Rivers Institute, Coast & Estuaries.
Tel: + 61 7 373 53840 / Fax: +61 7 373 57459
Email: *g.diaz-pulido at griffith.edu.au <g.diaz-pulido at griffith.edu.au>*
Web site: *http://coralreefalgaelab.org/ <http://coralreefalgaelab.org/>*
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