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  Rising from the ashes: Understanding the biological resilience and social significance of fires in the UK
  Dr H C Glanville
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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Project description. Aim. To investigate the resilience of upland soils to wildfires and examine the social significance of wildfires in the UK rural landscape.
  Supporting the impact of dementia in rural Wales
  Dr R Sharp
Application Deadline: 31 October 2020

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Project. The studentship is part of an ESRC-NIHR programme of research (‘The Rare Dementia Support Impact project’), a collaboration between Bangor University, University College London (project lead) and Nipissing University, Canada.
  Physical activity, energy expenditures, and time use in agriculture and rural livelihood
  Dr G Zanello
Applications accepted all year round

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The limited uptake of agricultural innovations with proven productivity-enhancing potential and the translation of productivity increases into improvements in nutrition are two major development challenges facing Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
  Synthesis of carbon based catalysts for the sustainable upgrade of agro-waste pyrolysis products into biofuels for rural areas
  Dr R Volpe
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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Thermochemical breakdown of biomass via Pyrolysis or Gasification provides a facile alternative for the upgrading of agro-waste to energy vectors.
  Field scale reconstruction of nineteenth century rural land use using first County Series OS maps and parish area books
  Prof N S Walford, Dr D Brown
Applications accepted all year round

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The project will explore agricultural land use change in mid-nineteenth century England, which was a period of relatively high prosperity and stability before the onset of an era of decline and depression from the early 1870s through to the twentieth century.
  Flood mitigation schemes in rural communities in the south west of England
  Dr K Clarke, Dr A P Dykes, Dr M Ibsen
Applications accepted all year round

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There have been several severe flood events in southwest England in recent years, including Boscastle in 2004, Dawlish in 2014 and Coverack in 2014 and July 2017.
  Measurements of urban emissions of NOx
  Dr J D Lee, Dr S Moller, Dr D Carslaw
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Air pollution is currently the largest environmental health stressor on the UK population. At present the main pollutants of concern in urban centres are nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particles less than 2.5µm in diameter (PM2.5), alongside ozone in suburban and rural environments.
  Novel Approaches to Engaging Land Managers in Monitoring the Impact of Agri-Environment-Climate Schemes
  Dr K Prager, Prof S Redpath
Applications accepted all year round

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Agri-environment-climate schemes (AECS) are a voluntary policy mechanism to incentivise and compensate farmers for undertaking environmental measures as part of their land management.
  Sustaining partnership approaches – evaluating effectiveness, health and longevity of agri-environmental collaboratives
  Dr K Prager, Dr T Potts
Applications accepted all year round

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A multitude of partnerships have developed between actors from the farming, environment, conservation, community, business and government sectors.
  From anther to atmosphere: building a better pollen forecast for human health. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr J Bennie
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Jon Bennie, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
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