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Greenhouse gas fluxes in peatland forests Centre for Hydrology, Micrometeorology and Climate Change Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland .

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

The successful applicant will investigate the affect of afforestation on the greenhouse gas balance (GHG) in blanket peatlands.

The study will be based on a chronosequence which will include a pristine blanket peatland and at least four forest site spanning the full rotation.

Soil fluxes of CO2, CH4 and N2O will be measured using chamber techniques. Litterfall and fine root turnover will also be studied.

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.

    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 [at] 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 - University College Cork

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