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Victorian Wader Study Group

The Victorian Wader Study Group (VWSG) began its activities in 1975. The VWSG’s primary objective is to conduct a long-term comprehensive study of waders and terns throughout Victoria. This is achieved primarily through capture and release of birds at key high tide roosts.

The VWSG is a non-profit organisation and is made up of around 140 volunteers.

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PhD opportunity on waders at Deakin University

There is a PhD scholarship available for a keen and skilled candidate that would like to work on the population dynamics of shorebirds using long-term banding and resighting datasets collected by the Victorian Wader Study Group (VWSG) and Australasian Wader Studies Group (AWSG). For further information please see https://cie-deakin.com/2020/08/27/phd-position-deakin-university-population-dynamics-of-shorebirds-in-peril/

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