Urban green spaces: how design decisions impact conservation and human health impact

Closing Date

14th February 2020

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

The Research Project

This project aims to develop a better understanding of what features attract people to urban green spaces (to encourage their use), and whether these features significantly compromised the conservation value of these environments. The project will explore the synergies and trade-offs of human-made infrastructure (e.g. walking paths, night lighting and recreational features) in urban green spaces for human engagement and wildlife conservation. This will be done by working in collaboration with local stakeholders to evaluate the effectiveness of current green space initiatives. This project will focus on regional cities and aims to make recommendations for urban planning and regional development that positively improve human health and wildlife conservation outcomes. Supervisors are Dr Dave Kendal and Dr Emily J Flies, Other possible supervisors include: Dr Pauline Marsh, Dr Penelope Jones, Dr Kate Booth

  • Relevant research experience
  • First class honours in a relevant discipline

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, Dave Kendal for further information.