Urban NBS: PhD Opportunity

Urban nature-based solutions, are there scale-dependent thresholds?

Closing Date: Friday 17th January 2020.

A fully funded PhD studentship is available at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Bangor and Bangor University through the ENVISION (http://www.envision-dtp.org/projects/) doctoral training programme.  


This multi-disciplinary PhD will study urban green space and benefits at a range of scales, to tackle critical questions in urban ecosystem services research:

  • whether greenspace benefits demonstrate non-linear relationships with scale
  • whether there are scale-dependent thresholds to ‘supply’ or ‘use’, and
  • whether there are spatial interactions between services at different scales.


The PhD is supported by an industrial CASE partner, the environmental consultancy Black & Veatch, where you will spend 2 months per year collecting data for your PhD and gaining valuable working experience. You will also have the opportunity to work at B&V before the PhD starts. You will learn a range of techniques including natural capital accounting, ecosystem services assessments and will learn to use and develop ecosystem service models for urban green and blue space.

For further information, please follow this link: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/urban-nature-based-solutions-are-there-scale-dependent-thresholds/?p113602  or contact Laurence Jones (LJ@ceh.ac.uk).