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  Towards more sustainable use of phosphorus in UK grasslands considering soil-plant interactions
  Dr V Niasar, Prof D Johnson, Dr S Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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This ambitious project will lead to a major shift in how soil phosphorus (P), is managed in UK grasslands.
  Carbon Capture for Soil Ecosystem Service Enhancement (REIDUENV20ARIES)
  Dr B Reid, Dr A Harwood
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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BACKGROUND. Over the last century, agriculture has caused soil erosion and the loss of soil organic carbon on an enormous scale.
  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.
  Ants as ecosystem engineers: the interaction between niche construction and land management
  Dr EJH Robinson, Dr K Redeker, Dr C Hawke
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious student to develop an exciting. project that will use applied field experiments to quantify the relationship.
  Exploring the contribution of horizontal gene transfer to greenhouse gas emissions from arable agriculture
  Dr J Hall, Prof T J Daniell
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent and long-lived greenhouse gas, and arable agriculture is a major source of N2O due to incomplete denitrification of N-based fertilizers by microbes.
  The ecology of lightning strikes: How many trees in tropical forests killed by lightning? PhD in Geography (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr T Hill
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Timothy Hill, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Herbivore and mycorrhizal mediation of carbon cycling in heather moorlands
  Research Group: School of Biology
  Dr S M Sait, Prof K. Field, Prof P Chapman
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The multiple drivers of environmental change, such as climate change and pollution, have led to widespread negative impacts on ecosystem functioning and services that are critical for human well-being.
  Understanding how adaptive evolution shapes microbial community functioning in a changing environment
  Dr S O'Brien, Dr S Zytynska, Prof D Cameron
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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One of the main motivations for better understanding microbial communities is to manage ecosystem functioning. When conditions change, for example through climate change or intensive agricultural practices, microbial adaptive responses will drive ecological and evolutionary changes in the soil microbiome.
  Porous Media for a Green World
  Dr N Shokri
Applications accepted all year round

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Sustainable use of soil and water resources is crucial to preserve healthy terrestrial ecosystems and maintaining food security.
  Forest degradation and ecosystem services in tropical montane forests. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr TR Feldpausch
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Ted Feldpausch, University of Exeter, Department of Geography, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors. Prof Toby Pennington, Department of Geography, University of Exeter.
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