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2 new exciting PhD projects!

Updated: Sep 12, 2023

We are currently advertising 2 new exciting PhD projects. Both projects fall under the wider project Yagarrajalajalan Nagula Buru: We all care for Sea Country a four-year, multi-partner, collaborative investigation of the co-management of Yawuru Nagulagun Roebuck Bay Marine Park (YNRBMP) in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The wider project integrates Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science, and is funded through the Western Australian Government Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI), in support of the UN Ocean Decade.


Both PhD projects are fully funded. Please take a look at the project descriptions attached for all the details, including how to apply and important dates! HURRY, applications are due between 24-27 September 2023, with virtual interviews soon after. Applications are open to both domestic and international applicants. Both projects are also advertised elsewhere (including

Please get in touch with the PEAC Lab directly if you have any questions or need more information.


1. Ecology of Green Turtles on Yawuru Nagulagun

This PhD project is based at the PEAC Lab. Following principals of 2-way science, this project aims to investigate the ecology of green turtles at YNRBMP, integrating Indigenous Knowledge with techniques ranging from biologging/biotelemetry to Stable Isotope Analysis.

PhD_Ecology of Green Turtles on Yawuru Nagulagun
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2. Coastal and marine social values to inform co-management of marine parks

This PhD project is based at Murdoch University. Again, following principals of 2-way science, this project aims to investigate the activities, social values and potential conflicts related to shared marine resources (specifically turtles, dugong and fin-fish) within YNRBMP, using techniques such as interviews, social network analyses and participatory workshops

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Image Credits: Left: Green Turtle, Victorhuertas_photo (Instagram 2022), Right: Yawuru buru, Andre deSouza (2023)

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