Developing rapid assessment tools for effective monitoring of organic pollution in the marine environment

Closing Date

14th May 2021

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

The Research Project

Marine environments are under increasing stress from organic pollution, generated from anthropogenic sources such as sewage outflows and aquaculture activities. In soft-sediment environments, organic pollutants can result in changes in the community structure of the bacterial and macrofauna communities (i.e. OTU or species density and richness and abundances of opportunistic or pollution sensitive species). This project will develop critical insights into how to effectively monitor organic pollution in the marine environment using newly developed molecular and functional approaches.

  • First class honours
  • The successful applicant should have a background in one or more of the following fields: marine ecology, quantitative ecology, molecular ecology with an interest or experience in working across multiple disciplines
  • Experience in field sampling, molecular ecology, and use of statistical programs including R gui

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 Beth Strain for further information.