Aquatic emissions of carbon dioxide and methane and their controls using land, water and airborne measurements.


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  Dr Carole Helfter, Dr C Nichol  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic research team from the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the University of Edinburgh to investigate what controls greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aquatic systems. Lakes are important sources of GHGs but data is currently limited and uncertainties on emissions remain large. Degrading water quality and warming climate have major impacts on carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions, but the underpinning processes remain ill-understood and the temporal emission patterns ill-quantified. 

In this project, you will study emissions of GHGs from 4 UK lakes using state-of-the-art instrumentation deployed on land and on water; these measurements will be complemented by remote sensing using Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), which will be used to map algal blooms and study their temporal dynamics.

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