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IAPETUS DTP projects in the School of Geography and Sustainable Development

  • Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

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IAPETUS is the North East of England's and Scotland's multidisciplinary Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) for the environmental sciences, which is funded and accredited by NERC. IAPETUS2 has just been awarded funding as part of the NERC DTP2 process. 16 studentships will be awarded per year from 2019-2023. Named after the ancient ocean that closed to bring together England and Scotland, IAPETUS is a partnership that joins the leading research universities of Durham, Glasgow, Newcastle, St Andrews and Stirling, together with the British Geological Survey and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, in a united approach to doctoral research and training the next generation of leaders in the science of the natural environment.

The following projects will be based in the School of Geography and Sustainable Development:

• A general theory of glacier surges (Doug Benn)
• Predicting the retreat of tidewater outlet glaciers (Tom Cowton)
• Valuing neo-native species: is naturalised Scots pine a threat or benefit for climate resilience? (Althea Davies)
• Testing the reliability of terrestrial tephra layers as records of past volcanic eruptions (Richard Streeter)

The following projects involve SGSD staff but are based at partner institutions within the DTP:

• Source to sea: soil carbon transport from forested environments to coastal waters (Bill Austin)
• Atlantic woodland health: long-term interactions between climate, ecology and management (Althea Davies, Richard Streeter)
• Age, origin, and dynamics of carbon in the central Congo peatlands: radiocarbon dating plant leaf waxes to build a novel 10,000 year record of change (Ian Lawson)
• Understanding ecohydrological dynamics in intact tropical peatlands: a biogeochemical approach (Katy Roucoux)

For eligibility details and how to apply for these competitive studentships, please see the IAPETUS website.

The deadline for applications is 18 January 2019.

Funding Notes

Please see View Website for information on eligibility. IAPETUS2 is only able to consider applications from Home/European Union candidates. International candidates are not eligible to be considered. Where any candidate from another EU country has not been resident in the UK for 3 years or more prior to the commencement of their studies with IAPETUS2, they will only be eligible for a fees-only studentship.

How good is research at University of St Andrews in Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 36.50

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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