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PhD Studentship in Organisms and Environment at Cardiff University in UK, 2015

Cardiff University is inviting applications for a 3 year PhD studentship in Organisms and Environment for a research project on Forest edge effects on wood decomposition and fungal community development. Applications are invited from graduates who possess at least 2.1 Honours or Master‡s degree in microbiology, ecology, biology, or other relevant discipline. This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£13,863 p.a. for 2014/15, updated each year). The application deadline is 15 January 2015.

Study Subject(s): Studentship is awarded in Organisms and Environment for a research project on Forest edge effects on wood decomposition and fungal community development.
Course Level: Studentship is available for pursuing PhD research program at Cardiff University in UK.
Scholarship Provider: Cardiff University, UK
Award can be taken at: UK

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Eligibility:
-Residency: Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. To be eligible for the full award, EU Nationals must have been in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course for which they are seeking funding, including for the purposes of full-time education. EU Nationals who do not meet the above residency requirement are eligible for a fees only award, provided that they have been ordinarily resident in the EU for at least 3 years prior to the start of their proposed programme of study.
-Academic criteria: Applications are invited from graduates who possess at least 2.1 Honours or Master‡s degree in microbiology, ecology, biology, or other relevant discipline.

Open for International Students: Students of UK/EU can apply for this PhD studentship.

Description: cardiff university Forests and woodlands around the world are increasingly fragmented. In the UK, three quarters of woodland area is within 100 m of the edge. Edges tend to be drier and warmer, with gradients that penetrate hundreds of metres into forests. A preliminary study has revealed that edge effects, particularly due to water regime, have a major effect on the wood decay rate in southern England, but effects on and of fungal communities are unknown. The aim of this PhD project is to determine edge effects on fungal community structure, and on the rate of wood decomposition.

Number of award(s): One PhD studentship is available.

Duration of award(s): Studentship is offered for three years.

What does it cover? This studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£13,863 p.a. for 2014/15, updated each year).

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: To apply, please email your CV, 2 referees and relevant academic qualifications along with a covering letter to Professor Lynne Boddy at BoddyL-at-cf.ac.uk.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 January 2015.

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