SCENARIO: How do trees affect the hydrological cycle?
Dr E Blyth, Prof A Verhoef, Dr E Robinson, Dr T Nisbet
25 January 2019
One of the least constrained components of the hydrological cycle is the amount of rainfall that is captured by the vegetation and recycled back to the atmosphere – the Interception.
Soil microbes to mitigate climate change
Dr J Whitaker, Prof N Ostle
27 January 2019
Why is this project important?. Human populations are expected to increase by 50% to 9 billion by 2050 as climate change continues – together these changes will place unprecedented pressure on the Earth’s finite and fragile natural resources.
Predicting African insect crop pests in real-time
Dr S White, Dr C Cobbold, Dr P Gonzalez-Moreno, Dr S Murphy
18 January 2019
Crop pests are of serious and growing concern throughout Africa, causing significant economic and dietary impacts on humans and livestock.
The establishment of novel insect biodiversity in Britain
Prof C Thomas, Dr H Roy, Dr A Salisbury
9 January 2019
Enrol for a PhD at the University of York to investigate how insect biodiversity is. changing in Britain. You will carry out a mixture of empirical field research,.
Plasticiser in the UK terrestrial environment: Occurrence and bioaccumulation?
Dr D Spurgeon, Prof K C Jones, Dr M G Pereira
27 January 2019
Researchers and the public are aware of the potential issues of plastic pollution. Images of birds, mammals and other charismatic species entangled in and eating plastics have created great concern about our profligate plastic use.