Study period: 2016-2020 m.
The doctorate study program in Ecology and Environmental science aims at development of marine natural sciences. Investigations are focused on interaction of natural and anthropogenic processes in the marine and coastal environments. The complexity of the research objects determines wide variety of scientific problems to explore; it requires consolidation of the interdisciplinary research potential. The doctorate study program provides excellent research opportunities for geographers and geologists, physicists and chemists, mathematicians and computer scientists, environmental engineers, and, of course, biologists and ecologists. The strategic research areas are following:
- Natural marine and coastal resources and ecosystem services under to global change conditions.
- Integrated coastal zone management and marine spatial planning for sustainable development of coastal and maritime economic development.
- Development of innovative monitoring, data management and modeling methods and their application for forecasting and management of marine and coastal processes.
The proposed dissertation themes are defined in a framework of the above strategic research areas.