Urban Ecological Networks
Self-funded PhD students only
Department of Geography
February and October
Applications accepted all year round
This research into Urban Ecological Networks explores the quality and connectivity of urban habitats, including Green Infrastructure (GI) and urban green spaces.
You'll examine successful species, help develop best planning practice, and your research will cross boundaries, into areas such as ecology and environmental geography, social science, civil engineering and biochemistry.
The programme is self-funded, and supervised by Dr Heather Rumble, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geography.
The work will include:
- Examining key indicator organisms, such as invertebrates and soil microarthropods
- Modelling the distribution of these organisms
- Performing manipulative experiments to understand best planning practise for providing urban habitat
- Analysing population distributions of highly mobile, successful urban species
Green Infrastructure (GI) and urban green spaces are increasingly used within spatial planning, and seen in national, regional and local planning strategies.
The aim of this research is investigate the theory that urban green spaces and GI are extremely variable in quality, and that use of GI is limited to highly mobile species.
- A good first degree from an internationally recognised university (depending on the course, minimum second class or equivalent) or a Master’s degree in an appropriate subject
- Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered
- English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0
- All applicants are subject to interview
Make an enquiry
For administrative and admissions enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply
To make an enquiry about this project, get in touch with the PhD Supervisor for this programme, Dr Heather Rumble by emailing email@example.com, quoting the project code GEOG1331015 and title.
You can also visit our How to Apply pages to get a better understanding of how the PhD application process works.