Environmental science integrates physical and biological sciences to the study of the environment and the solution of environmental problems. As such, it is an interdisciplinary academic field with an integrated and quantitative approach to the study of environmental systems. Biology, ecology and environmental engineering are among the specific areas environmental science encompasses. Graduates apply knowledge from other scientific and social disciplines such as physics, chemistry and social sciences. Environmental scientists use a systems approach to the analysis of environmental problems. They work on subjects like understanding earth processes, evaluating alternative energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resource management and the effects of global climate change.
Environmental studies and environmental engineering are the two related areas of study in the field. Environmental studies incorporate social sciences for understanding human relationships, perceptions and policies towards the environment. Environmental engineering, on the other hand, focuses on design and technology to improve environmental quality. Environmental scientists are expected to have advanced capability to relate space and time relationships as well as quantitative analysis.
University of Minho (Portugal), together with the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain), the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE) and several other universities and other non-commercial organisations, is launching a high quality International Doctoral Programme in Sustainable Built Environment - iDiSBE.
The International Max Planck Research School for Environmental, Cellular, and Molecular Microbiology in Marburg (IMPRS-Mic) in Germany offers fellowships for a three-year structured PhD program. The IMPRS-MIC is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology and the Philipps-Universität Marburg. The school aims to provide excellent students with outstanding and interdisciplinary scientific training in modern microbiology.
The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology is a multidisciplinary research centre at the University of Huddersfield. To support the continuing research priorities of the Centre and a number of its industry partners, up to 12 funded PhD studentships are available to work on three-year research projects related to mathematics for metrology, machine tool metrology, optical instrument development, and novel measurement applications in precision engineering and bio-engineering.
The department of Earth & Environmental Sciences offers PhD degrees in Bioscience Engineering, in Science: Geology, in Science: Geography and in Science: Tourism.
The IDCORE is a partnership of the Universities of Edinburgh, Exeter, and Strathclyde, Scottish Association for Marine Science, and HR Wallingford.
The doctoral program provides an exceptional opportunity to pursue fundamental and applied research to address some of the most urgent environmental challenges in the world. Our graduates emerge from the program with an understanding of diverse approaches to environmental problems, extensive practical research experience, professional networks, analytical and practical thinking skills, and both the commitment and capacity for addressing environmental challenges.
Joint Schools will be offered twice a year in February and July, and they will last for 1 month (4½ weeks) each. Specialised courses on PhD-level will be offered in the Joint Schools. Teachers are assigned / chosen according to their field of expertise. Each student enrolled in the Joint Doctoral Programme has to attend 3 Joint Schools.
Project title: Forest edge effects on wood decomposition and fungal community development
SDSU has an extensive graduate program in wildlife and fisheries sciences. The Department of Natural Resource Management offers graduate programs in both Biological Science and Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. Both degree programs award M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.
The graduate program in chemistry for the Ph.D. degree requires a one-third time commitment for formal course work and the balance for independent study and research. Students entering this program with a baccalaureate degree must expect to spend about four years of full-time residency to complete all requirements.
The Plant Science Department is an integrated department that includes programs in crop production, plant breeding, entomology, plant pathology, soils, GIS, water management, weed science, and biotechnology.
Participation in a research project "Development of optimal method for reduction of the pollution load of effluents from bitumen production" connected with doctoral studies in the field of the project.