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  ESRC Collaborative Studentship - Connecting communities: transformative impacts of community garden networks.
  Prof A Cumbers
Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
The studentship will be embedded within the Management subject group of the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow.
  Fostering sustainability through organic waste re-use: drivers for adoption and pathways for diffusion in Sub-Saharan Africa
  Prof J Smith, Dr M Bozzola
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
Efficient re-use of organic wastes is of critical importance to the productivity of small-holder farm households in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa (Smith et al., 2015).
  Elucidating infection at the plant-microbe interphase on a cellular, molecular and structural level to improve crop resistance and support food security
  Dr C Voigt
Applications accepted all year round
Achieving food security is one of the most important global challenges. Crop production and yield has been increasingly threatened by plant pathogens in a rapidly changing environment.
  How does alternative land use policy in deltas affect food production and development: A case of the Mahanadi?
  Prof J Dash, Prof EL Tompkins
Application Deadline: 1 March 2019
Developing country river deltas are climate change hotspots and these are in urgent need of transdisciplinary research to address the drivers of social and physical vulnerability (Cochrane et al., 2017).
  Stability and resilience of fertilized grassland soils in response to extreme weather events
  Dr T Caruso, Prof P Hallett
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
This project will be supervised by Dr Tancredi Caruso of Queen’s University School of Biological Sciences, Professor Paul Hallett of the University of Aberdeen’s School of Biological Sciences, and Dr Dario Fornara of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute The start date will be 1 October 2019.
  Valorisation of under-utilised onion waste and side streams
  Dr D Charalampopoulos, Dr A Chatzifragkou, Dr S Elmore
Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
Among vegetables, onion is the second most widely consumed crop, providing a relatively high value raw material for food industries.
  Towards sustainable antimicrobial use in agriculture: quantifying the risks of emergence of antimicrobial pathogens
  Prof M Tretyakov, Dr D J Stekel, Dr J Hobman
Applications accepted all year round
Do you have a passion for sustainability?. Would you like to apply mathematical research to help improve resource security?.
  Plastics in fishmeal production from marine sources- characterisation, methods and risk modelling
  Dr M Hudson, Prof J Langley, Dr R Marsh, Prof I Williams
Application Deadline: 1 March 2019
Fishmeal makes an important contribution to global food security, providing an essential nutritional component in feed manufacture for aquaculture and livestock…
  The priming effects of manure on soil physical, chemical and biological properties
  Dr H Roe, Dr Y Arn Teh
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
"Organic manure applications to grassland and arable soils are an important source of nutrients supporting sustainable livestock systems.
  Developing alternatives to antibiotics in UK pig production – the efficacy and mechanism of action of marine sulphated polysaccharides
  Dr G Pearce, Dr M Holmes
Application Deadline: 28 February 2019
Project Background. The use of antibiotics has played a major role in improving the health status, welfare and productivity of pig production over the last 50 years.
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