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Joint PhD Scholarships in macroecology and biodiversity conservation

Environment Institute - University of Adelaide
Australia (AU) and Denmark (DK)
Closing date
Jun 9, 2023

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Five international PhDs in macroecology & biodiversity conservation 

We are looking for five highly motivated PhD students to help establish how species can survive climate change, land use and other human pressures. Research outcomes will provide important new knowledge for protecting endangered species and ecosystems facing severe challenges in the 21st century.


  • PhD students will be enrolled in an ongoing joint award PhD program between the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute ( and the University of Copenhagen’s Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (
  • They will be jointly supervised and mentored by Associate Professor Damien Fordham and Professor Carsten Rahbek, who both lead diverse and highly skilled international research groups in Australia and Denmark, respectively.
  • PhD students will have access to cutting-edge expertise in macroecology and biodiversity conservation, state-of-the art computational facilities, comprehensive distributional, movement and genomics data and high-resolution climate and land-use projections.

More information on the five themes for PhD scholarships, requirements, and application process can be found here: 

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