Irrigation poverty traps in the Eastern Gangetic Plains
Molecular Environmental Sciences
Dr T Foster, Prof D Polya
6 February 2019
Agriculture is central to the livelihoods of millions of rural households across South Asia. For the majority of smallholder farmers in this region, the dominant source of irrigation water supply is groundwater.
Ecological Function of a Water-sensing Molecular Fossil
Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
Dr P C Morris, Dr J Thompson, Dr R Alexander
18 January 2019
Abiotic stress tolerance in plants is a critical attribute and a key objective for plant breeders. The world is experiencing unprecedented increases in average global temperatures and extreme weather events leading to intermittent periods of drought and waterlogging (water stress).
The Carbon Cycle of and Artificial Tropical Ecosystem.
Dr D Bebber, Dr L Rowland
7 January 2019
Location. University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Exeter EX4 4QJ. This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (GW4+ DTP).
More crop per drop: re-engineering root system architecture for improved water uptake
School of Biology
Dr S Kepinski, Prof W Harwood
20 December 2018
The rising world population and increasingly conspicuous effects of climate change mean that increases in food production of ~60% must be achieved through a sustainable intensification of agriculture over the next two-three decades .