This PhD project will develop new insight into the effects of increasing temperatures and CO2 levels on the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients and trace elements in freshwater sediments and the overlying water. The project is part of the wider “Safeguarding Te Mana o te Awa o Waikato from emerging climatic pressures” Research Programme, funded by New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Endeavour Fund.
The main objectives for the 3-year PhD project are:
This position is with Lincoln University, co-supervised by Lincoln Agritech. You must fulfil the entry requirements for undertaking PhD study at Lincoln University. Your tertiary-level qualification(s) should be in Environmental Science, or a related subject, with evidence of a strong understanding of chemical or microbiological processes in aquatic environments. Knowledge of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics and trace element peciation will be particularly advantageous.
The position is funded by Lincoln University and covers a generous postgraduate PhD stipend of $35,000 NZD/year and tuition fees for three years.
The project will start as soon as possible after the closing date.
The student will be hosted by Lincoln University in New Zealand. There will be some travel to and fieldwork at partner institutes and facilities in the wider research programme, including the Lincoln Agritech Ltd facility in Hamilton and the Cawthron Institute in Nelson.
Please email the following to Amal Torky (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the closing date:
General queries should be addressed to Assoc Prof Niklas Lehto (email@example.com).
Applications close at 9 a.m. 14 January 2024 (New Zealand time, GMT+13h)