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  Writing the royal forest of Windsor: literature in a contested landscape, 1600-1820
  Dr P Bullard, Dr R Bullard
Applications accepted all year round

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This project examines ways in which the literary “space” of texts by, about, or produced in Windsor Forest during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries maps on to, challenges, and re-imagines the geographical, topographical and cultural spaces of the Forest.
  The role of Forest School in mental health and wellbeing: a longitudinal study (Ref: SF20/SER/ALLIN)
  Dr L Allin
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this studentship will be to examine how nature based programmes, such as Forest School, can impact on the mental health and wellbeing of children and/or adults.
  VC International Scholarship in Semantic Data Integration and Modelling Towards a Forest Observatory (eligibility criteria apply)
  Research Group: Complex Systems
  Dr C Perera, Prof O F Rana
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Poaching is a significant challenge around the world. Anti-poaching efforts are always under-funded and under-resourced. Law enforcement officers cannot keep up with a large number of poachers who are trying to kill animals.
  Analysing forest aboveground carbon dynamics using dense time-series of satellite data and artificial intelligence
  Prof H Balzter
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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Recent advances in computing technology, cloud computing and high-performance computing are paralleled with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and significant investment in the European Copernicus Earth Observation programme and its Sentinel satellite missions.
  Editing Ann Radcliffe (The Romance of the Forest [1791])
  Assoc Prof T Duggett
Applications accepted all year round

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The PhD studentship is part of a project to produce a scholarly edition of Ann Radcliffe’s breakthrough ‘Gothic Romance’, The Romance of the Forest (1791).
  Biological nitrogen fixation in forest soils under elevated CO2: response of a key soil nutrient to global change
  Dr S Ullah, Dr A R MacKenzie
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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We are looking for an enthusiastic, well-qualified, and self-motivated candidate to join our team as a PhD student in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) at the University of Birmingham.
  Enhancing Mangrove Forest Resilience against Coastal Degradation and Climate Change Impacts using Advanced Bayesian Machine Learning Methods
  Dr A Daneshkhah
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship, in the areas of Machine learning, Artificial intelligence, and Environmental modelling.
  Field to Forest: Relict Field Systems in East Berkshire.
  Prof M Bell, Dr D Garrow
Applications accepted all year round

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Flemming, 1987; Yates, 2007). The primary method for identifying these field systems has been aerial photography, which has identified extensive relict field systems on the Berkshire Downs (Ford, Bowden, Mees, & Gaffney, 1988; Levick, 2015; P.
  Identification of tree species based on UAV captured images
  Dr H Wei, Prof J Ferryman, Dr G DiFatta
Applications accepted all year round

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Computer Computer vision technology has been found to be an important application in remotely sensed data understanding. This research exploits high‐resolution images captured by UAV payload cameras to identify tree species.
  What are the effects of exotic tree introduction in British forests on soil nitrogen cycle processes?
  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
  Dr R Mushinski, Prof G Bending
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Project Highlights. Exotic tree species are projected to become commonplace in Britain’s forests throughout the next century. You will assess whether these exotic tree species influence a significant change in the soil microbiome as well as production of nitrogenous gases.
  “Talking” trees and the ecology of underground fungal super-highways
  Prof D Johnson
Applications accepted all year round

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Introduction. Recent exciting discoveries have shown that plants respond to herbivore-induced signals from neighbours via underground fungal networks1-3.
  Enhanced acorn production to regenerate native oak woodlands in the UK
  Prof R Ellis, Prof M Lukac
Application Deadline: 28 June 2020

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Interest in planting more trees has several roots, including to reduce greenhouse gases, provide a future high-quality timber supply, to improve landscape, and support habitat conservation.
  Sentence planning in bilingual speakers: Incrementality and adaptation in native and non-native language production.
  Dr A Konopka
Applications accepted all year round

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How do speakers put thoughts into words? Native speakers normally plan what they are going to say incrementally.
  Social impacts of decision-making processes under wildlife conservation conflicts in Scotland
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr H Wheeler, Dr N Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG), Global Sustainability Institute (GSI). https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  Developing prioritisation strategies for the protection of blue carbon stores in Kenya
  Dr R Briers, Dr M Huxham
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. This project aims to explore and develop strategies for the prioritisation of protection of blue carbon stores within Kenyan coastal ecosystems.
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