Coral Reef Fish Ecology

Title of Project

Coral Reef Fish Ecology


Associate Professor Suzanne C. Mills (EPHE, CRIOBE), Associate Professor Jennifer Donelson (JCU), Associate Professor Megan Head (ANU)

College or Research Centre

College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

Research topics (only one of these projects will be funded)

Project 1:  Impacts of run-off events on coral reef fish communities

Project 2: Thermal regulation in coral reef fish

Project 3: The biology and ecology of rabbitfish

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Key Words

Pair bonding; coral reef fish; fish ecology; behavioural ecology; genetics; endocrinology; citizen science; migration; territoriality

Would suit an applicant who

will be enrolled by JCU and must comply with the specific entry requirements in addition to AUFRANDE's conditions.

To be eligible to apply for entry to a Doctoral program, an applicant must demonstrate the capacity to undertake research at the Doctoral level by attaining at least one of the following:

  1. a Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class, Division A (Honours) in a degree program that included a total of at least a semester of supervised project work, the results of which contributed to the Honours grade;
  2. a postgraduate qualification which included: (a) supervised research component(s) of at least one semester or equivalent and resulted in the production of output(s) graded at the equivalent of Distinction or better, and (b) at least one research methods subject;
  3. a Research Master’s degree, where at least two thirds of the degree consisted of a supervised research component and resulted in the production of a thesis or equivalent;
  4. a combination of qualifications, research training and experience, considered equivalent to the above by the Dean of the College to which the Candidate is applying, e.g., senior authorship of at least one peer-reviewed publication plus completion of an appropriate research methods subject.

All applicants must meet the IELTS Band 2 English Language Requirements or equivalent as defined by the University.

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Updated: 27 Mar 2023