Trees-Mediated Methane Emissions PhD Scholarship for International Students at Southern Cross University Australia in 2021

Southern Cross University invites applications for the Trees-Mediated Methane Emissions PhD Scholarship for International Students in Australia for the 2021/22 academic session.

Wetlands are among the earth’s most efficient ecosystems for carbon sequestration, yet this can be offset by the emission of methane – a potent greenhouse gas. Recent research indicates that wetland trees can be an important pathway for methane emissions. Many aspects of this pathway and its underlying processes are largely unquantified and remain relatively unknown. This rapidly evolving topic has considerable scope for new scientific discoveries.

Worth of Award

Successful candidates will be offered a PhD stipend (for a 3-year duration at the Australian Research Training Program rate; the 2021 rate is $28,597 per year, indexed annually), plus a tuition fee waiver and an additional stipend to cover research costs.


  • The ideal candidate is highly motivated for scientific research in environmental geochemistry with a special interest in CH4, wetlands, and carbon cycling. The successful applicant will need to meet the entry requirements to enroll in a PhD at Southern Cross University on a full-time basis, including a second-class Honours degree (or above) or an MSc degree (or equivalent) in environmental sciences, soil/aquatic sciences, geo-ecology, geochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering or a related natural science discipline.
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English, as well as excellent communication and team skills, are expected. This PhD position is open to international applicants from all counties, in addition to Australian and New Zealand citizens.
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How to Apply

Applicants for the Trees-Mediated Methane Emissions PhD Scholarship are asked to submit an expression of interest, which must include

  • a CV,
  • copies of previous research outputs,
  • a cover letter outlining a summary of your research experience,
  • your reasons for wanting to do a PhD and information on how your skills will be relevant to the project.
  • Send your application to [email protected] and [email protected]).
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Deadline: Applications will remain open until filled in 2021.


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