cryo-facing PhD studentships (IAPETUS2 DTP)

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cryo-facing PhD studentships (IAPETUS2 DTP)


Dear Cryolist,


The following cryo-facing PhD projects, led by researchers in Durham Geography, are currently being advertised as part of the IAPETUS2 DTP (

·      Controls on 20th century ice shelf dynamics in northeast Greenland (Supervisors: Dave Roberts, James Smith, Louise Callard, Jerry Lloyd, Mike Bentley)

·      Sensitivity of East Antarctic outlet glaciers to recent and future climate change (Supervisors: Chris Stokes, Stewart Jamieson, Rachel Carr) 

·     Towards Global Monitoring of Glaciers with Deep Learning (Supervisors: Patrice Carbonneau, Chris Stokes, Rachel Carr)

·      Ocean-land response to freshwater forcing in the North Atlantic: Using the 8.2kyr Event to understand future climate change (Supervisors: Paola Moffa-Sanchez, Philippa Ascough, Sarah Woodroffe, Erin McClymont, Dave Roberts, Jerry Lloyd)

·     How does landscape evolution control ice-sheet dynamics? (Supervisors: Stewart Jamieson, Neil Ross, Pippa Whitehouse)

·      Ice sheet – ocean interactions in northeast Greenland: the role of ocean warming on ice stream stability (Supervisors: Jerry Lloyd, Louise Callard, Paola Moffa-Sanchez, Colm O'Cofaigh, Dave Roberts)

·      Rivers on ice: do supraglacial streams evolve like bedrock rivers? (Supervisors: Rebecca Hodge, Richard Williams, Chris Stokes, Stewart Jamieson)

Projects are fully funded, and both UK and international students can apply through the NERC Iapetus2 Doctoral Training Partnership (

The application deadline is Friday 8th Jan 2021 at 5 pm (UK time), with an anticipated start date of September 2021.

For more information, please contact lead supervisors - details are listed on each project page.


Best wishes,



Dr. Pippa Whitehouse (she/her)

Associate Professor

Department of Geography

Durham University

DH1 3LE, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)191 334 1877

Office: S210

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