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  Instability in peat: developing and undertaking new types of experiments to establish how peat fails in response to different types of external forcing
  Dr A P Dykes
Applications accepted all year round
Peat mass movements are relatively common geomorphological events in UK and Irish uplands. In recent years several significant peat landslides have been caused by engineering work, usually construction of access roads for onshore windfarm projects.
  Effects of changing climate on a tropical peat in Brazil: greenhouse gas sink or source?
  Dr G Abbott
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
This project is part of the ONE Planet DTP. Find out more here. https://research.ncl.ac.uk/one-planet/. Campina do Encantado is a tropical low-altitude bog (at sea level) that produces methane in São Paulo State, Brazil (under Tropical Forest).
  Reconstructing past thaumarchaeotal ecology and evolution in peatland soils
  Dr C Gubry-Rangin, Dr D Mauquoy
Application Deadline: 22 February 2019
Analyses of past ecological and evolutionary adaptation processes are essential to understand present and future biodiversity processes.
  Something in the wind...reconstructing the position and strength of the Southern Hemisphere Westerly winds - QUADRAT
  Dr D Mauquoy, Dr M Blaauw
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
The aim of this project is to use peat deposits in southern South America to identify long-term changes in the strength and position of the Southern Westerly winds (SWW) during the last ~2000 years.
  Plumbing the depths of microbial carbon cycling in restored peatlands
  Dr D Kumaresan, Dr D Mauquoy
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
The project will be supervised by Dr Deepak Kumaresan of Queen’s University School of Biological Sciences and by Dmitri Mauquoy of the University of Aberdeen’s School of Geosciences.
  Precious metals of the Anthropocene - QUADRAT
  Dr T Mighall, Prof A Meharg
Application Deadline: 31 January 2019
Understanding the consequences of metal pollution is of increasing importance given the ever-growing consumption of resources and the increasing sophistication of metallic products, creating new and different types of waste, which is often discarded into the environment (Nriagu, 1990).
  (MERI) Microbial controls on carbon loss from eroding and restored UK blanket peatland
  Research Group: Molecular Environmental Sciences
  Dr C Robinson, Prof J Lloyd, Prof M G Evans
Application Deadline: 6 February 2019
CASE STUDENTSHIP with Moors for the Future Partnership. The blanket peatlands of the UK are important terrestrial carbon stores but are uniquely eroded because of impacts of industrial pollution, overgrazing, wildfire and climate change (Evans and Warburton, 2011 and Figure 1).
  (MERI) Reconstructing latitudinal terrestrial environments at the Cretaceous-Palaeogene boundary; Testing the ‘Equable Earth’ hypothesis
  Research Group: Geoscience
  Dr R Jerrett, Dr B Van Dongen
Application Deadline: 6 February 2019
As anthropogenic atmospheric warming is forecasted to exceed 2°C above preindustrial temperatures by 2100, it remains unclear how thermal energy will be redistributed across the globe (from equator to pole) and to what extent this will impact the terrestrial environments.
  (MERI) Removing organometallic compounds from wastewater
  Research Group: Molecular Environmental Sciences
  Dr B Van Dongen, Dr S Boult, Prof R Wogelius, Prof D Polya
Application Deadline: 6 February 2019
CASE STUDENTSHIP WITH ARVIA TECHNOLOGY LTD, UK. Over the years, organometallic compounds such as organo tin and lead compounds, have been used in a wide number of commercial applications.
  Exploring tephrostratigraphic links of climate records in southern England with continental Europe for the last 15,000 years
  Dr S Wulf, Dr M Hardiman, Dr D Giles
Application Deadline: 17 February 2019
Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD to commence in October 2019. The PhD will be based in the Department of Geography and will be supervised by Dr Sabine Wulf, Dr Mark Hardiman and Dr Dave Giles.
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