Year Round High-Value Honey Production Sites

PROPOSAL

Pioneering plant modelling Phd student is required to design and implement a year round bee hive site for high- value honey production. Site locations are in the biogeographical zones  of the Swan Coastal Plain in the South West of Western Australia  and in the Brigalow Belt in South Queensland 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience, skills and/or a keen interest in modeling, plant biology, environmental science, natural resource management or similar.  
  • Ability to operate outdoors in an observational environment ( native bush & remote locations)
  • Willingness to work as part of a large interdisciplinary team to achieve outcomes through a combination of planning, working independently & collaboration with other team members. 
  • Willingness to engage with external stakeholders such as private companies & government departments to effectively present scientific research results to this audience. 
  • Excellent interpersonal & oral communication skills 
  • A working knowledge of  economic analytical systems is highly desired.  
  • Limited fear of bees and bee stings. Bee allergies should be a consideration. 

 PROJECT LEADER

Dr Michael Renton

PhD Student

If you are interested in applying this PhD program, please send your latest CV and a personal statement (addressing the requirements) to michael.renton@uwa.edu.au before 31 December, 2017.