Masters Research Studentships in Environmental Dynamics & Governance

University of Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Scholarship
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)

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Changing Environments
Project: Monitoring the impact of natural flood management (NFM) interventions
Lead Supervisor: Dr Lucy Clarke (lclarke@glos.ac.uk)
Availability: full-time (12 months) from 01 October 2019
Using the recent implementation of NFM interventions in the nearby Stroud Frome or Twyver catchments, this project will evaluate the geomorphological and hydrological impact of these features on the river channels. It will involve repeat field data collection and use of high resolution surveying to quantify morphological and hydrological changes, as well as fixed point photography and associated image analysis

We also have MSc by Research projects that are available to self-funded students, for full or part-time study starting 01 October 2019. Applicants should hold at least a 2.1 from an undergraduate degree in Geography, Bioscience or related discipline. Informal enquiries to lead supervisors are welcome, whilst applications should be emailed to Matt Scott (mscott1@glos.ac.uk). Projects for self-funded students are:

Applied Ecology & Biology

  •    Testing the impact of predator-proofing nestboxes on nest site choice and breeding success in woodland birds. Lead supervisor: Prof. Anne Goodenough (aegoodenough@glos.ac.uk)
  •    Landscape control on the export of DOC from soils to stream networks. Lead Supervisor: Dr Liz Hamilton (lhamilton3@glos.ac.uk)
  •    The Big Wasp Survey: wasp abundance and distribution in the UK. Lead Supervisor: Prof. Adam Hart (ahart@glos.ac.uk)
  •     The effect of physical parameters on leafcutting ant trail and foraging behaviour. Lead Supervisor: Prof. Adam Hart (ahart@glos.ac.uk)
  •     The deterrent effect of ant-produced waste on foraging leafcutting ants. Lead Supervisor: Prof. Adam Hart (ahart@glos.ac.uk)
  •    Environmental dynamics of burrow-nesting seabird populations. Lead Supervisor: Dr Matt Wood (mjwood@glos.ac.uk)

Changing Environments

  •    Evaluating channel bank erosion using repeat Structure for Motion photogrammetry. Lead Supervisor: Dr Lucy Clarke (lclarke@glos.ac.uk)
  •    Exploring morphometric change on alluvial fans in Iceland. Lead Supervisor: Dr Lucy Clarke (lclarke@glos.ac.uk)
  •    Using remote sensing to explore glacial change on the Antarctic Peninsula. Lead Supervisor: Dr Lucy Clarke (lclarke@glos.ac.uk)
  •    Records of coastal and fluvial flooding on the River Severn. Lead Supervisor: Dr Louise Best (lbest1@glos.ac.uk
  •    GIS Investigation of UK Sea-Level Rise Projections. Lead Supervisor: Dr Louise Best (lbest1@glos.ac.uk
  •    Saltmarsh response to sea-level changes in Poole Harbour. Lead Supervisor: Dr Louise Best (lbest1@glos.ac.uk)  
  •    Evaluating the application of luminescence dating on late glacial coastal deposits in western Scotland. Lead Supervisor: Dr Louise Best (lbest1@glos.ac.uk)