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  Variable Stiffness Actuation for Bioinspired Underwater Vehicle Design
  Dr F Giorgio-Serchi, Dr A Stokes
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Background of the Project. Fish and other aquatic organisms propel themselves by performing various types of flapping foil routines.
  Disease Control and Conservation: Applying Grazing Pressure to Solve ‘The World's Worst Wildlife Infectious Disease’
  Dr D J S Montagnes, Prof A Fenton
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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BACKGROUND & TIMELINESS. Naturally occurring diseases threaten ecosystem function, biodiversity, and humans (zoonotic infections).
  Changes to prescribing – evaluation of likely impacts on the aquatic environment and AMR potential
  Dr K Helwig, Dr C Hunter, Dr J Spencer
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-019. After consumption, pharmaceutical residues are excreted by patients, not fully removed in wastewater treatment works, and thus enter the aquatic environment, where they pose a risk to aquatic organisms through chronic exposure.
  CMEES-WEEG-574: Urban light pollution: understanding impacts on aquatic environments
  Dr A Vowles, Dr P Kemp
Application Deadline: 20 August 2020

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The world has undergone wide-scale urbanisation in recent decades. From 1950-2018 the number of people living in cities grew from 30% to 55%, and this value is projected to increase to 68% by 2050.
  Assessing the diversity, drivers & importance of Megaira, intracellular symbiont of aquatic eukaryotes
  Prof G Hurst, Prof M Brockhurst, Dr D J S Montagnes, Prof D Cameron
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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The biology, ecology and evolution of eukaryotes is in part a product of their symbiotic interactions with microbes. Intracellular microbes, retained during cell division and reproduction, are particularly interesting, as they are selected to maintain and nurture their hosts.
  Unifying aquatic ecology under climate change: patterns and mechanisms.PhD in Biosciences (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr D Barneche Rosado
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Diego Barneche Rosado, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Metaproteomics Approaches to Uncover Ecosystem Function in Aquatic Environments
  Dr J Pandhal, Dr A Beckerman
Applications accepted all year round

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Recently, it has become increasingly apparent that quantifying the molecular cellular components (e.g. DNA, mRNA, proteins and metabolites) in environmental samples can reveal significant information on ecosystem function.
  Stratified shear flows in inclined pipes
  Dr Y Tanino, Dr D Van der A
Applications accepted all year round

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Stably stratified shear flows are ubiquitous in the environment and industrial systems. In the atmosphere such flows are associated with clear air turbulence.
  Ecological impacts of microplastic pollution in freshwater habitats
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr D Green, Dr T Ings
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  Microplastic-sediment interactions (MiPSi)
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr K Spencer, Prof G Wharton
Applications accepted all year round

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The accelerating global release of microplastics (mP) into the aquatic environment seems inevitable, with long-term consequences for water quality and biodiversity.
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