Funding: Funded PhD Project (UK and EU students only)

Project code BIOL4751020

Department: School of Biological Sciences

Start dates:

Closing date: 23 February 2020

Applications are invited for a fully-funded 3-year PhD to commence in October 2020.

The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Science and Health, and will be supervised by Dr Federica Ragazzola, Dr Sarah Reynolds and Dr Marianna Cerasuolo.

The bursary is available to UK and EU students only and covers tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant of £15,009 (UKRI 2019/20 rate) for three years. Bursary recipients will also receive up to £1,500 per year for research project costs, as well as office space and computing facilities.

The work on this project will involve:

  • Characterisation and distribution of the seagrass meadows in the Solent (UK)
  • Quantification of the blue carbon stock of the meadows
  • Modelling the meadows’ carbon stock under future climate conditions

Entry requirements

General admissions criteria

You’ll need an upper second class honours degree from an internationally recognised university or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject. In exceptional cases, we may consider equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Specific candidate requirements

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic student with a strong background in marine biology, environmental sciences or marine plant/macroalgae physiology. Knowledge of data visualisation tools (i.e. GIS) and experience in modelling is also desirable but not essential.

Find out more about the project, the Supervisors and how to apply

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

Funded PhD Project (UK and EU students only)

Application Deadline:

23 February 2020

Please see our website for how to apply:
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