Honours, Masters, PhD students (and Post-docs) who wish to join Adrift Lab are encouraged to contact us using the link above. Specific projects are often available here in Australia, or overseas, with data, samples, and/or funding already in-hand. Alternatively, you are welcome to propose a different project based on your own expertise, interest, or location of prospective co-supervisors and/or funding. Examples of the types of student projects supported by Adrift Lab are provided below.
Please make sure to include the following in your email:
CV that clearly outlines your qualifications
Cover letter that explains your interests (eg. are you applying for an advertised project, or proposing one yourself)
Piece of relevant, recent, scientific writing that showcases your abilities. If you are including a journal article as your piece of writing, and you are not the first author, please detail in your cover letter what your contributions to this paper were.
Adrift Lab is primarily based at the Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies (IMAS) in Launceston (northern Tasmania). However, some students are based in Hobart, Melbourne, and overseas.
Factors influencing the distribution of Hooded Plovers
Project title: Plastic in Pacific Gull boluses
Trace metals in seabirds of the Timor Sea
Plastic and inorganic contaminants in Bass Strait sharks
Geophysical features influence the accumulation of beach debris on Caribbean islands
Thesis: Identifying Marine Protected Areas using tropicbirds as an indicator species
Thesis: Quantifying nano-plastics ingested by shearwaters
Inter-annual variation in the density of anthropogenic debris in the Tasman Sea
Thesis: Plastic, POPs and shearwaters
Reduced vitamin A (retinol) levels indicate radionuclide exposure in Streaked Shearwaters (Calonectris leucomelas) following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident
Plastic ingestion by fish in the Southern Hemisphere: A baseline study and review of methods
Thesis: Thyroid hormones in shearwaters exposed to plastic
Thesis: Trace metals in seven species of Pterodroma petrels