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  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.
  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.
  Examining climate change impacts on tropical butterflies
  Prof J K Hill, Dr I Kitching, Dr C Beale, Dr NJB Isaac
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Climate change is resulting in many species shifting their ranges, altering. community composition at sites as some species colonise and other go.
  Resolving the limitations on plant growth and biomass
  Research Group: Centre for Plant Sciences
  Dr T.A. Bennett, Dr S Batterman
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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What limits primary productivity in plants remains a major question relevant across scales and biological systems. Agronomists and farmers have long sought the factors that support efficient accumulation of biomass in order to maximize crop production.
  Tropical matrix algebra and representations
  Dr z Izhakian, Dr R Hepworth
Applications accepted all year round

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Tropical matrices are matrices over the max-plus semiring - the real numbers equipped with the operations of maximum and summation.
  Unlocking Western Tropical Indian Ocean temperature and hydroclimate back to the Little Ice Age and the Holocene, reconstructed from coral geochemistry
  Prof J Zinke
Application Deadline: 21 November 2019

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Indian Ocean sea surface temperatures (SST) play an important role in determining the location of precipitation over the tropics and the Indian Monsoon regions.
  Impacts of land-use change on tropical biodiversity
  Dr D Edwards
Applications accepted all year round

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Tropical land-use change is a core driver of the global extinction and climate change crises. In the Edwards lab, we use field research, economic assessment and rigorous statistical analyses to determine the impacts of tropical land-use change on biodiversity, carbon stocks and other ecosystem services.
  PhD In ovo nutrition and embryonic gut development in chickens
  Dr M Navarro-Gomez
Application Deadline: 6 November 2019

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We are a research institute of The University of Queensland, one of the world’s leading research providers in tropical and sub-tropical agriculture and food production.
  Enhancing ecosystem functioning to improve sustainability of subsistence farming in Papua New Guinea
  Dr R Morris, Dr J.L. Snaddon, Dr B.J. Robroek
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Increasing agricultural production in high biodiversity tropical areas, alongside a growing population, and climate change, is an increasing challenge in many countries with tropical climates.
  Competition amongst endemic lizard species on a tropical island (Round Island, Mauritius)
  Prof W Symondson, Dr I Vaughan, Dr P Orozco Ter Wengel
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Round Island, Mauritius, hosts a community of rare endemic lizard species. Their environment was cleared of most vegetation by introduced goats and rabbits (now eliminated).
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