1st February 2021*
Applicants should contact the primary supervisor, and submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) and Application as soon as possible.
*unless filled earlier
Offshore aquaculture offers a potential solution to environmental impacts from coastal, shallow water farming. With the deeper water and high energy environments waste from fish can be diluted, offering a low risk input to the marine environment. However, we know little about how the benthic regions react to nutrients in these locations.
This project will align methods for measuring fluxes in these offshore locations, with biogeochemical models to build a predictive capacity to measure the impacts at potential sites. If you are an applied mathematician or an ecosystem/physical modeller with highly developed quantitative skills, then this PhD would be suitable for your consideration.
The project is being provided through the Blue Economy CRC. It is part of the wider Blue Economy-funded project ‘A novel approach to measuring the depositional footprint of the Blue Economy’, led by the Auckland University of Technology.
See the following web page for entry requirements: www.utas.edu.au/research/degrees/what-is-a-research-degree
Applicants who require more information or are interested in this specific project should first contact the listed Supervisor. Information and guidance on the application process can be found on the Apply Now website.
Information about scholarships is available on the Scholarships webpage.
Please contact, Dr Scott Hadley for further information.