PhD Scholarship in the field of Environmental Sciences (preferably Agricultural Sciences, Forestry, Landscape Architecture or Geography) for African Students at University of Bonn in Germany, 2013
Study Subject(s):Study subject is Land use pattern dynamics and their drivers.
Course Level:This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree.
Scholarship Provider:Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility:-very good degree (Diploma, Master) in environmental sciences (preferably agricultural sciences, forestry, landscape architecture or geography)
– very good writing skills in English are required for the dissertation
-very good knowledge of French is required for research in a francophone country
– very good knowledge of environmental modeling approaches and good skilss in biometry are of advantage
– knowledge in programming (C, C++, php, java) is of advantage
– experience in research is of advantage -work experience in development countries, esp. West Africa is of advantage
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries:The students of Africa can apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Description:A challenge in simulating land use changes (LUC) is the question of their drivers. Often, time series of aerial photos, land cover changes (CLC) or other remote sensing based information are used to predict transition and succession processes at landscape scale. This however ignores the need to differentiate between three different types of potential LUC drivers, (i) regionally typical natural succession processes, (ii) succession and transition as a result of large scale and in future variable driving forces (e.g. Climate Change, air pollution) and (iii) active planning decisions of the land owners as a result of e.g. changing market prices for products, altered resource demands from society or altered public funding.
Duration of award(s):Scholarship is offered for three years.
What does it cover?A scholarship awarded will cover living, research as well as travel cost.
How to Apply:The mode of applying is post.
Scholarship Application Deadline:Do submit your applications till 31st January 2013