Developing the scientific tools to provide assessments. Inshore waters traditionally provided coastal communities with their main livelihood, for example though the use of fisheries resources, tourism, recreation etc. The sustainability of such coastal communities has been undermined by intensive exploitation and increased degradation of inshore environments. Increased leisure use of inshore waters, a greater appreciation of 'locally sourced' food, a drive towards sustainable fisheries and the increased protection afforded coastal areas have changed the economic landscape for coastal communities in recent years. This project will develop and test a tool-box of techniques to assess the sustainability of human activities in the inshore marine environment. The initial focus will be on biological sustainability of shellfish resources but the project will also consider the social and economic aspects of sustainability. Development of the tool-box will involve sampling, literature review, modelling of stock dynamics and widespread consultation with local stakeholders on the issues that they face.
- Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies Ltd (CMACS)
- University of Liverpool
Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
This PhD is one of 50 industry-led funded PhD projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. The centre brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool, together with international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd. The aim of the centre is to form collaborative R&D partnerships to enable and drive innovation in businesses, supporting the development of new products, processes and services for the global marketplace that have positive environmental benefits.
By joining the centre you will receive £16,000 per year as a centre graduate, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business (worth £12,000) and finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas. The Centre for Global Eco-innovation is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
This research project has funding attached. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full department and project details for further information.
To apply for this opportunity please email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
- 2 page CV
- 2 page expression of interest
- Reference number: 232
- 6th August 2012
- Expected to be held by 20th August