Using Geostatistics and Hydraulic Modelling to Assess Anthropogenically Driven Change in River Morphology: Research Position in the UK

cranfieldFunded by the Environment Agency and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), a bursary of up to £15,435 p.a. for three years plus fees available. Conditions apply*

Principle objectives of the project are

  • To identify the main monitoring strategies, methods and networks that have been used in practice at national and international level when assessing changes in river morphology.
  • To develop a statistically robust monitoring framework to assess changes in river morphology.
  • To quantify the reduction in accuracy from using the strategies currently in practice and the statistically robust monitoring framework developed.
  • To critically assess the benefits of using morphological sampling to complement biological assessment in large rivers.

The successful candidate will spend a minimum of three months at the Environment Agency developing the project. Travel and accommodation will be funded during that period.

Entry Requirements
Applicants should have an MSc as well as a first or upper second class UK honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline such as environmental science, statistics or geography.

How to Apply
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Tel: +44 (0)1234 754086
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Funding Notes
*Supported by an EPSRC I-Case bursary, this studentship will cover tuition fees and provide a bursary of up to £14,000 p.a. for the first year, and rising up to £15,435 p.a. for the final year. The studentship is ONLY open to UK and EU candidates. Refer to for details of student eligibility.