Fully funded PhD studentship in environmental management and crayfish conservation in Irish marl ...

Ulster University
September 12 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

PhD studentship

Environmental management and conservation of crayfish populations in Irish marl lakes

Applications are invited for a PhD opportunity at Ulster University to study crayfish populations, eutrophication and nutrient management in marl lake systems (Kilroosky lake complex and Lough Arrow system). This studentship is part of INTERREG VA project ‘Collaborative Action for the Natura Network' (CANN) with partners in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Scotland.

As member of an international and interdisciplinary team of scientists the PhD student will implement a monitoring method for crayfish plague, assess the population status of priority species Austropotamobius pallipes in the surveyed marl lakes, monitor water quality, hydrology and eutrophication indicators and carry out trials for nutrient limitation through calcite precipitation.

Supervisor team: Dr. Joerg Arnscheidt (Ulster University), Professor Dr. James Dooley (Ulster University), Dr. Frances Lucy (IT Sligo) and Dr. Yvonne McElarney (AFBI)

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess

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