Available projects for prospective students

Fully-funded PhD project currently available with researchers at Waikato, Cawthron, NIWA and University of Otago to study micro-nutrients in NZ lakes with outstanding scientists. Contact a.hartland@waikato.ac.nz for info.

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MSc opportunities

Environmental science

– Fluorescence as a tracer of lake trophic state

– Arsenic cycling in New Zealand’s longest river

Earth science

– Calcite formation under cave analogue conditions

– Chemical perspectives on the microbial degradation of soil organic matter

PhD opportunities

Environmental science

Estimating environmental and dietary exposure pathways of endocrine disrupting compounds 

Reconstructing lake trophic state using compound specific amino acids

Photochemical regulation of cyanobacterial blooms

Earth science

Novel quantitative proxies of past climate from speleothems

Reconstructing ENSO using highly-resolved palaeoclimate records

-Testing terrestrial archives of volcanism