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Available QMS PhD Projects *NEW PROJECTS*

The following is a list of PhD projects that have been approved by the QMS Steering Committee as suitable for inclusion in the QMS PhD program. All projects listed here are available to be undertaken by suitable PhD Candidates. Prospective Candidates interested in these projects should contact the project supervisors to discuss your interest in the project.

This list of projects is not exhaustive and students are encouraged to contact relevant academic staff to develop alternative PhD project proposals. All projects must be approved by the QMS Steering Committee prior to a Candidates inclusion in the QMS PhD Program. Projects should fit within one or more of the research areas of the QMS PhD program.

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Marine Environment Prediction

Dynamical downscaling of near-shore marine climate, extremes, and biogeochemistry around Southeast Australia

Submesoscale Physics and Iron Biogeochemical Modelling

*NEW* An observational study of the role of standing meanders in slowing the ACC and transporting heat to Antarctica

*NEW* Marine heat waves in the southeast Indian Ocean

Climate Variability and Resource Management

Impact of climate change on Australia's climate drivers and water resources

Predictability of the interaction between El Nino Southern Oscillation and the tropical Indian Ocean

*NEW* Climate-driven variability in tropical Pacific productivity

Climate and Ecosystems

Sensitivity of the ocean's overturning circulation to changes in climate

Environmental Conservation and Management

*NEW* Environmental drivers of Southern Rock Lobster productivity

*NEW* Harvest strategies for Tasmanian coastal fisheries shared between recreational and commercial sectors

*NEW* Harvest strategies for data poor Tasmanian coastal fisheries "Funded by the Heather Brown Scholarship"

*NEW* Optimise data collection and develop robust tag-based assessment strategies for exploratory fisheries

*NEW* Evaluation of harvest control rules in mixed fisheries under catch quota management