PhD (H/F): New monitoring technologies serving a better understanding of land and river degradation in urban areas via EURAXESS

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Bron, France 🇫🇷

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The PhD will be jointly enrolled and jointly awarded by University of Melbourne and University of Lyon, and hosted primarily at the University of Lyon, within the research unit UMR 5600 “Environment City Society” (https://umr5600.cnrs.fr). The project will be conducted in conjunction with another PhD project to begin approximately at the same period and to be based primarily in Australia, investigating the problem of soil erosion on hillslopes and suspended sediment sources in peri-urban areas.

The world is becoming increasingly urban. This project aims to explore human-river interactions in urban areas, with a focus on the major issues of soil erosion and sediment transfer in rivers. Human activity and land use change are the main drivers of soil erosion. Soil erosion on hillslopes and transfer through river systems are major issues for society and ecosystems at local and global scales, affecting land productivity, nutrient and carbon cycling, water resource quality, quality of aquatic ecosystems, and infrastructure. To date, research on urban and peri-urban sediment cascades has been constrained by cost- and time-intensive monitoring methods, limiting our understanding of the spatial and temporal heterogeneity of erosion and sediment transport processes. A paradigm shift is needed to develop new systems capable of deployment at finer spatial resolution and time scales of measurement.

Web site for additional job details

https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/Doctorant/UMR5600-PATGIL-040/Default.aspx

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELDEnvironmental science
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCENone
  • RESEARCH FIELDPolitical sciences › Science and society
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCENone

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELEnvironmental science: Master Degree or equivalentPolitical sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGESFRENCH: Basic

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