PhD top up available: Using quantitative techniques to conserve the Christmas Island flying-fox
Our group needs a new member!
We're searching for a student who's interested in working on the conservation of the threatened Christmas Island Flying-Fox (CIFF, see photo). The CIFF is threatened by a multitude of threats including disease and invasive species. This PhD project aims to use statistical methods to make strategic decisions for the conservation management of the endemic flying fox in the face of considerable population uncertainty and multiple potential threats.
The candidate will need a strong quantitative background with a strong knowledge of statistical and/or mathematical modelling and have a good understanding of, or a strong desire to learn, approaches for environmental decision-making. Expert on flying-foxes is not necessary but understanding of applying quantitative approaches to ecological systems would be beneficial.