The Behavioral and Community Ecology, Conservation Biology Group 
<> at Guangxi University in China 
<> is excited to offer opportunities for 
three-year MSc or PhD projects in conservation biology and related fields. Our 
faculties’ expertise and research interests (please see summaries below) cover 
a variety of topics in conservation biology, animal behavior, ecotoxicology, 
landscape ecology and natural resource management. This year we are 
particularly interested in recruiting students who are interested in 
conservation biology and would like to work on one of the projects offered by 
Associate Prof. Christos Mammides.

The degrees are granted through our International Training Program, and 
academic work is in English. Students apply with a March 31, 2019 deadline to 
the China Government Scholarship (CGS) program, as well as to the College of 
Forestry. CGS provides waivers of tuition, accommodation, and a monthly 
stipend. In the first year, students take courses in basic Chinese language and 
in Chinese culture. In addition, courses in professional classes related to 
ecology and evolution are required to graduate (4 for PhD, 7 for MSc), as well 
as successful completion of the thesis project.

Applicants are required to have their previous degree completed at the time of 
application. Applicants with a proven track record of successful publications 
in peer-reviewed journals and advanced quantitative or programming skills will 
have an advantage. We hope that candidates will explore the research interests, 
summarised below, and begin to think about possible projects. Interested 
applicants should contact Dr. Mammides <> by 
February the 15th, attaching a CV, a short project proposal (<750 words), and 
the e-mail addresses of three references. Review of the applications will start 

Information on our faculties’ expertise and interests:
Prof. Eben Goodale ( <>) 
has worked on a range of projects from the acoustic behavior of birds to 
community ecology and species interactions to issues of conservation biology.
Associate Prof. Aiwu Jiang ( <>) has extensive 
experience studying the birds of Guangxi. He is working on projects involving 
the breeding ecology of birds in limestone regions, and also the effects of 
toxins on breeding.
Associate Prof. Christos Mammides ( 
<>) is a quantitative conservation biologist 
interested in studying the mechanisms by which anthropogenic activities affect 
biodiversity and in exploring the socio-economic factors that drive those 
activities. Dr. Mammides is also interested in quantifying the effectiveness of 
the various types of protected areas, and in assessing the effects of those 
areas on local peoples’ livelihoods.

Information about the College of Forestry at Guangxi University (GXU):
The College of Forestry at GXU is one of China’s largest forestry schools. The 
International Training Program was started in 2015 as a cooperation among 
several labs with both Chinese national and international researchers. Guangxi 
University (>25,000 students) is located in the subtropical city of Nanning, is 
part of the National 211 University Scheme of China, and aims to become a major 
research hub in Southern China. Nanning forms the natural gateway between China 
and South-East Asia, with Vietnam a mere 300 km away and direct international 
connecting flights available to most major cities in Asia. Housing is available 
on campus and campus life is bustling with many places to eat, good sporting 
and entertainment facilities, and varied student activities.

Reply via email to