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  Enhancing Fairtrade farmers’ resilience to environmental change
  Dr A Tallontire, Prof L Stringer
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Agricultural production across the globe is being affected by multiple environmental challenges, the most important of which include climate change, biodiversity loss and land degradation (Reed and Stringer, 2016).
  Climate change effects on ocean biogeochemistry
  Dr S Henson, Dr A Hickman
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Human-induced climate change is expected to affect ocean biogeochemistry through increasing temperature, ocean acidification and deoxygenation.
  SCENARIO - Predicting the ecological and societal impacts of species on the move with climate change in the UK
  Dr N Pettorelli, Dr J Neumann, Prof K Norris, Dr L Shaffrey
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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There is a growing recognition that the redistribution of species driven by a changing climate is creating profound challenges for societies and regional economies around the globe.
  How will climate change affect organic matter exported from peat?
  Dr C Moody, Prof P Chapman
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Peatlands cover only 2.8% of the Earth but store 50% of the global soil carbon pool which exceeds the carbon stored in all other vegetation types, including the worlds’ forest.
  Adapting to climate change: transgenerational acclimation as a mechanism of rapid evolution
  Dr M Truebano Garcia, Dr P Cotton
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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In the context of climate change, it is imperative to determine to what extent species have the capacity to persist in a warmer environment.
  Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the NHS England: The Impact of Policies on Strategies and Processes
  Dr P Mothan-Hill
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this PhD/DBA project is to map and evaluate the different policies, strategies and processes of the NHS England with regards to climate change adaptation and mitigation and to measure and suggest improvements on how the health sector contributes to two of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
  Impacts of Climate Change on Ecosystems
  Dr G Phoenix
Applications accepted all year round

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Climate change is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.
  Modelling the effects of climate change on European yields of oilseed rape (PENFIELDUJIC20ARIES)
  Dr S Penfield
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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Climate change is now widely understood to be impacting food supplies. Ensuring future food security will require understanding how climate change will affect crop yields in different agricultural systems and the design of appropriate measures for adaptation.
  Modelling the effects of climate change on European yields of oilseed rape (PENFIELDUJIC20ARIES)
  Dr S Penfield, Prof R Warren, Dr J Price
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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Climate change is now widely understood to be impacting food supplies. Ensuring future food security will require understanding how climate change will affect crop yields in different agricultural systems and the design of appropriate measures for adaptation.
  Understanding and predicting the effects of climate change on European yields of oilseed rape (PENFIELDJ20DTP)
  Dr S Penfield
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Climate change is now widely understood to be impacting food supplies. Ensuring future food security will require understanding how climate change will affect crop yields in different agricultural systems and the design of appropriate measures for adaptation.
  A new approach to modelling the impacts of climate change on avian biodiversity (WARRENUENV20ARIES)
  Prof R Warren, Dr J Price, Dr J Pearce-Higgins
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND. Climate change is affecting biodiversity. Species distributions are changing and spring is advancing. In the future, risks are projected to be much greater.
  Understanding how climate change affects the tropical rain belt over Africa and its variability
  Dr J Marsham, Dr A Maycock
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The tropics cover 40% of Earth’s area, include 36% of its land, and are home to 40% of its people. Africa is the continent with the largest tropical land mass, and its rapidly growing population includes many of the people who are most vulnerable to climate change.
  Climate change impacts on subsistence agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa – an exploration using data assimilation with the JULES land surface model (CENTA2-SGGE21-KADU)
  Dr J Kaduk, Dr D Ghent
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Climate change is expected to impact African water and food security, sustainable development, and economic sustainability (ISS, 2010).
  Valuing ecosystem services provided by UK bats under climate change. PhD in Biosciences (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr O Razgour
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Orly Razgour, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Examining climate change impacts on tropical butterflies
  Prof J K Hill, Dr I Kitching, Dr C Beale
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.
  A history of the future: Integrated Assessment Models and the evolution of climate change science and policy (MAHONY_UENV20AS)
  Dr M Mahony, Dr N Vaughn
Application Deadline: 2 March 2020

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This competition is open to UK and EU nationals only, subject to certain conditions. Apply to the University of East Anglia for a place to study by Monday 20 January 2020.
  Genomics of Adaption to Climate Change in Rice
  Dr M Chapman, Dr M Carine, Dr L Williams
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Feeding a growing population sustainably in the face of climate change requires us to resolve the genetic basis of crop tolerance to stress (especially temperature, precipitation and edaphic factors).
  ArcticBuzz: bumblebee community responses to climate change in Lapland
  Dr R Gill
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Insect pollinator declines are of global concern and understanding the factors driving this trend is a research priority. Yet to date, we still have limited knowledge of how climate change can affect insect pollinator populations.
  Marine Risk Assessment of High Technology Metals in the Context of Climate Change (MARTECH)
  Prof T Hutchinson, Dr M Truebano Garcia
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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Around the world, investment is growing in the electrical economy for communication, transport and renewable energy systems. From smart phones to electric cars, a new generation of High Technology Metals (e.g.
  The stability, diversity and complexity of food web networks under climate change
  Dr A Beckerman, Dr T Webb, Dr J Blanchard
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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The structure and complexity of food web networks underpin our understanding of biodiversity and the stability, persistence and functioning of ecological communities.
  SCENARIO - Using high-resolution climate models to predict increases in atmospheric turbulence
  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
  Prof P Williams, Dr R Schiemann
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Atmospheric turbulence is the leading cause of in-flight injuries to air travellers and flight attendants. Tens of thousands of aircraft encounter severe turbulence annually, injuring hundreds of people and causing structural damage to planes.
  How will climate change affect extreme rainfall in mid-latitudes? PhD in Mathematics (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr P Watson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Peter Watson, Department of Mathematics, Climate Dynamics Group, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter.
  SCENARIO - Causal discovery algorithms for the study of climate change impacts on the global water cycle
  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
  Dr M.I. Hegglin, Dr V Ojha
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The water cycle plays a critical role in shaping the global environment and supporting life on Earth. Climate change is predicted to lead to changes in the water cycle, affect available water resources, and as a consequence endanger the livelihoods of societies especially in the developing world.
  Our Place Our Future: Developing and testing an integrated climate risk framework for heritage sites in Scotland.
  Dr K Crowley
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Climate change is not only threatening our future but destroying our past. Working with Historic Environment Scotland (HES) this project will examine the impacts to heritage sites in Scotland under future extreme climate risk scenarios.
  A New Framework for Measuring Uncertainty in Satellite Observations of Climate Change
  Dr M McMillan, Dr D Morton
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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This project offers the exciting opportunity to develop fundamental new insight into the certainty of satellite estimates of climate change, with a focus on Earth’s polar ice sheets.
  A New Framework for Measuring Uncertainty in Satellite Observations of Climate Change
  Dr M McMillan
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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About the Role. PhD Vacancy. This project offers the exciting opportunity to develop fundamental new insight into the certainty of satellite estimates of climate change, with a focus on Earth’s polar ice sheets.
  Careers and climate change
  Dr Katharina Chudzikowski, Dr Stefanie Gustafsson
Application Deadline: 20 January 2020

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for the following PhD project based in the School of Management under the supervision of Dr Katharina Chudzikowski (https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/katharina-chudzikowski) and Dr Stefanie Gustafsson (https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/stefanie-gustafsson).
  NERC GW4+ DTP Projects 2020: (Changing Planet) Oceans losing breath: is anthropogenic climate change to blame for recent oceandeoxygenation?
  Dr O Andrews
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Oxygen is essential to biological and chemical processes in the ocean. Over the last 50 years low-oxygen zones which are hostile to marine life have expanded by an area about the size of the European Union [1].
  How will air pollution and climate change combine to impact future global food supply?
  Dr L Emberson, Dr F Hayes
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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The record high temperatures and extended droughts experienced across much of the northern hemisphere during the summer of 2018 serve as a stark reminder of the severe impacts climate change will cause arable agriculture.
  GW4 FRESH CDT studentship: Cryptosporidium movement in water- impact of eutrophication and climate change on the zoonotic disease agent
  Prof J Cable
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Cryptosporidium is a human pathogen unknown until the mid-1970s; in 1993 0.4 million people were infected in Milwaukee following a water treatment failure, and since then, large outbreaks throughout the developed world (most recently Sweden, 2010) have kept the parasite in the public eye.
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