PhD Studentship – Carbon Dynamics, University of Nottingham, UK

Research Associate/Research Fellow at University of Nottingham, UK

PhD Studentship – Carbon Dynamics: A fully-funded PhD studentship is available in the field of Environmental Science, focusing on the carbon dynamics of the Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland ecosystem. The project aims to produce new estimates of carbon storage, quantify greenhouse gas dynamics, and identify emission controls across various ecosystem types and management regimes in the Pantanal, Brazil. This is a unique opportunity to conduct on-the-ground research in a global hotspot for biodiversity and carbon storage, collaborating with partners in Brazil and the UK.

PhD Studentship – Carbon Dynamics of the Pantanal, the World’s Largest Wetland

Designation: PhD Student

Research Area: Environmental Science – Carbon Dynamics of the Pantanal

Location: UK Other

Closing Date: Friday, 17 May 2024

Supervisor: Nicholas Girkin Secondary Supervisor: Hannah Cooper

Research Description: The project involves assessing carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas dynamics, and resilience of stored carbon in the Pantanal wetland ecosystem. The student will work collaboratively with Brazilian partners and UK institutions, employing ecological and biogeochemical techniques. The research will contribute to understanding the impact of land use and management on carbon dynamics, with a focus on biodiversity and greenhouse gas emissions.

Duration of Award: 36 months Award Start Date: 01/10/2024

Terms and Conditions:

  • Stipend: UKRI rates (£18,622 pa)
  • Tuition fees covered
  • Research costs: Up to £4,000 pa (e.g., travel and equipment)
  • Available only to UK home students due to funding constraints for tuition fees.

Applicant Qualification Requirements:

  • Interest in environmental/agricultural sciences, biology, ecology, conservation, or plant/soil sciences.
  • Minimum UK Honours degree at 2:1 or equivalent.
  • Meet University’s English proficiency requirements.
  • Additional qualification (Masters) is advantageous.
  • Desirable: Experience in independent research, data analysis, and fieldwork.

How to Apply:

  1. Email a short cover letter (max 1 page) and curriculum vitae to
  2. Submit a formal application via the University website.

Closing Date for Application: 17 May 2024



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