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.

Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA)

There are a number of opporunities being advertised on the CENTA website that are related to forests and climate change:

Enhancing peatland resilience to wildfire through peatland habitat restoration; building the evidence base.

Future Climate: Future Pollen and Spores

How will forested watersheds store, mix and release water in a Greenhouse World? Effects of elevated CO2 on tree water source

Leaf chemistry response to elevated CO­2: decomposition and nutrient cycle impacts

River temperature under change: understanding potential of riparian forest and landscape properties for climate adaptation

Wood burning in the West Midlands: impact on air quality and health

Woodland insect responses to climate change

Tree mortality and drought: leveraging the power of big data

Modelling temporal changes in biodiversity as a function of land-use change in Indonesia

Forest Edge Doctoral Scholarship programme

We will be advertising projects from 21 December 2018

The Forest Edge Doctoral Scholarship Programme will comprise 20 Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships at the University of Birmingham, in 4 cohorts starting between 2018 and 2021. Five fully funded PhD scholarships were awarded in round one (October 2018 entry).

Dual Award with University of Western Sydney

BIFoR has opportunities for Dual Award PhDs with the University of Western Sydney.  The latest opportunities have just recently closed but future opportunities will be listed here.  Academic staff from BIFoR and University of Western Sydney will work together to develop projects and identify potential supervisors from each institution.  Students can split their research between BIFoR FACE and EucFACE.

Taught programmes

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 d.brettle@bham.ac.uk 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.