PhD: Ocean-Climate Interactions in Antarctic Waters
Iron inputs to the Ross Sea, Antarctica in a warming world
University of Otago
The Geology Department has an opportunity for a PhD project investigating iron inputs to the Ross Sea and its interactions with marine productivity and atmospheric CO2 in a warming world.
This project will characterise the sources and distributions of iron and iron-isotopes in Ross Sea waters to inform projections of future iron availability and its impact on primary productivity and carbon export. This project involves an investigation of already-collected Antarctic waters, potential participation in a follow-up Antarctic sampling campaign in 2023, collaboration between U. Otago, NIWA and ANU, and off-campus exchange visits. It is part of the ‘Antarctic Science Platform’.
Closing Date: 21 January 2022 (or until filled)
Contact: Claudine Stirling