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The Sustainable Landscapes Group works at a range of spatial scales using primarily quantitative approaches to address landscape sustainability problems. We use empirical data, modelling, and decision analysis to understand and predict impacts and to assess decision and policy options. We work mainly on the following broad themes:

  • Landscape ecology & ecosystem services

  • Environmental decision-making & policy

  • Monitoring & value of information

Our current PhD and other opportunities are listed below, but we welcome discussion with anyone interested in working with us. If you are interested in working with the group please contact

Available PhD Projects

Project description: Environmental offsets have become a dominant policy tool for compensating for the environmental impacts of development. There has been considerable attention paid to understanding the environmental consequences of alternative offset policy settings. However, the economic consequences of offset policy settings have been largely ignored. This PhD project will aim to address this gap by better understanding the economic trade-offs with biodiversity and ecosystem service outcomes for offsets.

Scholarship information: The successful candidate will need to obtain a UQ Graduate School Scholarship

How to apply: Send a CV and cover letter explaining why you are interested in this PhD project and why you are a suitable candidate to Jonathan Rhodes (

Closing date: This project will remain open until filled. 

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