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. For example, we are currently seeking applicants for two PhD projects (applicants must be Australian and able to start on/before 31 Dec 2019):
Alternatively, you’re 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). Students are (very occasionally) based interstate or overseas.
Factors influencing the distribution of Hooded Plovers
Plastic in Pacific Gull boluses
Impact of introduced mice on the endemic tree, Phylica, of Gough Island
Quantifying nano-plastics on Henderson Island, South Pacific
Geophysical features influence the accumulation of beach debris on Caribbean islands
Identifying Marine Protected Areas using tropicbirds as an indicator species
Trace elements in Little Penguins
Quantifying nano-plastics ingested by shearwaters
Inter-annual variation in the density of anthropogenic debris in the Tasman Sea
Plastic, POPs and shearwaters
Vitamin A (retinol) levels in seabirds following exposure to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident
Plastic ingestion by fish in the Southern Hemisphere
Thyroid hormones in shearwaters exposed to plastic
Trace metals in seven species of Pterodroma petrels