miércoles, 31 de diciembre de 2014

MSc and PhD Graduate Opportunitie, Biogeochemistry and Pollution Impacts - Canada

Environmental pollution from human activities has a profound impact on the environment. We are seeking motivated individuals interested in assessing the impacts of air pollution on our natural environment. MSc and PhD graduate opportunities are available in a range of projects investigating: (i) persistent organic pollutants and mercury in Irish lakes catchments, (ii) impacts of agricultural emissions on nature conservation areas, (iii) influence of future climate on the hydrology of native woodlands in Ireland, (iv) impacts of emissions from smelter and liquefied natural gas facilities on ecosystems in British Columbia, and (v) impacts of sulphur and nitrogen emissions from oil sands activities on lakes and soils in Alberta and Saskatchewan. All projects are interdisciplinary (air, soil, water and vegetation), combining field and laboratory components.

Interested candidates should have a background in environmental science, earth science, soil science, geology, physical geography or environmental chemistry. Financial support will be provided through a combination of research and teaching assistantships. All graduate positions will be based at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, through the Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program (www.trentu.ca/els).

Contact Information:
Julian Aherne | e-mail: jaherne@trentu.ca | telephone: +1-705-7481011 x7887