Understanding the impacts of fine-scale sea ice and ocean dynamics on Southern Ocean ecosystems

Closing Date

31st December 2020*

Applicants should contact the primary supervisor, and submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) and Application as soon as possible.

*unless filled earlier

The Research Project

The physical environment of the Southern Ocean is already experiencing many changes due to the impacts of climate change, including overall warming and freshening, and regional hotspots of warming where climate change is manifesting more rapidly than the global mean. These changes include a decrease in sea ice extent and duration, intensified warming, as well as possible increases in variability.

This project will use ocean-sea ice model output to investigate properties and quantify changes in sea ice over the past 60 years, with a specific focus on how those changes are likely to impact upon key Southern Ocean species (such as Antarctic krill, penguins, seals and whales) and the ecosystem as a whole.

Eligibility
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Experience with ocean or climate model output
  • Experience with programming languages and analysis software such as python and Matlab
  • Understanding of the Southern Ocean marine-ecosystem
  • Understanding of sea ice formation and processes

See the following web page for entry requirements: www.utas.edu.au/research/degrees/what-is-a-research-degree

Application Process

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.

More Information

Please contact, Stuart Corney for further information.