Assessing the role of kelp forests in protecting against coastal erosion and ocean acidification, and enhancing biodiversity

Closing Date

24th July 2020*

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

The project will provide crucial insights into the role of kelp forests in dampening waves, and currents and preventing coastal erosion due to increased storminess and amplified wave heights. It will also contribute key knowledge of how kelp forests can be used to buffer seawater pH to prevent the disruption of important coastal resources through ocean acidification.

  • The successful applicant should have a background in one or more of the following fields: marine ecology, engineering or quantitative ecology, with an interest or experience in working across multiple disciplines
  • Scientific diving qualifications are a must
  • Experience in the use of statistical software (Matlab and R gui) is also desirable

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, Beth Strain for further information.