NTNU university has a vacancy for a PhD candidate in the Industrial Ecology Programme at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering.
The appointment has a duration of 3 years. The appointment is financed by the European Research Council.
The position is part of the ERC starting grant project ATLANTIS, which is about quantifying human impacts on marine ecosystems within the framework of life cycle assessment (LCA).
The topic of this PhD project is the development of models to quantify the impact of marine invasive species on the marine ecosystem. The aim is to develop a global, spatially-differentiated life cycle impact assessment model for species losses from invasion, with main focus on impacts from ballast water and hull fouling. Interaction with an ongoing PhD project on marine plastics is possible, in order to consider the impacts from marine invasive species rafting on plastic particles.
This is pioneering research, as currently no model on marine invasive species impacts exists within LCIA and developing models to quantify these impacts represents therefore cutting-edge research. You will contribute well during this research to get the best results and will deal with the best researchers, which will increase your skills and add a lot to you.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
environmental sciences or environmental engineering
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