climate change | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

MSc Research Grant in the School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda

One MSc Research position and bursary is available on a Rockefeller Foundation funded research project on climate in agricultural systems of Uganda, in the School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Makerere University. The goal of the project is to provide a framework for developing farm and community level adaptation strategies to climate change in Uganda’s agricultural and natural resources management systems. In this regard the project intends to; 1). Assess vulnerability of agro-ecological zones to climate variability and change, and 2). Identify adaptation measures to the effects of change on a selected agro-enterprise within an agro-ecological zone.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 20th May 2011

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International PhD Scholarship in School of Built & Natural Environment, UK: Climate Change and Soil Biodiversity: Earthworms as Indicators

Applications are invited for a full-time scholarship available in the School of Built & Natural Environment. The scholarship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress] and is open to international applicants only. UK/EU applicants are not eligible to apply. The scholarship will provide £15000 towards the cost of the International tuition fee over 3 years.
Data on distribution, abundance and diversity of earthworms in Britain is scattered in the scientific literature. Collation of such information, spanning more than a century will permit production of preliminary distribution maps. More importantly it will provide baseline information for re-examination of sites where date-specific records exist. Through re-sampling, direct comparisons of faunal assemblages will permit assessment of effects brought about by climate changes directly affecting soil-related conditions. These mainly relate to increased temperatures, decreased soil moisture (at times of drought) and elevated carbon dioxide levels.
Major Aims: To determine long and short term changes to soil fauna (earthworms specifically), at selected field sites, from both literature-based and field-collected data; To relate recorded faunal changes with recorded climate changes and analyse observed relationships.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 13 May 2011

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ESF Scholarships: Climate Change and Risk Management, University of Exeter, UK

The University of Exeter is offering seven awards of £1,000 each for students beginning the MSc Climate Change and Risk Management at our Cornwall Campus in October 2011. The awards are part funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and are only open to EU residents (including UK). The awards will be allocated according to merit, based on undergraduate degree result. All individuals who submit an application to the programme by Friday 8th July 2011 will automatically be considered for an award

Scholarship Application Deadline: 8 July 2011.

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