Dryland Environments Mphil/PhD

The research station at Gobabeb, NamibiaWe have a strong research reputation in dryland environmental research, with a special focus on the deserts of Africa.

Within this broad area, there is a active research interest in the application of Earth observation remote sensing and G.I.S. techniques to environmental problems in drylands. We have specific expertise and active research collaborations in the Sahara (particularly Egypt, Libya, Tunisia), Kalahari (Botswana and RSA), Namib (Namibia), and Arabian (particularly UAE, Jordan) deserts.

Current research focuses on topics such as monitoring impacts of irrigation on dryland environments, analysis of sand dune geochemistry using multispectral remote sensing techniques and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction in drylands, but innovative projects on other topics are also invited.

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree in geography, environmental science or an allied subject. Applicants with a Masters qualification in one of these fields are particularly welcomed. University funded studentships are available for highly-qualified applicants.

If you wish to discuss the possibility of undertaking dryland environmental or remote sensing research, please contact:

Dr. Kevin White,
Department of Geography and Environmental Science,
The University of Reading,
PO Box, 227, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AB
E-mail k.h.white@reading.ac.uk

For general enquiries please refer to the Contact Us box.

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