Postgraduate Study with the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR)

BIFoR advertise PhD opportunities on the website FindAPhD - follow the weblink to the BIFoR pages here. Opportunities are also listed on the University of Birmingham Doctoral ReSEARCHer Database.

Forest Edge – a New Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship Programme opening for applications

We have the following opportunities available through the Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA)

Temperate forest nitrogen availability, carbon uptake and future climate change 

Drought Sensitivity of Terrestrial Ecosystems in Europe and North America:

Global air quality impact of the interaction between forests and air pollution 

Does forest structure hold the key to understanding forest carbon uptake? 

Air flow through Heterogeneous Woodlands and its role in global CO2 uptake 

Pollinator responses to climate change 

BIFoR do not currently offer any taught research postgraduate courses.  However, students interested in our research themes may like to consider some of the following courses.

Currently some of the students enrolled in these courses are volunteering with BIFoR and/or using the BIFoR FACE facility for their end of year project.

Birmingham Fellows

The University of Birmingham also recruits annually for new Birmingham Fellows across all of our academic disciplines, and within the five Colleges of: Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, and Social Sciences.  If you are an early-career research with research interests related to BIFoR please do get in touch with Deanne Brettle who will be able to direct your enquiry.

The Birmingham Fellowship programme offers five years of protected time for high-quality research, allowing outstanding, high potential, early-career researchers of all ages to establish themselves as rounded academics who will go on to excel in their academic discipline across research, teaching and wider citizenship. All Fellowships come with a permanent academic post at the University.

We are always interested to talk to people who are looking for that next exciting step in their research career.  If you are looking for fellowship openings please take a moment to look at the Birmingham Fellowships webpages. Please do get in touch if you have any questions.