12th June 2020*
Applicants should contact the primary supervisor, and submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) and Application as soon as possible.
*unless filled earlier
The eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) was previously widely distributed across northern and eastern Tasmania. It has progressively disappeared from the Tasmanian Midlands over the last 30 years and small populations in the north and northeast are under threat. Bandicoots forage in open grasslands, which puts them at higher risk of predation by feral cats. Key threats are thought to be a combination of high cat densities and destruction of structurally complex ground cover, in combination with a warming and drying climate. These threats coalesce in the most productive parts of the landscape, where soil moisture and structure provide the best conditions for both bandicoots and agriculture. The project will use wildlife cameras, trapping and movement tracking techniques to study eastern barred bandicoots in northern Tasmania to answer the following questions:
Project results will provide knowledge and recommendations for habitat restoration and recovery of eastern barred bandicoots in Tasmania. This knowledge will be grounded in an understanding of the ecological interactions between bandicoots, their habitat and predators, the processes which influence their abundance and persistence in the landscape.
Applicants from the following disciplines are eligible to apply:
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, Menna Jones for further information.