Student Opportunity

PhD opportunity exploring tree-mediated methane emission in Australia

Description: PhD opportunity to conduct research exploring tree-mediated methane emission in freshwater wetlands in Australia. Wetlands are among earth's most efficient ecosystems for carbon sequestration, yet this capacity can be offset by emission of methane. Recent research indicates that wetland trees can be a significant, yet largely unquantified, pathway for methane emissions.

Earth Science Summer Research Opportunities at Biosphere 2

“Biosphere 2 Earth Systems Research for Environmental Solutions” (biosphere2.org/education/research-experiences-for-undergraduates) is a 10-week summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. Students participate in a variety of activities that will help them pursue a career in environmental sciences. They conduct their own research with a faculty mentor, interact with other participants and scientists, and present research findings in a formal poster symposium setting.

Critical Zones in Greenland - Opportunities for PhD studies

The deadline for applications to the UF Water Institute Graduate Fellows program has been extended through January 31, 2019, in part because of the recent addition of one additional fellowship in Science Communication by the UF College of Journalism and Communication.  More information can be found at https://waterinstitute.ufl.edu/education/wigf/2019-cohort/ or by contacting Jon Martin:

CUAHSI Training Workshop: The Role of Runoff and Erosion on Soil Carbon Stocks: From Soilscapes to Landscapes (IML CZO)

The University of Tennessee Knoxville and CUAHSI is offering a hands-on workshop on The Role of Runoff and Erosion on Soil Carbon Stocks: From Soilscapes to Landscapes on April 8 - 10, 2019 in Knoxville, TN. 

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UNLV Geoscience MS and PhD opportunities

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Geoscience Department is seeking applicants for its MS and PhD programs for Fall of 2019.  Applications are due February 1, 2019.  More information can be found here about the department: https://geoscience.unlv.edu/  and the admissions process: https://geoscience.unlv.edu/academics/graduate-program/.

Update - International applications welcome for a funded PhD Studentship in Geomicrobiology at the University of Bristol, UK

Update - funding now possible for international applicants, and deadline extended

PhD Studentship: Impacts of fracking fluids on microbial communities in shale basins

Dr Heather Buss, Professor Michael Kendall (School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol) and Professor Fred Worrall (Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University)

Project enquiries: Dr Heather Buss, h.buss@bristol.ac.uk