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Biology PhD Unit Set


Research in Biological Sciences at the School of Science has been ranked as world class, focussing particularly on the interactions among different forms of flora and fauna, the environment and humans.

Working in a range of environments from woodlands to wetlands and the ocean, our researchers aim to improve the sustainable use of our natural environment in the face of urban development and climate change. Environmental Studies research at ECU concentrates on: Marine ecology; Freshwater ecology; Forest, woodland and wetland ecology; Wildlife and conservation biology; Systems biology; Ecophysiology; Ecological restoration; and Microbial ecology and genetics Specific postgraduate research topics related to the above topics are developed in conjunction with the postgraduate coordinator or potential supervisor. The School has a range of facilities, including laboratories, vehicles and vessels, field equipment, and state-of-the-art analytical chemistry facilities. The school also places a high emphasis on collaborations with industry, government agencies and not-for-profit organisations, which enhance the postgraduate experience.

Special entry requirements

It is desirable that all applicants contact a potential supervisor to discuss their research project before applying. Information about ECU's Research Institutions, Centres and Supervisors can be found in the school brochures listed on the Applying for a Research Degree website or the staff contact page of the relevant School.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online


Important notes

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

Academic and research organisations, Government agencies, Oil, gas and mining organisations, Natural resource management organisations, Environmental consultancies, Program Coordinator

Possible future job titles

Environmental Officer, Research Officer, Research Scientist, Research Fellow

This PhD Unit Set can be studied in the following courses

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