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If you're interested in joining the Forest Ecology and Conservation Group please contact Professor David Coomes directly at


If you would like to develop your own ideas, the following grant-awarding bodies may be worth considering. Professor Coomes will be more than happy to help you prepare a proposal. 
  • Royal Society postdoctoral fellowship scheme
  • NERC postdoctoral fellowship scheme
  • Royal commission for the Exhibition of 1851
  • EU Marie Curie fellowships
  • College postdoctoral fellowships
  • Herchel Smith fellowship

Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Managers of the Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Fund invite applications for four fellowships to be held in a Department in the School of the Biological Sciences at the University of Cambridge. See more information.


If the Forest Ecology and Conservation Group's research interests you, contact Professor David Coomes at . If you don't hear from him within a few days, send him a reminder. Students from developing countries interested in working with lidar may be eligible for a Schlumberger scholarship. Prospective postgraduate students are required to apply through the University's Applicant Portal. For information on how to apply, including course entry requirements, deadlines and application fees, visit the Postgraduate Admissions website. Any available PhD projects are listed below: