Microorganisms in Yarra Estuary PhD - Dept Civil Engineering
*closed for 2012* This project aims to understand and reduce the public health risk of aquatic recreation in the Yarra River estuary. Several key objectives have been identified: (1) investigate the factors which control the level of microorganisms in the Yarra River Estuary, (2) investigate the actual human health risks (and reductions after mitigation) of aquatic recreation in the Yarra River estuary and (3) based on the above understanding, identify appropriate mitigation methods and locations for targeted trials to help improve the recreational quality of the estuary. The project will run for three years. PhD Topic: Dynamics of faecal contamination in urban estuaries. A series of lab experiments and field campaigns are envisaged to explore how faecal microorganisms are behaving in the estuarine system. The student will need a strong background in microbiology (or a related field).
|Study Subject:||Microorganisms, Microbiology, Engineering, Aquatic recreation|
|Provided By:||ARC (Linkage Project)-Civil Engineering|
|Level:||Post Graduate (Research)|
This scholarship is offered once only to one person. Open for applications until July 31, 2012.
The value of this scholarship is AUD28000 (total may vary). This award is to be used for living expenses. This scholarship is paid See Scheme Summary for the period of 3 years.
This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: Microbiology.
This scholarship requires you to have achieved Honours 1 or equivalent.
To apply for this scholarship you must apply directly to the Main Contact (below). Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying.
Dr David McCarthy
Department of Civil Engineering
Phone: +61 3 9905 5068
Web Site: http://www.eng.monash.edu.au/civil/