Centre for Marine Socioecology: PhD Scholarships

The CMS is built around multi-disciplinary expertise in the natural and physical sciences, social sciences, economics and law. Each of the projects has an identified supervisor team and successful candidates will be expected to integrate across disciplines as well as within the primary discipline. Successful applicants will be expected to become part of the broader CMS group and be prepared to work and be challenged beyond their disciplinary comfort zones.
Potential candidates are advised to contact the primary supervisor identified in each research area to discuss the project and its expectations in more detail.

The CMS vision is to be a world leading institute in the provision of research to underpin the multiple use management of the marine domain.

Please find more information about the scholarship opportunities on the links below.

Domestic Applicants: Domestic Scholarships, utas.edu.au/research/degrees/scholarships/domestic-scholarships.

International Applicants: International Scholarships, utas.edu.au/research/degrees/scholarships/international-scholarships.

Resolving coastal tensions or living with conflict: what is the fate of Tasmania’s rural coasts?

Project outline: Tasmania is experiencing escalated development of its coastal regions, with greater use of coastal waters for industry and recreational activities, as well as the value placed on the pristine nature of our coasts. A greater understanding of community values regarding the marine environment is required so that increased…

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Weather Modification in Australia and the United States: What Lessons for Governing Regional Climate Intervention?

Project outline: ‘Climate intervention’ refers to deliberate human intervention in the earth system to lessen human induced climate change. Solar radiation management is a form of climate intervention that might be used at various scales to increase the planet’s albedo and thereby reduce temperature increase. Prominent proposals include marine cloud…

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Ecosystem service ‘offsets’ and aquaculture: determining equivalence and acceptability of environmental and social impacts and benefits

Summary: The concept of offsets, though well developed and applied in terrestrial resource-based and energy sectors, has not been tested in marine-based aquaculture. This project examines the applicability of offsets as an instrument to achieve optimal social, economic and environmental returns from marine ecosystem services from marine-based aquaculture activity. Using…

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Incorporating marine and coastal recreational and tourism use and values into ecosystem based management decision-making

Project Outline and objectives Recreational and tourism uses of the marine environment are often considered benign in terms of environmental impact and perhaps for this reason, few resources are allocated to undertaking research into these uses of the marine environment, particularly in terms of spatial use data and any values…

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