A PhD scholarship is available for work with Dr. Joshua Madin (Macquarie University), Dr. Andrew Baird (James Cook University) and Professor David Booth (University of Technology, Sydney) investigating the southward range expansions of reef corals along the New South Wales (NSW) coastline. The project will involve ecological surveys of bottom-dwelling organisms using permanent transects. This ecological data will be combined with larval recruitment experiments and a database of coral life histories to identify characteristics associated with southward expansions of tropical species and their potential influence on NSW ecosystems. The project will provide information for marine resource managers who need to develop strategies to cope with projected changes in coastal habitats. Go here for additional information.