Threats to the goods and services within an ecosystem, such as clean drinking water and sustainable fisheries, are frequently appearing in the media and on the agendas of governments. Maintaining these goods and services requires us to have a fundamental understanding of the biodiversity and ecosystem processes responsible. Without this knowledge there can be no effective management of aquatic resources and multiple stressors to an ecosystem.
This programme has been designed to balance the latest in ecological theory with practical application in both freshwater and marine systems. Students will take part in three residential field-courses (Dorset, Cumbria and one from either the Western Isles of Scotland, Borneo or Crete) for practical ‘hands-on’ training.
You will be co-supervised by either established PhD students or a potential employer organisation and encouraged to publish your project work.
Research and teaching Students will have access to ‘state of the art’ analytical research facilities within our Centre for the Aquatic and Terrestrial Environment, developed from an initial investment by SRIF of £3 million. You will also have access to the Freshwater Biological Association’s River Laboratory on the River Frome in Dorset, via our River Communities Group, and to mesocosm and temperature controlled facilities at QMUL.
By choosing to study at a Russell Group university you will have access to excellent teaching and top class research. You can find out more about our research interests and view recent publications on the Aquatic Ecology Research group page.
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