Using environmental DNA to understand the role of connectivity in pond ecosystems
Dr D Read, Prof S Ormerod
17 December 2018
The majority of freshwater habitats are small in scale, comprising ponds and low-order streams, ditches and springs. Collectively these represent the largest resource of freshwater habitats across the UK and provide a heterogeneous network of resources for a wide diversity of freshwater and terrestrial organisms.
Back to the beginning: a critical investigation of major project initiation activities
Prof M Lewis, Prof J Roehrich
29 January 2019
This project will explore the challenges encountered during the initiating phases of major projects. This represents a significant practical and conceptual challenge and is a core feature of the UK Cabinet Office Infrastructure and Projects Authority Project X initiative (Theme B, led by Professor Lewis).
Rapid characterisation of water for enhanced drinking water quality
Dr P Jarvis, Prof B Jefferson
30 January 2019
This exciting PhD opportunity will explore new methods to characterise water for process selection, optimisation and treatment. The effective removal of complex organics is of critical global importance in providing safe drinking water.
Tracking bacterial porin switching
Dr G Wagner, Dr S Barry
11 January 2019
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the major healthcare challenges of the 21st century. It has been estimated that AMR will lead to >10 million deaths per year and >100 trillion USD in lost economic output by 2050, if no immediate action is taken .