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|Floristic surveys of Walpole Wilderness peat swamps and assessing their endangerment
|Prof Stephen Hopper
There is an urgent need to document the range of flora found in peat swamps across the Walpole Wilderness region to tie in with large scale geomorphological, hydrological and fauna surveys under Noongar Elder guidance. Collectively, this research will better inform conservation strategies and help identify the rarest and most threatened floristic peat communities. DNA studies of key threatened species may be undertaken to document population level patterns of divergence and hybridization.
|01 Jan 2024
|31 Oct 2024
Ian Potter Foundation
|School of Biological Sciences
This interdisciplinary project is hosted by School of Biological Sciences principal supervisor Professor Stephen Hopper AC (UWA) and co-supervised by Dr Margaret Byrnes (DBCA) and Dr Rachel Binks (UWA).
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the first principal supervisor Professor Stephen Hopper AC at email@example.com for more information. Please include a cover letter describing your interest in the field, CV, publications, an academic transcript, relevant supporting documents of prior research, and the names and contact details of two potential referees.
|Specific project requirement
Prospective candidates should have Masters or Honours degree (first class or equivalent) that includes botanical survey. Good interpersonal communication and the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team will be expected from the candidate. The ability for independent, organized work and advanced communication skills in English (oral and written) are also essential.