Shallow lake design PhD scholarship

Wintery bloomsAssociate Professor William Glamore and Dr Fiona Johnson are currently looking for a PhD candidate to develop a classification system on the susceptibility of shallow lakes to algal blooms and how the risks may increase with climate change. 

Looking to start in early 2018, the project is part of the recently launched Melbourne Water Nuisance and Harmful Algae Science Practice Partnership (NHASP) ( The aims of the project are to provide a better understanding of existing model limitations and the means for improving waterbody design and modelling for Melbourne Water. The outcomes from the PhD will contribute to new design guidelines for constructed shallow lakes and to other projects in the NHASP.

For further information, download the project summary here: PhD Scholarship at UNSW on shallow lake design to manage the risks of climate change on algal blooms.


If interested in the position, please send your CV and educational transcripts to Dr Fiona Johnson ( with a subject line marked “Shallow Lakes PhD”.


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