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  Ecology and conservation of blue ground beetles: from microhabitat use to landscape connectivity. PhD in Biosciences (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr N Royle
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Nick Royle, Department of Biosciences, Centre for Ecology & Conservation, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Quantifying the relative importance of extrinsic and intrinsic drivers of individual behaviour and habitat use of hefted sheep on a biodiverse but fragile upland ecosystem
  Dr S D Twiss, Dr R Baxter
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The unenclosed upland areas of the UK are internationally important for wildlife and of high nature conservation value. However, these fragile habitats are subject to various threats including the impacts of climate change, atmospheric pollution deposition, acid rain and grazing pressures.
  MRes: The status of salmonids and their habitat in the Loch Lomond catchment, Scotland
  Dr H Honkanen, Prof C Adams
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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This one year project leading to submission for a Masters by Research (MRes) will focus on work informing the successful management of salmonid fish in the Loch Lomond catchment.
  Designing landscapes that are robust to climate change
  Dr SJ Cornell, Dr J Hodgson, Prof CD Thomas
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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A PhD position is available to develop new mathematical and computational methods that will support the design of new nature networks.
  Designing protected areas networks that incorporate animal movement and habitat connectivity (FRANCOUENV20ARIES)
  Dr A Franco, Prof C Peres, Dr T Luisetti
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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BACKGROUND. The establishment of robust networks of protected areas is key to address biodiversity loss. Species that move between breeding and non-breeding sites are among those that are most challenging to protect.
  The dynamics of insect biodiversity in novel British landscapes
  Prof C Thomas, Dr H Roy, Dr A Salisbury
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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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,.
  Cold-water coral reef growth and loss in a changing ocean
  Dr S Hennige, Prof M Roberts, Dr U Wolfram
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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Background. Cold-water corals (CWC) are key habitat-forming organisms found throughout the oceans from 30 to 3000 m deep. The complex three-dimensional frameworks made by these vulnerable marine ecosystems support high biodiversity and commercially important species compared to neighbouring, less complex habitats.
  Biodiversity, biogeography, conservation and restoration of isolated inselberg vegetation in the dry biomes of Latin America. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Prof T Pennington
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Toby Pennington, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Herbivore and mycorrhizal mediation of carbon cycling in heather moorlands
  Dr S M Sait, Prof K. Field, Prof P Chapman
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The multiple drivers of environmental change, such as climate change and pollution, have led to widespread negative impacts on ecosystem functioning and services that are critical for human well-being.
  Investigating the effects of fragmentation and environmental change on tropical montane butterflies and moths
  Dr K Peh
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Deforestation is a major threat to biodiversity in South-East Asia where more than 14% of forest cover was lost in the last decade [1].
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