Open for applications: CongoPeat MSc by Research opportunity (deadline 30/09/19)

Near Ekolongouma, Republic of Congo Credit: Walter Huaraca Huasco

CongoPeat is a Natural Environment Research Council programme that is investigating the past, present and future of the world’s largest tropical peatland complex in the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. As part of our programme of work we seek an enthusiastic MSc by Research (MbR) student to work alongside the project team on rates of root growth (below ground fine root production) at our key field sites in the Republic of Congo.

Supervisors: Prof. Simon Lewis (, Prof. Andy Baird ( and Dr Greta Dargie ( Please contact them for further project details.

Closing date for application: 30th September 2019
Start date: 1st January 2020
Finish date: 31st December 2020

Download the project details and visit the University of Leeds research degree page for information on how to apply.