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farming PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 19 farming PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

4-year PhD Studentship: Impact of the microbial biodiversity and micro-ecological processes on the transmission and persistency of diseases in dairy farms: a multidisciplinary, adaptive research approach

Soil provides the basic structure for the development of the ecosystem where humans and animals live. Soil microbiota, including different pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms, are responsible for the health and maintenance of the ecosystem, creating the greatest biodiversity in the world. Read more
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Piloting an ecological healthcare technology for the interruption of schistosomiasis transmission in a Madagascan coastal, rice-farming community

  Research Group: Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Schistosomiasis is a parasitic, neglected tropical disease that infects over 240 million people worldwide, 93% of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more

Leveraging plant biomechanics under hostile environments

Supervisory Team:  Dr Siul Ruiz, Dr Sharif Ahmed, Dr James Le Houx, Prof Tiina Roose. Project description. The UK food-related activities contribute to a staggering quarter of a trillion pounds (>10% of UK GDP in 2022). Read more

Understanding the soil microbiome under controlled light conditions

Our research group is working within a consortium that is testing semi-transparent solar installations on crop growth-houses, to enhance biological and financial resilience in protected farming. Read more

Building social-ecological resilience to human-wildlife conflict in western Ethiopia

Crop-raiding by wild animals poses a significant livelihood challenge to rural communities worldwide, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where population pressure, environmental and socio-economic change is driving the encroachment of farming into new areas that puts people in conflict with wildlife. Read more

Assessing the sensitivity of biodiversity indicators for detection of change in land cover classes

The release of the National Land Cover Map 2018 (NLCM) offers the opportunity to monitor quantity, quality and change of land cover and habitats in a regular, systematic and repeatable way that is national in scale. Read more

PLANT SCIENCE CDT: Simulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Scottish Agriculture for Effective Climate Action.

Applications are invited for this exciting, fully-funded, 42 month PhD studentship at the University of Aberdeen. This project is part of the newly established Anthony & Margaret Johnston Centre for Doctoral Training in Plant Sciences enabled by a generous legacy gift. Read more

10 PhD positions in the MSCA Doctoral Network PHABB

Our planet is mostly blue and mankind increasingly relies on the quality of our marine and freshwater bodies to produce our food and provide clean drinking water. Read more

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