Using a multi-proxy palaeoenvironmental approach, this project will reconstruct the natural and cultural heritage of the Mournes with a view to informing public understanding of the complex history of the region. The project will explore questions of sustainable land-use, climate impacts, population pressure, and social and ecological vulnerability/resilience in an upland environment often regarded as economically and environmentally marginal.
The studentship will entail a work placement with the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI), the project collaborator.
- Apply for Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in ‘Archaeology & Palaeoecology’ at the School of Natural and Built Environment.
- State name of the lead supervisor as ‘Dr Gill Plunkett’ on application form.
- State ‘DfE funding’ as Intended Source of Funding.
- To apply, visit here.
Please provide a research proposal in your own words, which sets out the research questions/problems; the research context and intellectual significance of the project; the research methods to be employed; the resources that will be used; a timeline; any safety or ethical considerations; and an indicative bibliography.
Please use the ‘Research Proposal’ section of the QUB Application form. Your proposal should be no longer than 1000 words (excluding references).