Prof Bob Costanza and Prof Jeremy Russell-Smith, Charles Darwin University
A key factor in any long term improvement in resilience in remote north Australian communities will be considerations of cost. The low levels of infrastructure and remoteness of communities ensures that service delivery is difficult and expensive. The ecosystem services project will examine mechanisms for generating income and attendant human capital while managing elements of landscape BNH risk.
The project will a) undertake a rigorous evaluation of the Ecosystem Services (ES) model in general as a vehicle for building resilience in the north and our near neighbours and b) a detailed assessment of the potential (if any) that would accrue from specific Environmental Service (PES) benefits which can be derived from different land-use options to be derived from savanna landscapes of northern Australia and adjoining regions including savanna burning, carbon sequestration, diversified / mixed pastoral management activities, and environmental stewardship arrangements.
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Postgraduate Scholarships Application Process
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC postgraduate scholarships are available for students pursuing research higher degrees in the bushfire research fields, in line with Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC projects.
Both Full and Top Up scholarships and project support funding are available for outstanding students, with preference given to the provision of top up scholarships.
Current funding amounts are:
- Full Scholarships of up to $28,000 per annum for three and a half years.
- Top Up scholarships of $10,000 per annum for three and a half years to holders of Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) and University Research Scholarships.
Bushfire & Natural Hazard CRC Scholarship Application Kit
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