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MPhil/PhD in Economics - to understand the economics of sediment in the catchment area of the River Welland
The Environment Agency, in partnership with the University of Lincoln, is seeking to understand the economics of sediment in the catchment area of the River Welland. The excessive accumulation of fine sediment in rivers is recognised by the Water Framework Directive (WFD) as a major ecological problem, and the River Welland has been selected by DEFRA as one of ten pilot catchments in the UK (and the only one in the Anglian Region) to investigate and promote better catchment management.
We are looking for a graduate with a first or upper second class degree in economics or land management or related discipline, with an understanding of agriculture, experience of social research, and effective communication skills, particularly for talking to farmers and the general public. This is an exciting opportunity for a graduate to apply economic thinking to an important practical, social problem.
The Environment Agency will fund the studentship for two years up to MPhil level. An annual stipend of £9,010, including Home/EU fee, will be available.
Applications can be made electronically via the University of Lincoln website at www.lincoln.ac.uk. For further details, contact Professor Peter Somerville at firstname.lastname@example.org.