The studentship is funded under the James Hutton Institute/University Joint PhD programme, in this case with the University of Aberdeen. Applicants should have a first-class honours degree in a relevant subject or a 2.1 honours degree plus Masters (or equivalent).Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in Jan/Feb 2019. A more detailed plan of the studentship is available to candidates upon application. Funding is available for European applications, but Worldwide applicants who possess suitable self-funding are also invited to apply.
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Troldborg, M., Nowak, W., Tuxen, N., Binning, P.J., Bjerg, P.L. & Helmig, R. (2010). Uncertainty evaluation of mass discharge estimates from a contaminated site using a fully Bayesian framework. Water Resources Research 46. W12552.
Comte J-C., Cassidy R., Obando J., Robins N., Ibrahim K., Melchioly S., Mjemah I., Shauri H., Bourhane A., Mohamed I., Noe C., Mwega B., Makokha M., Join J-L., Banton O., Davies J. (2016). Challenges in groundwater resource management in coastal aquifers of East Africa: Investigations and lessons learnt in the Comoros Islands, Kenya and Tanzania. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 5:179-199.
Comte J-C., Cassidy R., Nitsche J., Ofterdinger U., Pilatova K., Flynn R. (2012). The typology of Irish hard-rock aquifers based on an integrated hydrogeological and geophysical approach. Hydrogeology Journal, 20(8):1569-1588.
Marchant, B.P., Bloomfield, J.P., 2018. Spatio-temporal modelling of the status of groundwater droughts. Journal of Hydrology, 564, 397-413.
Ascott, M.J., Marchant, B.P., Macdonald, D.M.J., McKenzie, A.A., Bloomfield, J.P., 2018. Improved understanding of spatiotemporal controls on regional scale groundwater flooding using hydrograph analysis and impulse response functions. Hydrological Processes, 31, 4586-4599.
Marchant, B.P., Mackay, J., Bloomfield, J., 2016. Quantifying uncertainty in predictions of groundwater levels using formal likelihood methods. Journal of Hydrology, 540, 699-711.
Zhang Z.L., Lebleu M., Osprey M., Kerr C., Courtot E. (2018) Risk Estimation and Annual Fluxes of Emerging Contaminants from a Scottish Priority Catchment to the Estuary and North Sea. Environmental Geochemistry and Health (DOI 10.1007/s10653-017-0002-y).
Zhang Z.L., Troldborg M., Yates K., Osprey M., Kerr C., Hallett P.D., Baggaley N., Rhind S.M., Dawson J.J.C., Hough R.L. (2016) Evaluation of spot and passive sampling for monitoring, fluxes estimation and risk assessment of pesticides within the constraints of a typical regulatory monitoring scheme. Science of the Total Environment 569-570, 1369-1379.