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The impact of urban noise on bird fertility and distribution


Ecology and the Environment

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Dr S de Kort No more applications being accepted Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

About the Project

The Environmental Science Research Centre (MMU-ESRC) at Manchester Metropolitan University offers up to four fully funded PhD studentships (RCUK-matched stipend of £14,057 and MMU UK/EU PhD student fees of £4,052, both per annum for 2015/16, plus some research expenses), for a January 2016 start.

Interested applicants should liaise directly with the PhD project Director of Studies to obtain further details on the project.

Reference number: MMU-ESRC 2015-04

This project will combine national-scale models of bird and noise distribution with controlled field experiments on individual birds testing behavioural effects, and will culminate in a predictive model of the impacts of urban noise on birds. This policy-relevant project, a collaboration between the British trust for Ornithology and MMU, will greatly increase understanding of impacts of urban noise on biodiversity.

Informal enquiries can be made to
Dr Selvino de Kort
Tel: 0161 247 1195
Email: [Email Address Removed]

How to Apply
Applications should be completed using the Postgraduate Research Degree Application Form
http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/postgraduate-research-course/

In addition to the standard documents, please submit:
• A 2 page CV
• A formal transcript/certificate of postgraduate study (if applicable)

Return the completed application to: [Email Address Removed]

PLEASE NOTE: Section 9 of the application should be used to write a personal statement outlining your reason for wanting to complete a PhD for the specific project and your skills and expertise of relevance to the specific project of interest.

CLOSING DATE
Monday 16th November
Applications received after this date will not be considered.

INTERVIEWS
Monday 30th November

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