8 PhD scholarships: Climate Change; Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation

Open to: applicants with Master degree in relevant field
Deadline: 01/09/2010

Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen (LIFE) offers offers 8 PhD scholarships within Climate Change; Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation. The three-year studentships are expected to be effective from 1 December or soon thereafter. Applications are welcomed within the following 15 areas; please observe that only 8 PhD scholarships will be awarded.

Research areas
1. Research to prevent methane emission from ruminant livestock and associated damage to the environment
2. Downscaling climate change information for agriculture and natural resource management
3. Spatial characterisation and modelling of bio-production, eco-systems and climate driven spatial change
4. Climate change effects on ecology and pest status of noxious species
5. Developing sustainable, climate-favorable fertilizer technologies for industrial and third world agriculture
6. Waste management effects on GHG emissions and climate change – in a life cycle assessment perspective
7. Climate Change and Mitigation: Forestry and land-use change
8. Climate Change and Adaptation: Forestry and land-use change
9. Impact of climate change on emerging plant diseases and their threat to food security
10. Climate and contaminants in agricultural drainage water
11. Climate change: Costal Flooding Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Urban Planning
12. Economics of Climate Change and Natural Resources Management
13. Climate change- GIS-based models for assessing changes in transmission patterns and human health risks of food-borne zoonotic trematode infections in south-east Asia
14. GIS-based models and risk assessment to establish effect of climate change on Salmonella in aquacultures in South-east Asia
15. Effect of climate change on the disease biology of vector-borne helminth diseases in Africa

For further information about climate change research at LIFE (in Danish) click here

* Passed Master’s degree in relation to the above subject area(s);
* The PhD candidate is also required to have research potential, to be enterprising, to possess good interpersonal skills and to be qualified for enrolment into the PhD programme;
* The position as a PhD fellow requires the applicant to be approved for admission to the PhD programme of the university in question.

Application procedure
The application must be sent by e-mail in pdf-format only. Applicants should include all the documents they wish to be evaluated in one single pdf-file. The application must include the following appendices:
* Appendix 1: curriculum vitae with documentation of education.
* Appendix 2: material required for expert assessment, including publications and documentation of work experience.

Foreign diplomas (Master, Bachelor and the like) must be provided in the original language as well as in an English translation. For all diplomas, Danish or otherwise, transcripts containing the names and grades/marks for all courses taken must also be included.

The applications should be marked 625-264 and submitted by E-mail to anc@life.ku.dk
(Please, indicate clearly which position you apply for)

The application deadline is 1st September 2010.

With any further queries contact Course Administration c/o special advisor Michael Cleve Hansen at: mclh@life.ku.dk

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4 thoughts on “8 PhD scholarships: Climate Change; Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation

  1. Is there any possibility to apply for the scholarshi for the coming years?

    I'm full interested in the above 3, 6, 11 and 12 research areas.

    Yours faithfully

    Víctor Abarca


        1. Dear cecilia,

          Sorry, but you are 2 years too late for this PhD. Unfortunately this offer has expired. Seeing as currently we don't have an active PhD in Climate change offer in our database, I would advise you to try googleing for some results.

          Kind regards

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