Opportunity Opportunity!!! Apply to do your PhD in Natural and Environmental Science.
This PhD project will investigate the effectiveness of various biodiversity and climate change mitigation strategies implemented as part of the FORCE research programme in Tanzania. The PhD candidate will work with an international and multidisciplinary team of researchers, including colleagues from the University of York, University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia), University of Leeds (UK), Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania), Reforest Africa, Missouri Botanic Gardens (USA), Tanzania Tree Seed Agency, Tanzania Forest Service, Tanzania National Parks Authority and the Millennium Seed Bank (UK). The PhD candidate will be expected to develop an innovative and independent research project exploring the links between landscape management strategies, functional biodiversity and ecosystem processes. Potential areas of research include (but are not limited to): exploring the links between vegetation structure and landscape carbon dynamics across natural and man-made habitats; assessing the effectiveness of different management interventions in enhancing soil fertility and reducing soil erosion; or use of spatially explicit models to investigate the net benefits of biodiversity for crop production within the study landscape.
Applicants must have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent, in a related subject. The award is available to UK/EU applicants only and 100% of UK/EU tuition fees paid.