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Promotion in Agrar-, Umwelt- und Geowissenschaften

Forschungsschwerpunkte

Innerhalb der Agrar-, Umwelt- und Geowissenschaften gibt es verschiedene Möglichkeiten der Spezialisierung. Folgende Forschungsbereiche lassen sich unter anderem diesem Studienfeld zuordnen:

  • Animal Science
  • Agricultural Science
  • Atmospheric sciences
  • Climate & Weather Sciences
  • Energy
  • Environmental sciences
  • Geochemistry
  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnology
  • Meteorology
  • Mineralogy
  • Numeric Modeling
  • Oceanography
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Petrology
  • Physical Geography 
  • Soil & Crop Science
  • Tectonics & Geodynamics
  • Veterinary Science  
  • Volcanology

Dein genaues Forschungsthema kannst du in direkter Absprache mit den potentiellen Supervisor:innen abstimmen. Falls du noch keine feste Vorstellung für dein Thema hast, schau dir gerne einige der aktuell ausgeschriebenen Projekte an.

Auswahl möglicher Forschungsprojekte in Australien

University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Sciences
Project Start Date:Negotiable
Application Deadline:ongoing
Supervisor Name:Associate Professor Matt Denton
Location (City/Campus):Adelaide
 
Project Description:

Delivering better crops and improving farming systems through internationally known research underpinning the breeding of crops, the management of soils, diseases and weeds and dryland farming systems agronomy. Together, we combine basic research to deliver applied outcomes that are adopted by the scientific and/or farming communities in not only Australia but globally. Research Strengths include:

  • Farming Systems
  • Entomology & plant pathology
  • Soil Science
  • Biometry
Funding Information:

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Categories : PhD Earth Sciences | ADL Projects
University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Sciences
Project Start Date:Negotiable
Application Deadline:ongoing
Supervisor Name:Professor Gordon Howarth/ Dr. Suong Ngo
Location (City/Campus):Adelaide
 
Project Description:Broad areas of research include animal behaviour, animal social networks, biology, population health, infectious diseases, reproduction, livestock and equine health. We have key links to the beef, sheep, pork and poultry industries to deliver evidence-based research outcomes.
Funding Information:

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Categories : PhD Earth Sciences | ADL Projects
University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Sciences
Project Start Date:Negotiable
Application Deadline:ongoing
Supervisor Name:Associate Professor Tara Pukala
Location (City/Campus):Adelaide
 
Project Description:Chemistry is a key component of many emerging fields of study including drug-synthesis for resistant bacteria, cancer treatments and renewable energy. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Adelaide is participating in these exciting new areas of research. Our research involves many new technologies which are influencing the field of chemistry including synchrotron and mass spectrometry, x-ray crystallography, nanotechnology, computational methods, lasers and synthetic biology. We also undertake award-winning research in fundamental chemistry spanning the traditional disciplines. Work with us as we make new discoveries, facilitate important scientific activities and train researchers of the future. Chemistry is a key component of many emerging fields of study including drug-synthesis for resistant bacteria, cancer treatments and renewable energy. The Department of Chemistry at the University of Adelaide is participating in these exciting new areas of research. Our research involves many new technologies which are influencing the field of chemistry including synchrotron and mass spectrometry, x-ray crystallography, nanotechnology, computational methods, lasers and synthetic biology. We also undertake award-winning research in fundamental chemistry spanning the traditional disciplines. Work with us as we make new discoveries, facilitate important scientific activities and train researchers of the future.
Funding Information:

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Categories : PhD Bio, Chemie | ADL Projects
University:University of Melbourne
Faculty:Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Project Start Date:negotiable
Application Deadline:ongoing
Supervisor Name:Dr Rachael Moses, e-mail: rachael.moses@unimelb.edu.au
Location (City/Campus):Parkville Precinct
 
Project Description:Humans heal in a different manner to rodents, so we need to start using more representative wound healing models to replicate the tissue architecture and wound healing cascade observed in human dermal wound healing. This exciting PhD opportunity involves developing a 3D infected chronic wound model, comprised of culturing dermal chronic wound fibroblasts, which are obtained from venous leg ulcers and epidermal keratinocytes in a complex 3D model system, allowing the strong paracrine feedback system to occur between the two cell types, as occurs in the native skin environment. This model will be utilising mostly animal-free-origin products, in a move away from typically animal-derived components used in tissue culture, resulting in reduced ethical implications and reduced variability across experiments, due to batch-to-batch variability associated with animal-derived products. This model will use a synthetic hydrogel (PeptiGel®) from Manchester BIOGEL to replace the typically used Matrigel; this PeptiGel® can be tailored to include additional components, including collagen, laminin and fibronectin.

This project involves working within the Sloan/Moses lab at The University of Melbourne, benefitting from their extensive 3D model experience. Dr Moses has been awarded a number of grants and prizes recently to further develop this work, with a strong background in wound healing, in vitro 3D models and novel pharmaceutical screening. Professor Sloan has long standing expertise in developing novel in vitro / ex vivo organ 3D culture model systems for tissue regeneration/engineering and testing novel therapeutic agents, along with advancing the 3Rs in biomedical research and bioengineering. Dr Farrugia has a strong background in biomaterial development and characterisation, and wound healing, including in vitro models, with an additional focus on the development of new therapies. Dr Liam Sharkey is a bacteriologist specialising in antibiotic resistance with a particular focus on Staphylococcus aureus, a common cause of chronic wound infections. He has experience with in vitro models of S. aureus biofilm formation and the genetic manipulation of clinical S. aureus strains. This project benefits from collaboration with industrial partners assessing novel pharmaceuticals on these models; these natural pharmaceuticals have previously been assessed by Dr Moses through a variety of other 2D wound healing studies.

This project will involve a variety of laboratory-based techniques including tissue culture, 3D models, bacteriology, histology, immunostaining, H&E staining, confocal imaging, translational research, bioinformatics, biostatistics, research management, oral presentation skills, and scientific writing skills.
Funding Information:RTP scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students enrolled in an accredited HDR course at an Australian HEP. More information
Categories : PhD Health Sciences | PhD Engineering | PhD Bio, Chemie | MELB Projects
University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Sciences
Project Start Date:Negotiable
Application Deadline:ongoing
Supervisor Name:Dr Stijn Glorie
Location (City/Campus):Adelaide
 
Project Description:Research at the department of Earth Sciences focusses on : - exploring how the planet works, from deep time plate tectonics to the evolution of continents. - studying the resource endowment of Australia and the planet. - investigating the evolution of life and the climate. We offer projects associated with our main research strengths in: - mineral exploration (including `critical minerals`) - tectonics and geomechanics - metamorphic petrology and geochemistry - geo-, thermo- and petrochronology - isotope geochemistry (including metal isotopes) - optical stimulated luminescence dating for palaeontology - palaeoclimatology and biogeochemistry - magnetotellurics, heat production and heat flow studies
Funding Information:

The department of Earth Science is part of the $218M Mineral Exploration Cooperative Research Centre, which is the world's largest mineral exploration collaboration, providing research support for 10 years until 2029. Additional funding that is currently available comes from Australian Research Council research grants, such as Discovery projects on `crustal growth` and `the East Asian Monsoon` and a Linkage project on `rare earth mineral resources`

GOstralia! Research Centre Scholarships

Categories : PhD Earth Sciences | ADL Projects
University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Sciences
Project Start Date:Negotiable
Application Deadline:ongoing
Supervisor Name:Associate Professor Keith Shearwin
Location (City/Campus):Adelaide
 
Project Description:Our scientists explore how flora and fauna respond to environmental challenges and climate change and seek to understand the adaptive capacity and resilience of species. We use analytical and applied techniques to study wildlife conservation and biosecurity risk management; monitor ecosystems with satellite imagery and use GIS and spatial simulation modelling to forecasts biodiversity shifts to conserve natural systems. Our marine biology and aquatic research have a strong focus on current environmental issues that affect freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems while exploring the ecological history of underwater communities. We contribute to improving human health by exploring the relationship between biodiversity and infectious and chronic diseases, including water quality for human and environmental health.
Funding Information:

GOstralia! Research Centre Scholarships

Categories : PhD Earth Sciences | ADL Projects
University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Sciences
Project Start Date:Negotiable
Application Deadline:ongoing
Supervisor Name:Associate Professor Keith Shearwin
Location (City/Campus):Adelaide
 
Project Description:Our scientists use ancient and modern DNA techniques to ‘travel through time’ so we can understand the evolutionary history of living and extinct vertebrates. We assess the impacts of past environmental change on animal populations, and this provides valuable genetic data for conservation and management of threatened species. We explore human evolution and migration, in particular the human evolutionary history of Indigenous Australians, through key collaboration with the South Australian Museum and Aboriginal families and communities around Australia. Our evolutionary biologists also apply expertise in forensic biology and new genomic techniques to analyse highly degraded human remains for various agencies.
Funding Information:

GOstralia! Research Centre Scholarships

Categories : PhD Earth Sciences | ADL Projects
University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Sciences
Project Start Date:Negotiable
Application Deadline:ongoing
Supervisor Name:Associate Professor Keith Shearwin
Location (City/Campus):Adelaide
 
Project Description:We explore the molecular mechanisms underlying chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, HIV and Alzheimer’s disease. Our goal is to better understand the molecular structure of these human diseases in order to discover new pathways and treatment options. Our experts are also forging ahead with our understanding of the molecular interactions between pathogenic bacteria and humans. We’re developing more effective vaccines and treatment strategies to combat infectious diseases, such as E.coli, tuberculosis, golden staph, middle ear infection and malaria. Our scientists are also making important breakthroughs in biotechnology, epigenetics and genome editing. We investigate how flora and fauna adapt to environmental signalling; how species evolve and survive through the evolution of resistance; genetic engineering of bacteria; and improving crops through synthetic biology and biotechnology.
Funding Information:

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Categories : PhD Bio, Chemie | ADL Projects
University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Sciences
Project Start Date:Negotiable
Application Deadline:ongoing
Supervisor Name:Associate Professor Ross Young
Location (City/Campus):Adelaide
 
Project Description:Our physics research captures international attention in the world's best research journals, as we collaborate with national and international partners on cutting-edge global physics projects. We explore the fundamental studies of the structure of sub-atomic matter and develop novel optical and photonic systems for a wide range of applications. We investigate the upper atmosphere using a network of sites that stretch from the equator to the Antarctic. We analyse the structure of the universe under, above and beyond the earth through our astrophysics and geophysics programs. We aim to improve healthcare through our medical physics research.
Funding Information:

GOstralia! Research Centre Scholarships

Categories : PhD Bio, Chemie | ADL Projects
University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Sciences
Project Start Date:Negotiable
Application Deadline:ongoing
Supervisor Name:Associate Professor Ken Chalmers
Location (City/Campus):Adelaide
 
Project Description:

Our research is helping growers overcome salinity, soil toxicities and nutrient limitations; enabling adaptation to drought and climate change; protecting crops against plant pathogens, and ensuring the sustainable improvement of crop yield and quality. Plant-breeding programs have produced more than half of the commercially grown grain varieties in southern Australia. We deliver outcomes of direct significance to both the Australian and global agricultural industries by collaborating across various sciences including molecular genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, epigenetics, metabolomics, phenomics, molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, and biophysics. Research Strengths:

  • Plant biology and biochemistry
  • Plant genetics, genomics and breeding
  • Viticulture and horticulture
  • Crop bioinformatics
Funding Information:

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Categories : PhD Earth Sciences | ADL Projects
University:University of Sydney
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine and Health
Project Start Date:01/01/2023
Application Deadline:30/12/2022
Supervisor Name:No specific Supervisor. Contact fmh.research-opportunity@sydney.edu.au for further information
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:

This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to a master's by research or PhD student to undertake research in the cardiovascular rehabilitation and secondary prevention fields as part of a NHMRC Synergy Grant.

The aim of SOLVE-CHD is to transform post-discharge secondary prevention and reduce the burden of heart disease by decreasing deaths, hospitalisations and costs via a program of work that integrates data, technology, partnerships and capacity building.

This Scholarship is funded by a NHMRC Synergy Grant entitled Solving the long-standing evidence-practice gap associated with cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease (SOLVE-CHD).Use paste as text if you have formatting problems.

Funding Information:

The scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $32,000 per annum, subject to satisfactory academic performance for:

  •     up to two years for a master's by research recipient who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2019
  •     up to 1.75 years for a master's by research recipient who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January 2019
  •     up to three years for a PhD recipient.
Applicantion Information:

You must:

  •     have applied for admission or be enrolled to study full-time in a master's by research or PhD at the Faculty of Medicine and Health. If you have an unconditional offer of admission or are currently enrolled to study part-time and will change to full-time enrolment prior to the scholarship commencement you will also be eligible
  •     work within a multi-disciplinary research group investigating the health impacts of extreme heat and hot weather for people with cardiovascular disease, implementing evidence-based guidelines to reduce the burden of extreme heat and develop new communication strategies to help build community resilience to extreme heat
  •     be willing to conduct research closely in line with one of the aims of SOLVE-CHD Synergy Grant (a list of potential topics are provided below as a guide):
    •         Practice change amongst cardiac rehabilitation providers – barriers, enablers and learnings aiming to support patient level electronic record collection
    •         Potential and evaluation of data-driven quality improvement in sustained management of CHD and cardiac rehabilitation
    •         Evaluation of service and patient level data to improve reach and equity in sustained managed of CHD
    •         Virtual reality advice from future self in secondary prevention, and
    •         Expanding peer support in secondary prevention
  •     be primarily supervised by one of the chief investigators from SOLVE-CHD team member.
Categories : PhD Health Sciences | SYD Projects
University:University of Sydney
Faculty:Faculty of Science - School of Geosciences
Project Start Date:01/03/2023
Application Deadline:31/12/2022
Supervisor Name:No specific Supervisor. Contact science.hdrofficer@sydney.edu.au for further information
Location (City/Campus):Sydney
Project Description:

This Scholarship aims to support a student undertaking a PhD in Geography within the School of Geosciences, Faculty of Science.

The focus of the research will be on the geographies and materialities of flood protection infrastructures in the context of rapid urbanisation and climate change in Jakarta, Indonesia and/or Suva, Fiji. We will investigate how key materials – including water and sand – are assembled to build resilient urban infrastructure in Jakarta and Suva. Using social science research methods, we will identify the impacts of these landscape, market, and labour transformations across sites of extraction, circulation, and use.

This Scholarship is funded through ARC DECRA Project on ‘Building Urban Resilience: Adaptation Economies in the Asia-Pacific’ (DE210101443) and School of Geosciences, Faculty of Science.

Funding Information:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney’s Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

The PhD recipient may apply for an extension of the primary stipend allowance for up to 6 months.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is also provided for a successful international applicant for up to twelve research periods with a possible two research period extension (full-time equivalent), subject to satisfactory academic performance.

The Scholarship will also cover overseas health cover for a successful international applicant (single cover only) for the normal full-time duration of their higher degree studies at the University of Sydney.

Applicantion Information:

You must:

  •     have an unconditional offer of admission to study full time in a PhD within Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney
  •     be willing to undertake research independently about urban resilience infrastructure in either Jakarta or Suva
  •     must also hold at least an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class Upper) or a Masters degree in Geography or a related field, with a substantial research component, or equivalent.

Please Note: An Applicant without an unconditional offer of admission may apply and be selected, however, no scholarship offer will be sent until the applicant has an unconditional offer of admission.

Categories : PhD Earth Sciences | SYD Projects
University:University of Adelaide
Faculty:Faculty of Sciences
Project Start Date:Negotiable
Application Deadline:ongoing
Supervisor Name:Associate Professor David Jeffery/Dr Jo Zhou
Location (City/Campus):Adelaide
 
Project Description:

Our research seeks to better understand the wine-making process and how it can be manipulated to improve wine quality. With expertise in wine microbiology, biochemistry, sensory & consumer science, and wine quality measurements, we work along the whole winemaking process from grape to glass. Innovative research that links food, nutrition and sustainable agriculture to improve human health translates into food products with real health outcomes. Improvements in nutritional status of human populations can optimise health outcomes, benefiting quality of life and reducing whole-of-life health care costs Research Strengths:

  • Wine Science
  • Food & Nutrition Science
Funding Information:

GOstralia! Research Centre Scholarships

Categories : PhD Earth Sciences | ADL Projects

Grundlegendes zum Schwerpunkt Agrar-, Umwelt- und Geowissenschaften

Die Geowissenschaften widmen sich in grundlegender Ausrichtung dem Studium der Erde: Die Erforschung des Materials, aus dem sie besteht,  die Erkundung der dynamischen Prozesse auf unserem Planeten, wie diese auf Materialien einwirken, wie zum Beispiel tektonische Prozessen, die zu Vulkanausbrüchen und Erdbeben oder der Erzeugung von Mineralien oder Wasser in der Erdkruste führen. Eine wichtige Rolle in den modernen Geowissenschaften spielen auch paleo-historische Ansätze.

Forschungsprojekte in den Earth Sciences sind darüber hinaus richtungsweisend für das Verständnis des Klimawandels und damit für die nachhaltige Gestaltung von gesellschaftlichen Transformationsprozessen. Von entscheidender Bedeutung ist auch hier der Einbezug innovativer Technologien. Für die nationalen „Research Priorities“  soil and water oder resources bildet das breit aufgestellte thematische Spektrum der Geowissenschaften eine essentielle Basis. Als globale Wissenschaftsdisziplin wird internationale Forschungszusammenarbeit besonders groß geschrieben. 

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