SAGES is co-funding new PhD studentships for 2018.

SAGES pools world-leading expertise in geoscience and environmental science from across Scotland’s research base, creating a multi-disciplinary alliance at the forefront of earth and environmental research. We are a partnership between the Universities of Aberdeen, Abertay, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews, Stirling, SAMS UHI, SUERC, BGS and the West of Scotland
SAGES are pleased to invite applicants for the following projects due to start in October 2018.
SAGES welcomes all applications. We are committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. EU applicants are encouraged to apply. Funding is available for candidate travel to the interviews.
Deadline for applications is 26th January, 2018.
Interviews will be conducted in Edinburgh over the 19th – 21st of February, 2018.
Applicants should apply to the host institute, sending a CV and cover letter.

More information can be found via the links below and through the FindaPhD website (FindaPhD links will be available from 10 January 2018).

MONITORING VOLCANOES: FROM ROCK TO RESPONSE
Dr Luca De Siena – University of Aberdeen.

GOING UNDERGROUND: THE ROLE OF SUBSURFACE HYDROLOGICAL AND BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROCESSES IN MANAGING FLOOD AND DIFFUSE POLLUTION RISKS IN CHANGING AGRICULTURAL LANDSCAPES
Dr Josie Geris – University of Aberdeen.

MONITORING, MAPPING AND MODELLING OF COASTAL SALTMARSH: A NOVEL INTEGRATED APPROACH (CSALTMAP)
Dr David Green – University of Aberdeen.

THE PALAEOENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF ANCIENT DECIDUOUS WOODLANDS IN SCOTLAND
Dr Ed Schofield – University of Aberdeen.

QUANTIFYING THE TOPOGRAPHIC EXPRESSION OF ICE FLOW ON CONTEMPORARY AND DEGLACIATED ICE-SHEET BEDS
Dr Rob Bingham – University of Edinburgh.

IMPROVING UNDERSTANDING OF ICE-OCEAN INTERACTIONS IN GREENLAND AND ANTARCTICA THROUGH REMOTE SENSING OF OCEAN TEMPERATURE
Dr Dan Goldberg – University of Edinburgh.

GOING BEYOND TRANSMISSION: PROMOTING THE TRANSFORMATIVE POTENTIAL OF EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Dr Rachel Howell – University of Edinburgh.

THE ROLE OF SUPERGLACIAL DEBRIS COVER IN AFFECTING HIMALAYAN GLACIER STABILITY
Professor Peter Nienow – University of Edinburgh.

HOW GREEN WILL THE ARCTIC GET? UNDERSTANDING PLANT NUTRIENT AVAILABILITY IN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEMS AND ITS IMPACTS ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
Dr Lorna Street – University of Edinburgh.

BIOGEOMORPHOLOGY OF LAKE, RIVER AND COASTAL SHORELINES: PLANT TRAITS AND PHYSICAL FORCING
Dr Thorsten Balke – University of Glasgow.

QUANTIFYING AND CHARACTERISING THE SOURCE OF FRESHWATER METHANE EMISSIONS
Dr Adrian Bass – University of Glasgow.

HOW LIFE AND STEEL SLAG INTERACT – PHYSICAL, CHECMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL BREAKDOWN OF SLAG AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR REMEDIATION
Dr John MacDonald – University of Glasgow.

CARBON EVASION DYNAMICS IN AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS: THE DEVIL IS IN THE (POSITIONAL) DETAIL
Dr Elizabeth Petrie.

MODELLING THE ADJUSTMENT OF LARGE ALPINE RIVERS TO RAPIDLY VARYING SEDIMENT SUPPLY
Dr Richard Williams – University of Glasgow.

THE APPLICATION OF MILLIMETRE WAVE RADAR TO THE STUDY OF VOLCANO-GLACIER INTERACTIONS AND ICE-OCEAN INTERACTIONS IN CONDITIONS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY
Dr Duncan Robertson – University of St Andrews.

SOURCE TO SEA: SOIL CARBON TRANSPORT FOR FORESTED ENVIRONMENTS TO COASTAL WATERS
Dr Christian Schroeder – University of Stirling.

VULNERABILITY AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN ISLAND COMMUNITIES: ENGAGING PARTICIPATORY APPROACHES TO INFORM COMMUNITY DECISION MAKING
Dr Alexandre Gagnon – University of the West of Scotland.