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  Getting Dirty with Soil Phosphorus (BREARLEYU20DTP)
  Dr C Brearley, Dr J Todd
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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A growing world population demands that agricultural production is managed sustainability. A major threat is our over-reliance for fertilizer on rock phosphate that is a dwindling and geo-politically vulnerable resource.
  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.
  The Impact of Management on Grassland and Cropland Soil Organic Carbon
  Dr K Byrne
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Carbon (C) sequestration associated with pastures and improved grassland management could provide a mitigation option without impacting on agricultural production.
  Bridging the gap between environment and health – exposure assessment of potentially harmful agents in soil
  Dr P Hooda
Applications accepted all year round

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Our current understanding of soil exposure in the UK population is extremely limited. The current risk assessment paradigm makes large assumptions based on very uncertain data to estimate direct exposures via soil ingestion or dust inhalation.
  Get your graduate degree at a top 100 university

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The Graduate School of Science and Technology at Aarhus University is looking for a number of bright, enthusiastic and ambitious candidates who are interested in pursuing a PhD education.
  Elucidating infection at the plant-microbe interphase on a cellular, molecular and structural level to improve crop resistance and support food security
  Dr C Voigt
Applications accepted all year round

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Achieving food security is one of the most important global challenges. Crop production and yield has been increasingly threatened by plant pathogens in a rapidly changing environment.
  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.
  CollaPsE: a Collaborative science-art Project on coastal cliff Erosion. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr G Bennett
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Georgina Bennett, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Volcanic ash, soil development and resilience in a changing climate: a case study from Montserrat (BARCLAYUENV20ARIES)
  Prof J Barclay, Dr B Reid, Dr T Armijos, Dr M Cave
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a volcanic island in possession of some ash must become extremely fertile.
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