PhD: Population viability and conservation of African Grey Parrots on the island of Príncipe, Gulf of Guinea (post number SE/008)
The PhD studentship, to be supervised by Stuart Marsden, Ed Harris (MMU) and Nigel Collar (BirdLife International) will be awarded on a competitive basis and is only available to Home and EU candidates. The project will involve long periods spent in the field in Principe, collecting a wide range of ecological and interview data on nest distribution, success, capture histories, bird abundance etc. The studentship will include full-time tuition fees and a subsistence bursary (£12,000 p.a.) for 36 months. Candidates should submit their application using the Manchester Metropolitan University's application form to study for a postgraduate research degree, found at http://www.red.mmu.ac.uk/?pageparent=4&page_id=147. Closing date for applications: 28 October 2011. Please contact Stuart Marsden (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
PhD: Biodiversity, livelihoods and carbon in reforested and other human-dominated lands of West Africa
This full-time PhD project, supervised by Stuart Marsden and Martin Jones (MMU) aims to examine, over an extensive area of Sierra Leone, the nature of human-dominated non-forested lands, and evaluate the importance of different land use types for selected plant and animal groups, human livelihoods, and carbon storage/sequestration. The goal is to understand how these habitats contribute to important ecosystem services, and how, against a realistic economic backdrop, this value might be managed for better effect. Full-time fees for a UK/EU student will be paid along with food, accommodation, equipment, transport costs and international flights associated with the PhD plus a stipend of at least £2000 per year. The student will be based for long periods at the Atlantic Whale Foundations centre near Freetown, Sierra Leone. Applications are invited on an informal basis before 1st November 2011. Contact Stuart Marsden (email@example.com) for more details.