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  Diagnosing the reasons for biodiversity decline in rural rivers
  Dr I Vaughan
Application Deadline: 17 December 2018
Rivers are biodiversity hotspots, but are subject to manifold pressures such as abstraction, pollution and impoundment, and have some of the highest extinction rates of any ecosystem [1].
  High Speed Broadband Internet through Free Space Optics for Rural Areas
  Dr M Ijaz
Applications accepted all year round
Reference Number. FSO-MI-2018-2-PhD. Project Summary. In this project, we aim to design, a high-speed, low cost, Free Space Optics (FSO) link that will be capable of providing high-speed broadband internet to rural areas without fibre cables.
  DTC GEO 3 - Dwelling through Rural Second Homes
  Dr K Halfacree
Applications accepted all year round
Not least at a time of perceived housing shortages, rural second homes represent controversial expressions of consumption, symbolising class inequality, urban appropriation, lack of affordable housing and the demise of ‘traditional’ rural communities.
  Erosion hazards in a changing climate: making inland communities more resilient
  Dr J Cooper, Prof A Plater, Prof J Hooke, Mr D Viner
Application Deadline: 23 January 2019
This modelling project aims to quantify how future climate scenarios will affect the frequency and severity of erosion hazards in catchments, the vulnerability of key rural infrastructure and how we might best mitigate their impact.
  Politics of Small Places
Applications are invited from prospective candidates for an AHRC-funded PhD project titled Politics of Small Places. This is a new collaboration between the University of Dundee and.
  Natural Capital and its role in improving rural land planning and management at different spatial scales
  Dr I Pattison, Dr A Glass
Application Deadline: 21 January 2019
Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field.
  Physical activity, energy expenditures, and time use in agriculture and rural livelihood
  Dr G Zanello
Applications accepted all year round
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).
  A Randomized Trial of Low-Cost Model Eyes for Cataract Surgical Training of Rural Chinese Ophthalmologists
  Research Group: Centre for Public Health
  Dr VF Chan, Prof N Congdon
Application Deadline: 20 January 2019
New training models for cataract surgery are needed which can safely support trainees during the transition from novice to experienced surgeon.
  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
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
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.
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