PhD Studentship, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Soil carbon stock changes and greenhouse gas fluxes in forest ecosystems Centre for Hydrology, Micrometeorology and Climate Change Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland

Duration: 4 years.

Value of Studentship: Approx. €18,000 per annum (plus fees). Tax-exempt.

The successful applicant will investigate the following:

 

  • carbon stock and stock changes in Irish forest soils. This will follow a paired plot approach where soil carbon stocks will be measured at 30 forest sites and 30 sites representative of the pre-afforestation land use at each site 
  • greenhouse gas fluxes in recently afforested grassland. CO2 exchange will be measured using eddy covariance and CH4 and N20 fluxes will be measured using chamber techniques. 

    In addition, the successful candidate will:

     

  • Possess an undergraduate (first or upper second class) or Masters degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, Ecology, Meteorology, Engineering, Applied Physics or a related discipline. 
  • Have numerical analysis skills in FORTRAN, Matlab, IDL, C/++ or a similar environment.

    The possession of a full clean driving licence is desirable.

    For informal discussion contact:

    Dr. Ken Byrne (k.byrne [at] ucc.ie) or Prof. Ger Kiely (g.kiely [at] ucc.ie).

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

    Dr. Ken Byrne,
    Centre for Hydrology,
    Micrometeorology and Climate Change,
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    University College Cork,
    Ireland.

    Email: k.byrne@ucc.ie

    This position is funded by the Irish Council for Forest Research and Development (COFORD)

    Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.

    Further information on the research activities of the Centre is available at: PhD Studentship, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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