Doctoral studentships in coastal blue carbon science, focusing on the Baltic Sea regionExternal

Deadline is 6 February 2022.

News Overview

Contact: Martin Gullström
E-mail: martin.gullstrom [at]
website: Sodertorn University

The doctoral positions are funded by the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies and are located within the CLIM-SCAPE project: “Climate change mitigation capacity of the Baltic coastal seascape: identification of hotspot environments for coastal blue carbon sequestration and guidance for sustainable management of the Baltic coastal landscapes under global change (CLIM-SCAPE)”.

One doctoral student will focus on understanding multiple coastal habitats’ carbon sink functions (i.e. carbon stock levels, carbon accumulation rates and greenhouse gas exchange) across the land-sea continuum, while the other doctoral student will focus on the influence of seascape configuration and connectivity (export and fate carbon) on blue carbon sequestration capacity, coupled to the distribution of blue forest habitats and contemporary land use. For further reading about the project, see here.  The project will be conducted using an international and transdisciplinary research team.

Appication proccess

Application deadline is 6 February 2022.

The application should be written in English and must include:

  • An application letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Degree certificate and proof that you are eligible to apply for this position
  • Bachelor’s essay and Master’s dissertation in the field in accordance with the entry requirements
  • Description of expectations, interests and expertise in the described research field, and the reason you are suitable for this position (max 1 page)
  • Two references, with contact details
  • A maximum of three publications may also be appended

For more information please see the full job description below.