PhD Studentship - Carbon Balance of a Blanket Peat

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Carbon Balance of a Blanket Peat Catchment

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

University College cork - Ireland

Status: 3 years

Stipend: €18,000 per annum, tax exempt.

The project is due to start in January.

Position available:

A three year Environmental Protection Agency funded (ERTDI) PhD Studentship position is available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University College Cork.

The successful applicant will determine the carbon balance of a blanket peatland.

This will be achieved by determining CO2 exchange using eddy covariance, CH4 emissions using static chambers and dissolved organic carbon input in rainfall and loss in stream water.

A model will be developed to assess the effect of changing climate on the carbon balance.

The successful candidate will:

• Possess an undergraduate (first or upper second class) or Masters degree in Environmental Science, Ecology, Meteorology, Engineering, Applied Physics or a related discipline.

• Have numerical analysis skills in FORTRAN, Matlab, IDL, C/++ or a similar environment.

• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

This studentship will involve frequent travel to remote field sites for which a full clean driving license or access to independent means of transport is essential.

Further information on the research activities of the Centre is available at http://www.hydromet.org/.

For informal discussion contact:

Prof. Ger Kiely (g.kiely [at] ucc.ie) or

Dr. Ken Byrne (k.byrne [at] ucc.ie)

Candidates should submit a letter outlining their suitability for the position and their curriculum vitae, to include the names, addresses and emails of three referees, to:

Prof. Ger Kiely,
Centre for Hydrology,
Micrometeorology and Climate Change
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University College Cork,
Cork,
Ireland

Email: g.kiely [at] ucc.ie

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