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food sustainability PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Investigating the effects of grassland sward composition (monoculture to multispecies) on soil nutrient cycling and greenhouse gas emissions
  Dr P Murphy, Dr H Sheridan
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 4-year PhD studentship within a DAFM-funded project, FASTEN (Farm Sustainability Tools for Efficient Nutrient Management).
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Do cover crops increase the resilience and sustainability of the agri-food system?
  Dr T Sizmur, Dr J Hannam, Dr L Todman, Dr E J Shaw
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Our climate is changing, and our population is growing, but the soils upon which we need to grow food to feed the growing population are degraded.
  FOODBIOSYSTEMS - Predicting the ripening behaviour of mango fruit through an understanding of the progression of ripening events PhD
  Dr M Alamar
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr MariCarmen Alamar - Cranfield University. Co Supervisors. Dr Martin Chadwick - University of Reading, Food and Nutritional Sciences.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Improving nutrition efficiency and milk quality in dairy production
  Dr S Stergiadis, Dr K Theodoridou, Prof S Huws, Dr T Yan
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Milk is the most nutritious single food but also a major provider of saturated fatty acids (SFA) in the UK diets.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - A novel approach for reducing multiple-drug resistance in foodborne bacteria: application of CRISPR technology
  Prof S C Andrews, Prof RM La Ragione, Dr C Rymer
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP.
  The role of individual lifestyle choices in sustainability transformation
  Prof L Jack, Dr L Stafford, Dr C Bowyer
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD to commence in October 2020. This studentship belongs to ‘Transforming Portsmouth’, a cross-university interdisciplinary research programme designed to provide actionable evidence to underpin Portsmouth’s transformation to a sustainable city.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Predicting the ripening behaviour of mango fruit through an understanding of the progression of ripening events
  Dr M Alamar, Dr M Chadwick, Dr S Kourmpetli, Prof L A Terry
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Mangoes (Magnifera indica L.) are the second most consumed tropical fruit in the UK, with imports consistently rising during the last five years.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Removing unwanted macro, micro and nanoplastics from fresh produce production
  Dr C Wagstaff, Dr M Al Sid Cheikh, Prof R Murphy
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. Global plastics production in 2019 was 359 million tonnes. Of the 62 million tonnes produced in Europe, only 9.2 million tonnes was collected for recycling, leaving the remainder to be disposed of on land or in marine environments, to the detriment of those ecosystems.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Enhancing the sustainability and improving quality of apple production through ecosystem service management
  Dr M Garratt, Dr P Burgess, Dr M Fountain
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. One of the main sustainability challenges faced by farmers today is effectively managing crop pests.
  Managing plant diversity and soil-root-biota interactions for improved nutrient efficiency
  Prof O Schmidt, Dr S Tracy, Dr D Wall
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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RESEARCH PROJECT. This exciting, fully funded PhD research project will investigate how to integrate plant diversity, biostimulants and interactions between soil, roots and soil biota into crop and grassland management in order to improve nutrient efficiency.
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