Regan is offering a fully funded, interdisciplinary PhD working with the National Trust and the Foundation for Common Land to investigate how upland farming might affect biodiversity in the Lake District. The project will involve both biodiversity and ecosystem modelling, as well as co-developing management scenarios with farmers and helping support their decision-making.
The project will be very applied, with the results hopefully being used by the National Trust and individual tenant farmers. It would suit someone who is passionate about the UK countryside, farming and farmers, human dimensions to conservation, as well as being technically minded.
The deadline is 25th October 2022. Details here:
If you’re interested in pursuing self-funded Masters By Research projects with the group, or in developing funding proposals, please contact Regan Early.