[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD studentship opportunity at Aberdeen - Oil palm carbon and nitrogen dynamics in Sarawak

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Apr 10 09:08:36 MDT 2013

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From: Yit Teh <yat at st-andrews.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 8:39 AM

 Dear colleagues

 Apologies for any duplications.

 I would like to advertise the following PhD studentship opportunity at the
University of Aberdeen. The PhD student will be under my supervision, and
will also be co-supervised by Tim Hill (St Andrews) and Kho Lip Khoon
(Malaysian Palm Oil Board). Prospective students should apply through the
links provided below. Informal enquiries can be made to yat at st-andrews.ac.uk
. I begin my new post at Aberdeen 1 June 2013 and the start date for this
position is 1 October 2013.



 *Institution: *Aberdeen University
*Dept/School/Faculty:* School of Biological Sciences
*PhD Supervisor: *Dr Y Teh
*Application Deadline:* 31 May 2013
*Web links:*


 *Project Description:*
Oil palm is the largest agricultural crop in the tropics, currently
accounting for over 13% of all tropical land area. Over 87% of current oil
palm production is in Malaysia and Indonesia, though cultivation of this
crop is rapidly expanding into other parts of Asia, Latin America and
Africa. Conversion of tropical forests to oil palm are implicated in
widespread biodiversity loss and enhanced terrestrial carbon losses.
Despite the acknowledged importance of oil palm ecosystems for regional and
global biogeochemical processes, our process understanding of the factors
which regulate greenhouse gas fluxes in these environments is still poor,
impairing our ability to model and predict the effects of environmental
forcing or management on greenhouse gas exchange. The objective of this PhD
project is to improve our process understanding of carbon and/or nitrogen
cycling in oil palm plantations on peat, with the long-term objective of
developing more sustainable management practices. The successful applicant
will have broad latitude to design and implement an exciting, independent
research project addressing key knowledge gaps in oil palm biogeochemistry,
under the guidance of an interdisciplinary team consisting of investigators
from Aberdeen, St Andrews and the Malaysian Palm Oil Board. Fieldwork will
be conducted in Sarawak, Malaysia.

*Funding Notes:*
Applicants for a studentship must have obtained, or be about to obtain, an
upper second class UK honours degree, or the equivalent qualifications
gained outside the UK.

Funding is available to UK and other EU nationals only (due to funding
criteria, EU nationals MUST have resided in the UK for three years prior to
commencing the studentship) and provides funding for tuition fees and
stipend, subject to eligibility.

You should apply for Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences,
to ensure that your application is passed to the correct College for

 Enquiries should be made to sbspgadmin at abdn.ac.uk

                     Dr Yit Arn Teh

 Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of St Andrews
Irvine Building, North Street
St Andrews, KY16 9AL
Scotland, UK

 Email: yat at st-andrews.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1334 462819
Fax: +44 1334 463949


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