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© Biodiversity Research Group

Opportunities

We have opportunities within the Biodiversity Research Group to apply for postdoctoral, PhD and Honours projects, as well as volunteer work. Our group has a range of exciting current projects that involve both field work and large spatial data analyses, GIS and global biodiversity research in both terrestrial and marine systems, including:

  • Prioritization of action for confronting invasive alien mammals and birds in Australia
  • The role of interactions between invasive alien species in shaping introduction success
  • Urban biodiversity and ecology of urban birds
  • Incorporating socio-political drivers into conservation prioritization
  • Conservation planning and prioritization in the Mediterranean Basin and Sea
  • The role of collaboration in conservation
  • Conservation prioritisation and collaboration in the world’s largest rivers
  • Biodiversity along environmental gradients and ecotone in the face of global change
  • Island conservation, introduced species, feral animals and threatened species
  • Science-policy gaps in biodiversity conservation
  • Island biodiversity and conservation
Undergraduate and Volunteer Opportunities

The University of Queensland provides a number of resources containing information about how to apply for a summer semester research positions and individual undergraduate projects. If you wish to apply for an internship with the lab in one of the many research areas we investigate please send an email along with your CV and publications to:

s.kark@uq.edu.au.

International Intern Amélie Genay: “My time in Brisbane was an incredible one. It helped me in my near future to know what kind of subject I want to work on. It was really an unforgettable experience”

Honours Opportunities

1. Radiotracking invasive birds and studying roost sites to examine their spatial distribution and processes shaping invasion

If you wish to apply for an honours project with the lab in one of the many research areas we investigate please send an email along with your CV and publications (if available) to:

s.kark@uq.edu.au.

Masters Opportunities

If you wish to work with Salit Kark please send an email along with your CV and publications (if available) to the below email address and we can begin correspondence about future research project ideas:

s.kark@uq.edu.au.

The University of Queensland provides a number of resources containing information about how to apply for a research position, and how to apply for scholarships. Please see the following links:

UQ Science Research Degrees (PhD/MPhil)
UQ Graduate School
Instructions on how to apply for a research degree
Information on scholarship rounds

PhD Opportunities

If you wish to work with Salit Kark please send an email along with your CV and publications to the below email address and we can begin correspondence about future research project ideas:

s.kark@uq.edu.au.

The University of Queensland provides a number of resources containing information about how to apply for a research position, and how to apply for scholarships. Please see the following links:

UQ Science Research Degrees (PhD/MPhil)
UQ Graduate School
Instructions on how to apply for a research degree
Information on scholarship rounds

Post-Doctoral and Academic Collaboration Opportunities

The Kark group are happy to support a DECRA Post- Doctoral applicant.

We are currently searching for a Post Doctoral fellow (~ one year) to work with our NESP Threatened Species hub on island conservation. If you wish to collaborate with Salit Kark please send an email along with your CV and publications to the below email address and we can begin correspondence about future research project ideas:

s.kark@uq.edu.au.

The Kark Group works on a wide range of conservation, environmental and ecological aspects and collaborates with multiple groups worldwide in both terrestrial and marine ecosystems and across spatial scales, ranging from regional to global. The research projects listed on this page are an example of our interests, we are happy to discuss collaborative projects, visits and grants. Please feel free to contact us for more information, and also with your own research ideas at Salit’s email address:

s.kark@uq.edu.au

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