Applications are open for the 2015 NERC SCENARIO Doctoral Training Programme PhD studentships, led by University of Reading.
Projects available on soil and soil-related research are:
- Impact of climate change on soil respiration and resilience. Lead supervisor: Tom Sizmur. Co-supervisors: Joanna Clark, Anne Verhoef, Liz Shaw.
- Combining remote sensing, novel in-situ temperature sensing techniques and ecosystem models for improved environmental risk assessment related to shallow groundwater.Lead supervisor: Anne Verhoef. Co-supervisor: Kevin White, John Bloomfield (British Geological Survey), David Macdonald (British Geological Survey). CASE sponsorship by the British Geological Survey.
- Measuring peatland carbon sequestration and emissions by remote sensing. Lead supervisor: Joanna Clark. Co-supervisor: Tristan Quaife, Rebekka Artz (James Hutton Institute), Matt Saunders (James Hutton Institute).
Co-Sponsorship by the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen.
- Optimising future observing networks for the evolving urban landscape. Lead supervisor: Sue Grimmond. Co-supervisor: Humphrey Lean (Met Office), Cristina Charlton-Perez (Met Office), Sue Ballard (Met Office).
- Evaluating the impact of emergent disease on microbial and insect populations in the tree ecosystem. Lead supervisor: Robert Jackson. Co-supervisor: Karsten Schonrogge (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Melanie Gibbs (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Richard Harrison (East Malling Research).
- Atmosphere – land surface interactions: the role of mesoscale soil moisture patterns. Lead supervisor: Pier Luigi Vidale. Co-supervisor: Christopher M. Taylor (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Marie-Estelle Demory.
Applications close 2nd February 2015. For more information on projects and how to apply, please contact the lead supervisor of the project you are interested in.