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Test wilding pine control with UC summer scholarship

A UC summer scholarship to test a new method of wilding pine control. This 10 week, $5K project would suit a postgrad in engineering and/or forestry and/or biological sciences. Please apply by 12 November 2022.

Zap bagged pine seedlings with electricity pulses to ring bark them (think defibrillator). Check how well  the method works by using cool equipment. Measure soil water moisture, plant transpiration rates, sap-flow etc. Find out about heat pulses, count growth rings, write a report. Thinking of  a research project? Long term we hope to design a back pack for field use.

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Are you a master’s student researching transport?

Transport impacts our lives in so many ways. It connects us to our whānau, the places we love and contributes to our health & wellbeing, It’s also one of NZ’s largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and there are exciting changes underway to decarbonise the sector and make transport more accessible. 

Thanks to Waka Kotahi, NZ Transport Agency, if you’re a master’s students researching transport could be eligible for a scholarship worth up to $15,000 a year! This scholarship has previously been awarded to students across a range of different subjects like public policy, engineering and population health.

Find out more here and apply by Monday 31 October.

Apply for Biosecurity PhD scholarship

UC Biosecurity Innovations and AgResearch invite you to apply for a PhD scholarship 2023. 

“Pest and disease scouting in major NZ crops: evaluating remote sensing and machine learning tools”.

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