Postgraduate research opportunities available now


The ideal student will be motivated to conduct research in one or more of the fields of: oceanography, remote sensing, marine ecology, ecological modelling, marine conservation , marine biogeochemistry and ecotourism. Interested candidates should read the project descriptions below and contact the relevant staff member in the first instance.

Successful PhD applicants have the opportunity to receive a scholarship. Further details on Griffith University’s application process can be found here. Please also read the guidelines below before contacting Whales & Climate staff.

If you’re not sure who to contact or have general questions, please email info@whalesandclimate.org

The email addresses for the staff can be found here.



Australian students

Australian citizens and permanent residents should have been awarded a 1st Class Honours degree or equivalent (e.g. Masters by research) in a relevant field. Ideally, they will also have published a lead-authored paper in an internationally recognized peer-reviewed journal.

International students

International applicants must have been awarded a 1st Class Honours degree or equivalent (e.g. Masters by research) in a relevant field. They must be lead author on at least one publication in an internationally recognized peer-reviewed journal. To be considered, journals should be internationally recognized, for instance, they should have an Impact Factor rating from ISI.


Want to contribute to the Whales & Climate Research program and our partners?  

You can become a volunteer or intern with our partner organisations: Humpbacks & High-rises (www.hhr.org.au), Living Ocean (www.livingocean.org.au), Oceania Project (www.oceania.org.au), Dolphin Research Institute (www.dolphinresearchinstitute.org.au)  participate in their research or undertake an internship at our research group.

Project collaborators & Supporters

Become a research collaborator or supporter in our program. If you would like to contribute data, work with us on parts of the research program or help to further advance the program into new areas, please contact us. A number of organisations have joined to advance knowledge and understanding of whales and climate.

Project Collaborator Advantages

Project Collaborators

Project Supporters