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16th May
to 4th August
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Monitoring techniques for reducing carbon emissions from damaged peatlands

Damaged peatlands lose both carbon and specialised biodiversity. This internship gives experience of measuring carbon flux from innovative restoration techniques, collating and analysing data produced, and communicating the research, supporting overall aims of climate-change mitigation.

Host Researcher: Dr Anna Keightley

This Rise Research Internship presents a great opportunity for students to gain valuable skills and knowledge, theory and practice, related to peatland conservation and nature-based climate change mitigation – highly pertinent fields gaining increasing political recognition. Students will work closely with researchers, using state-of-the-art field equipment, collecting and analysing real data, and gaining experience and competencies in field and laboratory work. There will be some scope for students to follow particular interests identified on application and/or arising through initial discussion. Students are expected to demonstrate a mature approach to time management, collaboration, and their own learning, and will need some flexibility to accommodate the field-work timeframe (e.g., working around the weather!). Materials produced from field observation, data collection and background research will be collated by the student into a format of their choosing (e.g., recorded PowerPoint presentation), and can contribute to a portfolio of work advantageous to the student’s future career.

In A Nutshell...

  • Fieldwork... collecting real data in real time
  • Skills-development... using a range of equipment to monitor GHGs and environmental variables
  • Desk-based research... targeted, active reading of directly relevant material
  • Data-management... collecting, analysing, producing outputs from large datasets
  • Collaboration... with researchers on climate-mitigation project
  • Communication... of research through presentation
  • Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • call_split 16/05/22 to 30/06/22
    This RISE Research Internship includes fieldwork using sensitive equipment which can only be operated in favourable weather conditions, so will, therefore, need a flexible timetable.