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  Children’s Citizen Science and the Natural Environment: Motivations, Experiences and Outcomes
  Dr S Mills, Dr P Wood
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Reference number. CENTA20-LU10. Start date. 1 October 2020. Closing date. 10 January 2020. Interview date. Week beginning 3 February 2020.
  Rewilding and Natural Flood Management
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr G Harvey, Dr A Henshaw, Dr S Clarke
Applications accepted all year round

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Over the last decade, the UK has experienced some of the most significant and extreme flood events of the last 100 years, and predicted changes in precipitation are expected to increase the frequency and costs of flooding.
  Balancing immunity in the face of variable nutritional resources and natural infection in a wild rodent
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr A Pedersen, Dr S Babayan
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Parasite infections and resource scarcity are common threats to the wellbeing of wild populations and domestic animals. Chronic helminth infections in particular compete with their hosts for nutritional resources, and are a global cause of productivity loss in livestock, estimated at £1.2 billion.
  Presence, morphology and size distribution of nanoplastics and natural fibres in the environment
  Dr P Kay
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Introduction. Plastics in the environment has been seen as one of the most important contemporary environmental issues since David Attenborough’s recent coverage of the topic on Blue Planet.
  The synthetic littermate project: How do natural experiences shape the functional organisation of the developing brain?
  Dr SP Wilson, Prof AJ Prescott
Applications accepted all year round

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How do natural experiences shape the functional organisation of the developing brain? To address this question directly, we have been developing a novel robotic technology - the synthetic littermate (or ’surrogate’).
  Investigating the impact of urban and natural environments on health and wellbeing through social media analysis
  Dr S Wilkie
Applications accepted all year round

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The places central to our daily lives play an important role in our health and wellbeing. Typically, built and natural environments are compared for their effects on these outcomes using traditional experimental methods.
  Studies on the Total Synthesis of Anthracimycin and Related Natural Products
  Dr P Clarke
Applications accepted all year round

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Anthracimycin 1 and chlorotonil A 2 exhibit extremely potent activity as antibiotic agents, while streptosetin A 3 has anti-tumour activity.
  NERC-funded PhD studentships: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Natural History Museum, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Zoological Society of London

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time.
  Sleep in the wild: reproductive benefits and health costs of natural sleep deprivation in fallow deer
  Dr I Capellini, Prof E Morgan
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Like us, animals sleep. When sleeping, animals do not perform any of the activities that enhance their chance of survival or reproduction, such as feeding, finding mates or raising offspring.
  EASTBIO: Enhancing the management of soil-dwelling crop pests by natural populations of entomopathogenic organisms
  Dr A Evans, Dr G Jackson
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Management of soil dwelling pests such as wheat bulb fly, cabbage root fly, carrot fly and wireworm, now rely on the use of insecticide seed treatments, as insecticides available as a soil drench application are now limited since the revocation of chlorpyrifos in 2016.
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