The School of Earth and Environment (University of Leeds, UK) invites applicants for the following PhD positions
The PhD projects (titles below) are part of the Panorama NERC DTP involving Earth and Environmental Science Schools at the Universities of Leeds, York and Hull. The DTP scholarships, allocated through an open competition, include the tuition fee, a living stipend, and a generous allocation towards research fees for the duration of the 3.5 year PhD study. These are available to UK/EU students. For details of the projects and application procedure for NERC DTP projects please refer to http://www.nercdtp.leeds.ac.uk/browse-projects/
While we are unable to offer studentships to non-EU international candidates, international candidates with sufficient independent funding are encouraged to contact the main supervisor of any project of interest. For international students there are also several, highly competitive international scholarships available across the university http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130541/university_scholarships_and_funding/247/leeds_doctoral_scholarships.
Deadline: 7 January 2019. See https://www.nercdtp.leeds.ac.uk/how-to-apply/
Theme 1: Applied Geoscience
Advanced fractal modelling of heterogeneous and anisotropic geological hydrocarbon reservoirs
Deep, dark and dynamic: Converted-wave seismology to explore the physical properties of Antarctic glacier ice
Enhancing oil recovery using nanoparticles
Field-based investigation of structural and geochemical variability of gold-bearing veins in the Klondike Gold District, Yukon, Canada
Impact of karstic flow on Chalk aquifer function and water quality
Investigation of the geothermal potential of abandoned coalfields in the Yorkshire region
Understanding, modelling and predicting landslides in high mountain areas (Norway) - is global warming increasing mountain hazards?
Theme 2: Atmosphere and climate
Wavy Jets and Arctic Climate Change
The ice age, oceans and climate: triggers of iceberg calving and rapid temperature change
Theme 3: Chemistry of the earth
How did the first animals and plants change our planet?
Ironing out the carbon cycle: Carbon burial associated with iron oxides in Arctic shelf sediments
Life and death of chemical reaction fronts - a field, experimental and numerical study
Making wealth: Using detailed field analysis, novel experiments and high-end microscopy to elucidate how gold is "made"
Marine Micronutrient Cycling between Sediments and Seawater: What controls the concentration and isotopic composition of micronutrient trace metals in the global oceans?
Melt inclusions as a record of mantle heterogeneity and melt-crust interaction
Ocean Sulfate and Earth's Surface Evolution
Rotten Rocks at the Heart of Black Smoker Systems
Theme 4: Evolution, palaeontology and biotic change
A predator-prey arms race in Mesozoic oceans
The Red Queen versus the Court Jester: do biotic or extrinsic factors shape the reptilian tree of life?
Theme 5: Palaeoenvironments and palaeontology
Finding your flow: using sedimentology, geochemistry and micropalaeontology to understand South Atlantic Ocean circulation
Theme 6: Sedimentology, geomorphology and basin analysis
Field-based analysis of deep-water sedimentary successions: the Lauzanier system, Maritime Alps, France/Italy
Spilling into confinement: submarine slope valleys as pollutant and carbon sinks
The fingerprint of environmental change in the aeolian sedimentary record: a field-based study in the south-western United States
Tooled up, or fluted and booted? Using sole structures to improve flow and environmental prediction, and geohazard understanding
Where does the mud go in turbidite systems and why does it matter?
Theme 7: Tectonics, volcanology and solid Earth geophysics
Assessing the risk of roof collapse in response to loading from volcanic ash with relevance to Ascension Island
Geodetic evidence for lateral magmatic connections at Chilean volcanoes
How and why is deformation localised in continental crust?
How does magma move through sill-complexes?
How hot is the bottom of Earth's mantle?
Iron Snow in Planetary Cores
Magmatic mass transfer through deep crust: Field relationships, chemistry and rheology
Martian volcanic systems: using surface strain indicators to investigate magmatically driven stress in the Tharis region, Mars
Measuring earthquakes across the global continents from space and seismological observations
Petrological & geochemical insights into subduction initiation- the case of Izu-Bonin- Mariana volcanic arc
Predicting the next global geomagnetic reversal using machine learning
Seismicity and Structure of Subducting Slabs
Stratified or not-stratified or somewhere in between: Multi-disciplinary study of partially stratified layers in Earth's outer core
The dynamics of magma storage and ascent beneath an active arc volcano (Villarrica, Chile)
The inner workings of the earthquake cycle: New insight from integrating geophysical observations and microstructures
The Rise and Fall of the Lower Mantle: Modelling Thermal Conductivity in Earth's Interior
Using deep learning to better image earthquakes