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Ecological interactions in Antarctic ecosystems

Antarctic and sub-Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems are dominated by mosses, lichens, invertebrates and some vascular plants. Marine vertebrates (penguins, seals, seabirds) also play an important role in driving terrestrial processes. All these species are influenced by many environmental and biotic factors, including interactions between species. Determining the impacts of climatic and environmental change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic biodiversity requires greater understanding of these interactions.Ecological data on species interactions and the drivers of these interactions are an essential part of Antarctic and …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Biology and Environmental Science
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science
Centre for the Environment

Evidence-Driven Policy Innovation for Urban Heat Islands

Extreme heatwaves and other extreme weather events are contributing to the fragility of cities and urban infrastructure, which requires urgent attention. Urban heat islands are an exemplar for metropolitan fragile areas, which exacerbate the impact of climate change and global warming on natural hazards, such as wildfires, storms, floods, and droughts, which pose a critical threat to Australian and international communities (Degirmenci et al., 2021). Decision support systems (DSS) can help city planners and policymakers to optimise their decision-making by …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
1097567
School
1097611
Research centre(s)
Centre for Future Enterprise

Decision support for urban resilience

Extreme heatwaves and other extreme weather events are contributing to the fragility of cities and urban infrastructure, which requires urgent attention. Urban heat islands are an exemplar for metropolitan fragile areas, which exacerbate the impact of climate change and global warming on natural hazards, such as wildfires, storms, floods, and droughts, which pose a critical threat to Australian and international communities (Degirmenci et al., 2021). Decision support systems (DSS) can help city planners and policymakers to optimise their decision-making by …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Information Systems
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

Decision support systems for mitigating urban extreme heat effects

Extreme heatwaves and other extreme weather events are contributing to the fragility of cities and urban infrastructure, which requires urgent attention (Kamruzzaman et al., 2018). Urban heat islands are an exemplar for metropolitan fragile areas, which exacerbate the impact of climate change and global warming on natural hazards, such as wildfires, storms, floods, and droughts, which pose a critical threat to Australian and international communities (Degirmenci et al., 2021). Decision support systems (DSS) can help urban planners and policymakers to …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Architecture and Built Environment

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander food and nutrition projects

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples suffer disproportionally from diet-related conditions in Australia. Much current research is deficit based, however this body of work aims to be strengths based. Research projects could include, but are not limited to:a descriptive/explorative of food literacy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people using an assets based framework exploring positive deviants.a food sovereignty project to describe Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander foodways. This could be applied to a particular nation group. It could be …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
1043076
School
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Connecting in the Gulf: understanding and addressing digital inclusion in low-income Indigenous families living on Mornington Island

We know from the Australian Digital Inclusion Index that Indigenous Australians in remote communities are among the least digitally included in Australia. Research is needed to understand the impacts of low levels of digital access and inclusion on Indigenous families, living remotely, with low incomes.The proposed project investigates the impacts of digital inclusion challenges for low-income Indigenous families living on Mornington Island, a remote Aboriginal community off the Cape York Peninsula. It examines how low-income Aboriginal families use and access …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Communication
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

Using a behavioural economic evaluation to ‘Close the Gap’: Systematic literature review and/or data analysis to extend a project with the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services

With the ‘National Agreement on Closing the Gap’, the Australian Government has prioritised policies to overcome entrenched inequalities and improve health, education, employment and community outcomes for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Behavioural economic approaches offer the potential to evaluate how successful these priorities are addressed by government policies or initiatives and services delivered by community organisations. For example, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) aims to reduce the overrepresentation of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Economics and Finance
Research centre(s)

Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology

Keeping carbon – ensuring soil carbon gains through improved grazing management persist through drought in Australia's tropical and semi-arid grasslands

Drought is the biggest barrier to sequestering soil organic carbon (SOC) in soils over the long-term. While options are limited during dry periods, how we manage our pastures prior to drought can influence the resilience of SOC to losses and enhance recovery.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Science
School
School of Biology and Environmental Science
Research centre(s)
Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy

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