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Department of Biological Sciences, School of Science & Engineering

The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

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The university site that lists many scholarships is http://www.sci.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships.shtml

Funded MSc projects in Biology

Bruce Clarkson - Plant Ecology Two 10 K scholarships for research on Maungatautari Ecological Island Two 10 K FRST-funded scholarships for research on urban ecology One 10 K scholarship for research on Chinese privet Other support also possible for any topic in plant ecology

Chrissen Gemmill One fees scholarship (two years) for molecular identification of redwoods

David Hamilton Lake restoration One 15 K FRST-funded scholarship (thesis only) available to examine water quality in the Rotorua Lakes. This research is part of the LERNZ programme (www.lernz.co.nz) Possibility of additional scholarship funded by Environment Bay of Plenty for research into the eutrophication of the Rotorua Lakes

Conrad Pilditch Benthic ecology and oceanography One 12 K NIWA-funded scholarship (thesis only) to examine the impacts of contaminants on estuarine benthic invertebrates.

Roy Daniel Enzyme kinematics One 12 K plus fees per annum Marsden funded scholarship to work on Teq - a new fundamental enzyme property controlling activity.

Nick Ling One $20k plus fees per annum AgResearch funded scholarship dealing with expression and function of genes that control or affect skeletal muscle growth

MSc Fees Scholarships in Plant Restoration/Plant Ecology and Plant Systematics We are offering two MSc Fees Scholarships, one in the area of Plant Restoration and/or Plant Ecology and a second in Plant Systematics. Successful applicants will have a solid foundation in relevant areas. Projects will offer students exciting opportunities to extend their knowledge and acquire new skill sets relevant to careers in plant restoration, ecology, conservation, and systematics, including both traditional and molecular techniques. Scholarships are open to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. Successful candidates may be eligible for further funding. For more information please contact Dr Chrissen Gemmill at gemmill@waikato.ac.nz.