Advances in modelling benthic-pelagic solute fluxes in marine environments

Closing Date

1st February 2021*

Applicants should contact the primary supervisor, and submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) and Application as soon as possible.

*unless filled earlier

The Research Project

Offshore aquaculture offers a potential solution to environmental impacts from coastal, shallow water farming. With the deeper water and high energy environments waste from fish can be diluted, offering a low risk input to the marine environment. However, we know little about how the benthic regions react to nutrients in these locations.

This project will align methods for measuring fluxes in these offshore locations, with biogeochemical models to build a predictive capacity to measure the impacts at potential sites. If you are an applied mathematician or an ecosystem/physical modeller with highly developed quantitative skills, then this PhD would be suitable for your consideration.

The project is being provided through the Blue Economy CRC. It is part of the wider Blue Economy-funded project ‘A novel approach to measuring the depositional footprint of the Blue Economy’, led by the Auckland University of Technology.

  • Honours degree or higher in Applied Mathematics or other Physical Sciences
  • Highly developed skills in computer programming
  • Experience in producing high level scientific publications. Knowledge of process/biogeochemical modelling
  • Programming experience in Matlab, Python or C++
  • Experience in coastal marine fieldwork

See the following web page for entry requirements:

Application Process

Applicants who require more information or are interested in this specific project should first contact the listed Supervisor. Information and guidance on the application process can be found on the Apply Now website.

Information about scholarships is available on the Scholarships webpage.

More Information

Please contact, Dr Scott Hadley for further information.