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[Met-jobs] Forest Research PhD Opportunities; University of Birmingham

From Deanne Brettle <>
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Date Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:23:35 +0000

The University of Birmingham’s Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR)  currently have five PhD opportunities listed with the Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA) (see project titles below). CENTA is a consortium of research intensive Universities and research institutes that are working together to provide excellence in doctoral research training.

CENTA studentships are for 3.5 years and are funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). In addition to the full payment of their tuition fees, successful candidates will receive the following financial support.

  • Annual stipend, set at £14,057 for 2015/16
  • Research training support grant (RTSG) of £8,000

Applications from UK and EU students are welcomed, however students from outside of the EU are not eligible. Full tuition fees and an annual stipend in line with UK Research Councils are available for UK and EU applicants who qualify for NERC awards. The application deadline is 25 January 2016.

To follow is a summary of the opportunities. Click on the weblink for each opportunity for more details.

Project title: Are nutrients limiting the uptake of CO2 in forest ecosystems now, or are they likely to in the future? Weblink:

Project title: Stem, leaf, root: The response of mature broadleaf trees to elevated carbon dioxide Weblink:

Project title: Death and the carbon cycle: Hydraulic failure and recovery of trees under climate change: Weblink:

Project title: Biome under attack! Understanding the processes behind Boreal landscape disturbances. Weblink:

Project title: Future climate – Future forests: Gas and particle measurement in a CO2 enriched forest. Weblink

BIFoR Project Administrator

University of Birmingham



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Tel: 0121 414 6146


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