ecology

Fully funded PhD studentship (for UK or EU students) at Univ Bristol

Dear All, please can you circulate the following advert for a fully funded (for UK or EU students) PhD studentship at the University of Bristol? We would like to have student start as soon as possible (even this spring) so please instruct any interested students to contact us as soon as possible. Many thanks, Heather

Determination of the nature and origins of riverine phosphorus in catchments underlain by Upper Greensand

Finse Alpine Research Center

Location

60° 35' 36.528" N, 7° 31' 28.578" E
Brief Site Description: 
A high-Alpine, sub-Arctic field station operated by the University of Oslo
Detailed Site Description: 

STATION NAME AND OWNER

Finse Alpine Research Centre is owned by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Oslo. Even though the University of Oslo is the offi cial owner, state funding for building the station was provided on the condition that the Universities of Bergen and Oslo have equal rights to the use of the station for research and education. The station is managed by the Department of Biology, University of Oslo.

LOCATION

The Alpine Research Center is located 1.5 km east of the Finse railway station on the north-western corner of the Hardangervidda mountain plateau in south central Norway (60°36’ N, 30’ E). The closest town is Geilo, about 50 km to the east. Finse lies in the low alpine zone at 1200 meters a.s.l. and about 250 meters above the tree line. The snow-free period is normally between mid-July and October. The station is located just outside Hallingskarvet National Park to the north and east and Skaupsjøen-Hardangerjøkulen landscape protection area to the south and west. The Hardangerjøkulen glacier is 4 km south of the station.

Source: InterAct

 

 

Field Site Type: 
International affiliate
TBD
Registration: 
Registered
Network(s): 
CZO Affiliate
Independent
TBD
Study Start Date: 
1971
Land Cover: 
Perennial Ice/Snow
Herbaceous Wetlands
Hydrology: Name: 
Finsevatnet
Hydrology: Surface water stream order: 
First Order
Second Order
Third Order
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Perennial
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Unknown
Climate: 
Boreal
Sub-Climate: 
Humid

Krycklan Catchment Study

Location

64° 14' 31.9992" N, 19° 44' 30.282" E
Brief Site Description: 
Field research infrastructural for studies on forest, soils, streams, lakes and mires in the boreal landscape
Detailed Site Description: 

Krycklan Catchment Study (KCS) is the most instrumented and well-studied meso-scale catchment in the boreal region. The 70 km2 KCS builds on three decades of catchment science that grew up around the Svartberget field station and is currently one of the most ambitious projects integrating water quality, hydrology, and aquatic ecology in running waters in the north. At present, KCS includes 18 intensively instrumented and continuously monitored sub-catchments, an extensive soil sampling program, comprehensive lake carbon-balance studies, several long-term field experiments, and a large set of ancillary data. To date, close to 20,000 stream and soil water samples have been collected (with duplicate sample archived in freezer) and analyzed providing approximately 10 million unique water chemistry observations. At the center of the catchment the 150 m ICOS (pan-European Integrated Carbon Observatory System) research tower is placed for measuring exchange of energy, water and carbon that will allow for one of the best assessments of full carbon balance at a landscape scale that presently exists anywhere in the world. At presently over 100 research projects are being conducted involvning several hundered researchers from all over the world. 

Field Site Type: 
International CZO
Registration: 
Unregistered
Network(s): 
None
Study Start Date: 
1979
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
623 millimeters / year
Average Annual Temperature: 
2°C
Average Summer Temperature: 
16°C
Average Winter Temperature: 
-12°C
Land Cover: 
Developed- Low
Evergreen Forest
Mixed Forest
Woody Wetlands
Herbaceous Wetlands
Open Water
Geology: 
other igneous
Soil Order: 
Histosol
Hydrology: Name: 
Svartberget/Krycklan
Hydrology: Surface water stream order: 
First Order
Second Order
Third Order
Fourth Order
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Perennial
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Arrangment of Aquifer Components - Single, dominant unconfined aquifer
Climate: 
Boreal
Sub-Climate: 
Subhumid