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PhD Project: Phytoplankton-turbulence interactions in lakes and oceans, University of Bath

Project Description
 
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship at the University of Bath (UK) starting October 2016 for a project investigating interactions between phytoplankton and turbulence in stratified lakes and oceans. Planktonic organisms are recognized as a major cogwheel in the global processes that affect the biosphere, from carbon uptake, to cloud formation and bedrock formation. Their extremely small size renders them susceptible to local physical factors in the water column, making those all the more important to study. The aim of this work is to determine the size- and shape-dependency of turbulent diffusion of phytoplankton to better understand how the phytoplankton growth, productivity, sedimentation and species diversity are affected. 
 
The project will involve synthesis of existing data, laboratory modelling, and field verification. Applicants should have a degree in an environment-related science with demonstrated quantitative skills or a background in engineering, maths, or physics with interest in applying their knowledge to the environment. Strong English communication abilities required. Applicants for a studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a 1st class degree or equivalent, although some exceptions may apply. 
 
The Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering at Bath is ranked No. 2 in the UK. The university is located in southwest England in idyllic Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its ancient roman baths, gothic abbey, and Georgian architecture. 
 
The final deadline is 8 January 2016, but interested students should contact Dr. Danielle Wain at d.j.wain@bath.ac.uk by 15 December 2015 to discuss the application. 
Funding Notes
 
Funding is for full time study only and lasts three years. It provides UK/EU tuition fees, and an annual stipend of approximately £14,000/year for living expenses. Applicants must be classed as UK/EU for tuition fee purposes. Applicants who are classed as International for tuition fee purposes are not eligible for funding.Project Description
 
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship at the University of Bath (UK) starting October 2016 for a project investigating interactions between phytoplankton and turbulence in stratified lakes and oceans. Planktonic organisms are recognized as a major cogwheel in the global processes that affect the biosphere, from carbon uptake, to cloud formation and bedrock formation. Their extremely small size renders them susceptible to local physical factors in the water column, making those all the more important to study. The aim of this work is to determine the size- and shape-dependency of turbulent diffusion of phytoplankton to better understand how the phytoplankton growth, productivity, sedimentation and species diversity are affected. 
 
The project will involve synthesis of existing data, laboratory modelling, and field verification. Applicants should have a degree in an environment-related science with demonstrated quantitative skills or a background in engineering, maths, or physics with interest in applying their knowledge to the environment. Strong English communication abilities required. Applicants for a studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a 1st class degree or equivalent, although some exceptions may apply. 
 
The Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering at Bath is ranked No. 2 in the UK. The university is located in southwest England in idyllic Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its ancient roman baths, gothic abbey, and Georgian architecture. 
 
The final deadline is 8 January 2016, but interested students should contact Dr. Danielle Wain at d.j.wain@bath.ac.uk by 15 December 2015 to discuss the application. 
Funding Notes
 
Funding is for full time study only and lasts three years. It provides UK/EU tuition fees, and an annual stipend of approximately £14,000/year for living expenses. Applicants must be classed as UK/EU for tuition fee purposes. Applicants who are classed as International for tuition fee purposes are not eligible for funding.Project Description
 
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship at the University of Bath (UK) starting October 2016 for a project investigating interactions between phytoplankton and turbulence in stratified lakes and oceans. Planktonic organisms are recognized as a major cogwheel in the global processes that affect the biosphere, from carbon uptake, to cloud formation and bedrock formation. Their extremely small size renders them susceptible to local physical factors in the water column, making those all the more important to study. The aim of this work is to determine the size- and shape-dependency of turbulent diffusion of phytoplankton to better understand how the phytoplankton growth, productivity, sedimentation and species diversity are affected. 
 
The project will involve synthesis of existing data, laboratory modelling, and field verification. Applicants should have a degree in an environment-related science with demonstrated quantitative skills or a background in engineering, maths, or physics with interest in applying their knowledge to the environment. Strong English communication abilities required. Applicants for a studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a 1st class degree or equivalent, although some exceptions may apply. 
 
The Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering at Bath is ranked No. 2 in the UK. The university is located in southwest England in idyllic Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its ancient roman baths, gothic abbey, and Georgian architecture. 
 
The final deadline is 8 January 2016, but interested students should contact Dr. Danielle Wain at d.j.wain@bath.ac.uk by 15 December 2015 to discuss the application. 
Funding Notes
 
Funding is for full time study only and lasts three years. It provides UK/EU tuition fees, and an annual stipend of approximately £14,000/year for living expenses. Applicants must be classed as UK/EU for tuition fee purposes. Applicants who are classed as International for tuition fee purposes are not eligible for funding.Project Description
 
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship at the University of Bath (UK) starting October 2016 for a project investigating interactions between phytoplankton and turbulence in stratified lakes and oceans. Planktonic organisms are recognized as a major cogwheel in the global processes that affect the biosphere, from carbon uptake, to cloud formation and bedrock formation. Their extremely small size renders them susceptible to local physical factors in the water column, making those all the more important to study. The aim of this work is to determine the size- and shape-dependency of turbulent diffusion of phytoplankton to better understand how the phytoplankton growth, productivity, sedimentation and species diversity are affected. 
 
The project will involve synthesis of existing data, laboratory modelling, and field verification. Applicants should have a degree in an environment-related science with demonstrated quantitative skills or a background in engineering, maths, or physics with interest in applying their knowledge to the environment. Strong English communication abilities required. Applicants for a studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, a 1st class degree or equivalent, although some exceptions may apply. 
 
The Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering at Bath is ranked No. 2 in the UK. The university is located in southwest England in idyllic Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its ancient roman baths, gothic abbey, and Georgian architecture. 
 
The final deadline is 8 January 2016, but interested students should contact Dr. Danielle Wain at d.j.wain@bath.ac.uk by 15 December 2015 to discuss the application. 
Funding Notes
 
Funding is for full time study only and lasts three years. It provides UK/EU tuition fees, and an annual stipend of approximately £14,000/year for living expenses. Applicants must be classed as UK/EU for tuition fee purposes. Applicants who are classed as International for tuition fee purposes are not eligible for funding.

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