We have an exciting PhD studentship oportunity and we are seeking high quality applicants.
This fully funded PhD studentship is part of the NERC ENVISION
Doctoral Training Programme and is an excellent opportunity to work on
the development of novel measures for tracing phosphorus
This project will use a novel stable isotope technique to better
understand phosphorus (P) cycling within the plant-soil-water system. By
advancing fundamental understanding of P biogeochemistry, the project
seeks to address challenges related to plant nutrition and agricultural
production, alongside the protection of water quality. The supervisory
team offers access to knowledge and facilities related to phosphate
oxygen isotope research across the UK and Europe.
The key objectives of this studentship will be to:
1) Understand the partitioning of newly-applied P between individual soil P pools;
2) Understand the bioavailability of P within individual soil P
pools, and the mechanisms through which P in these pools is accessed by
3) Understand the mobility of soil and plant P fractions within soil
water and the risk of export of P in runoff or leachate from the
For Full details please see The Envision Site
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Sunday, 12 January 2014
Phosphorus Research Collaboration Network meeting, funded by the US National Science Foundation, in Pheonix, Az, USA. The meeting was very well organized by Jim Elser and Helen Rowe, and we have come up with a 5 year work plan to come together on some potentially high impact papers issues of phosphorus sustainability. Jim and Helen looked after us very well and on one of the work days we actually spent working outdoors - in the Desert Botantical Gardens. All my photos can be viewed here.