PhD Scholarship on future sustainable agricultural landscapes in New Zealand


Monday, October 22, 2018

Start Date

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The School of Agriculture and Environment at Massey University, New Zealand has a PhD scholarship for a suitable candidate interested in the application of a landscape ecological approach to the creation of future sustainable agricultural landscapes in New Zealand. 

The scholarship is for a  student intending to start their studies early in 2019. It is a requirement that they meet the  Massey  University enrolment criteria.

Details of entry to study a PhD at Massey University can be found at

The aim of this PhD project is to undertake analysis that can help to address the challenges facing New Zealand’s (NZ) agricultural sector by applying a landscape ecological approach to inform the creation of future sustainable landscapes. This transdisciplinary approach will recognise the important values and the characteristics that support beneficial landscape services. The research will incorporate methodologies from landscape ecology and geodesign, which provide a mechanism for the design and visualisation of future land use scenarios. 

The PhD candidates will be enrolled within the Environmental Sciences Group at the Turitea Campus of Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

The Scholarship will pay NZ $25,000 per annum plus fees for a maximum of 3 years. It is available for domestic or international students.

Details of Massey University doctoral scholarship can be found at and

Interested candidates are invited to send Prof Diane Pearson an expression of interest including a short description of their research interests, skills and experiences along with a detailed CV.  They should also include a sample of their scientific writing and the name and address of 3 academic referees by 22nd October 2018.  

For further information, please contact Diane ( at Massey University.

Contact Name

Dr. Diane Pearson

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