Most summers the RCAAE offers a studentship to one or two students who have an interest in field-based research, plant ecology, and vegetation monitoring and conservation.
Studentships are a great opportunity for students to gain experience and knowledge of field ecology techniques. Students learn a range of skills such as plant identification, quantitative measurements of plant populations and environmental attributes, database entry and data manipulation.
Studentships are based in the Victorian Alps (typically at Falls Creek), with students completing a month or more of field-based research and monitoring. By obtaining a studentship you can contribute to long-term research and monitoring in the alpine environment, contributing to conservation of these natural areas.
Summer Studentship 2021 – 2022
Applications are now open for the 2021 – 2022 Alpine Summer Studentship. For more information on the studentship and how to apply, refer to the flyer. Applications close Friday 8th October 2021.
Previous Summer Studentships with the RCAAE
Seraphina Cutler, Hons in Alpine Ecology
James Camac, Hons & PhD in Alpine Ecology, Research Fellow & member RCAAE
Brad Farmilo, Hons & PhD in Plant Ecology
Shona Arber, Hons in Plant Ecology
Luke O’Loughlin, Hons & PhD in Invasion Ecology
Linda Requelme, Hons in Plant Ecology
Scott McDonald, Hons
Freya Thomas, Hons & PhD in Plant Ecology
Karen Stott (Deakin Uni), Hons in Alpine Ecology
Citra Dashiell, Hons in Alpine Ecology
Marty Bryant, Diploma of Education
Juan Hernandez, Hons in Plant Ecology
Verity Fyfe, Botanical consultant
Ben Zeeman, Hons & PhD in Plant Ecology
Karina Salmon, Hons in Fire Ecology, Consultant Botanist
Nick Bell, Hons in Alpine Genetics
Zac Walker, Hons in Fire Ecology, Research Scientist with the RCAAE
Brendan Ashby, Hons in Mycorrhizal Ecology
Emma Sumner, Hons in Alpine Ecology, PhD in Alpine Ecology
Elyse Harrison, Consultant botanist
Bianca Berto, Hons in Plant Ecology, PhD Candidate in Seed Ecology
Alexandra Blackburn-Smith, Masters Candidate in Alpine Ecology
Suzie Moss, Masters Candidate in Alpine Ecology
Courtney Taylor, Masters Candidate in Plant Ecology
Nina Kerr, Consultant botanist
Iris Hickman, Masters Candidate in Alpine Ecology