Science without Borders is a Brazilian Government scholarship program which aims to send 100,000 Brazilians on one or two semester undergraduate programs, PhD or Postdoctoral studies in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and creative industries at top universities around the world over the next four years commencing in September 2012.
The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), is a committed supporter of the Science without Borders program. UTS is committed to building on this initiative, developing partnerships with higher education institutions and the private sector to support further collaboration between the two countries and has appointed Australian Centre, a Brazilian education specialist to assist Brazilians with information on Australia and studying at UTS for a study abroad/exchange program.
UTS:C3 is excited to engage with Brazilian candidates (post doc and PhD) who are interested in developing a research project with members of the Plant Functional Biology and Climate Change Cluster (C3). We have a range of projects available and supervisors who are interested in developing projects with potential candidates.
- Bio-optical enhancement of algal biofuel (Professor Peter Ralph )
- Molecular ecology of marine phytoplankton: using molecular techniques to understand the evolution, diversity and toxicity of marine microalgae (Associate Professor Shauna Murray)
- Molecular microbial ecology, marine microbial ecology, microbial oceanography (Dr Justin Seymour)
- Phenotypic and genotypic responses to climate change and variability, marine biogeochemistry (Dr Martina Doblin)
- Use of models to integrate physiological and molecular stress markers of coral bleaching (Professor Peter Ralph)
- Mechanisms causing tree mortality during drought (Professor Derek Eamus)
- Impacts of extreme hydro-meteorological conditions on ecosystem functioning and productivity patterns across Australia (Professor Alfredo Huete)
- Ecological analyses of pollen sources and allergen content through remotely-sensed phenological studies of exotic and native grasslands across environmental gradients (Professor Alfredo Huete)
- Securing Australia's food supply: a spatial analysis platform to model climate change impacts on crop production (Professor Qiang Yu)
- Vegetation regulations of rainfall-runoff relationships in response to the more variable climate in Australia (Professor Qiang Yu)
Other project proposals that fit within the current research interests of C3 core members may also be available
If you are a Brazilian student and are interested in joining C3 as a PhD student or postdoctoral researcher please contact
- C3 Executive Director Professor Peter Ralph or the relevant project area leader OR
- C3 administration OR
- The Australian Centre in Brazil