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Level 9 - Hydrological & Sediment Impacts of Forestry Operations in Ireland MSc/MEng Scholarship


20th October, 2022.
Research Field
Formal sciences
Natural sciences
Professions and applied sciences
Funding Type
Career Stage
European Research Programme
Not funded by an EU programme



This project provides the opportunity for a student to complete a Level 9 Masters Degree by research specialising in the environmental field and most specifically in river and sediment analysis and modelling, sediments and water quality. The successful research student will be based on the MTU Cork Campus.

Project Description

The project involves the analysis and modelling of hydrological and sediment impacts associated with forestry operations in Ireland. Project work includes data collection and sediment sampling, testing and analysis at a range of river catchments sites and hydrological modelling at a catchment level.

The project is supported and funded through the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) and is led by the School of Civil Engineering at University College Dublin (UCD). The overall project team includes researchers and postgraduate students from UCD and MTU.

The project builds on previous sediment-related research work undertaken in MTU and in UCD. The project will be informed by the extensive sediment and hydrological research knowledge developed here in MTU over the past 15 year in this research area and also informed by the expert knowledge and long-standing research work undertaken within the School of Civil Engineering in UCD.

The project will include:

  • Literature Review on river sediments and related impacts

  • Sediment sampling & testing (at a range of field sites)

  • Data Analysis including turbidity, suspended sediment and river flow analysis

  • Application of an hydrological model

  • Interaction with Project Partners and a range of Stakeholders

  • Production of Technical Reports as required

  • Completion of a Masters Research Thesis

The project will include literature review, fieldwork, laboratory testing, data analysis, hydrological modelling analysis and detailed assessment. It will also involve close collaboration with UCD and significant interaction with Coillte and a range of other relevant stakeholders. The project will involve travel to and from sites and travel to project meetings and conferences as required.

What is funded

Note: This is a funded research project, postgraduate fees will be paid from the project. A student stipend will also be paid monthly for a period of 18 months.


18 Months


The position is open to graduates of Level 8 Honours Engineering Degree Programmes (e.g., Environmental/Civil/Structural) or to graduates of Level 8 Honours Science Programmes (e.g., Environmental Science). A minimum of a Second Class Honours Grade 2 is required.

Please apply to:

Dr. Joe Harrington, joe.harrington@mtu.ieon or before the 20th October, 2022.


Organisation name
MTU (Munster Technological University)
Organisation Country
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