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  Competitive PhD scholarship opportunities at the School of Anthropology and Conservation (SAC)

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The. School. has an international reputation for the. research. of its academic staff, many of whom are leaders in their respective fields.
  The influence of agency and engagement with animals on conservation and welfare education in zoos
  Dr K Jensen, Dr S Shulltz
Applications accepted all year round

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A defining role of zoos and museums is to educate visitors about animal welfare and conservation. One important aspect for the educational value of zoos and museums is the emotional connections visitors form.
  A spatially explicit evaluation of mountain hare-related conservation conflicts in the Cairngorms
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr H Wheeler
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  Developing a conservation strategy for rare Senecio cambrensis (Welsh ragwort), the only truly endemic plant of Wales
  Prof S Hiscock, Dr S Harris
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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https://www.plants.ox.ac.uk/people/simon-hiscock. The Welsh ragwort Senecio cambrensis is the only truly endemic plant of Wales.
  Social impacts of decision-making processes under wildlife conservation conflicts in Scotland
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr H Wheeler, Dr N Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG), Global Sustainability Institute (GSI). https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  QUADRAT DTP CASE: How effective are Protected Areas in conserving biodiversity?
  Dr L Ross, Dr D Pincheira-Donoso
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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Protected Areas (PAs) are of critical importance to biodiversity conservation at a time of unprecedented rates of biodiversity loss due to multiple and interacting anthropogenic drivers of change.
  Marine ecology and spatial planning for changing coral reef ecosystems
  Research Group: School of Biology
  Dr M Beger
Applications accepted all year round

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This is an open call for international or self-funded students who wish to develop their skill base in marine conservation science.
  ESRC CASE PhD studentship: The contribution of equitable governance of protected areas to achieving effective biodiversity conservation
  Dr K Schreckenberg, Mr P Franks
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Background. Protected areas (PAs) are a key tool for combating extreme rates of biodiversity loss.
  ONE Planet DTP - Using eDNA and stable isotopes in lake sediment cores to inform wetland conservation by examining causes of decline of rare water bird species. (OP20279)
  Mr M Van Hardenbroek
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The UK was once home to a number of now locally extinct water bird species such as the white stork (Ciconia ciconia), Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispu) and night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax).
  Biodiversity conservation ex situ or in situ with a focus on genetic diversity.
  Dr N Maxted
Applications accepted all year round

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Field studies, ecogeography, geographic information systems and estimation of patterns of genetic diversity, IUCN taxonomic and genetic threat assessment will help elucidate conservation strategies and taxonomic clarity of critically endanged plant species.
  PhD in conservation biology
  Prof R Freckleton
Applications accepted all year round

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Our group works on the assessment of species conservation status using data driven approaches. Using databases on species traits, ecology or trends, we using state-of-the-art modelling approaches to make predictions of future conservation status.
  Governing effective marine protected areas: Backing the blue belt through governance structures
  Dr G Reinhardt, Dr T Cameron, Dr C Sweeting
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 Essex for a place to study by Monday 20 January 2020.
  Internet of Things Infrastructure for Sustainable Wildlife Conservation (Self-Funded Students Only)
  Research Group: Complex Systems
  Prof O F Rana, Dr C Perera
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will investigate the design and development of an end-to-end, distributed, Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure to support sustainable wildlife conservation.
  Conservation Genomics and Epigenomics of Fragmented and Declining Populations
  Prof L Beheregaray
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for a bright candidate for one PhD position associated with the project. “The evolutionary potential of fragmented and declining populations”.
  Low-Carbon Repair Materials for the Conservation of Post-War Listed Buildings
  Prof A Klemm, Dr D McCormick, Dr P Baker
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-005. Our cultural heritage is being destroyed faster today than at any time in the past. An understanding of the basic processes causing deterioration of artefacts is urgently needed.
  Understanding resistance and tolerance to chytrid fungal disease in amphibians to improve conservation
  Dr L Grogan
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project will involve working with captive animals (Australian barred frogs and tadpoles, including the endangered Fleay’s barred frog) to understand host responses to infection and mechanisms of resistance and tolerance to the devastating fungal disease, frog chytridiomycosis.
  The Historical Composition of Transparent Paper: Constitution, Conservation and Deterioration
  Research Group: Institute for Sustainable Building Design
  Dr C Kennedy
Application Deadline: 2 February 2020

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This is a joint project of the Edinburgh Strategic Alliance. Methods of making paper transparent date back to the middle ages, methods supplemented and extended across the centuries.
  PhD opportunities in Anthropology at Brunel University London

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Qualification type. MPhil / PhD. Location. Uxbridge, London. Mode of study. Full-time and Part-time. Research students. are welcomed to Brunel as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community.
  QUADRAT DTP: Global profiles of species declines and success in the era of climate change
  Dr D Pincheira-Donoso, Dr L Lancaster, Dr P Caplat, Dr D Hodgson
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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The alarming extinctions of species worldwide pose unprecedented challenges for wildlife and human wellbeing [1].
  Investigating how changing interactions between humans and elephants affect forest socio-ecological systems in drylands: A case study of Mukogodo Forest, Kenya
  Dr B Bersaglio, Dr F Nunan
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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A recent report by the Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services claims that global biodiversity is declining at an unprecedented rate.
  Research opportunities in the Department of Archaeology

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The Department of Archaeology at York is a vibrant research community and a centre of excellent research-led teaching.
  QUADRAT DTP: Conservation implications of variation in reproductive traits among fragmented populations of tropical forest trees
  Prof D Burslem, Dr P Caplat
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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The persistence of plant populations in fragmented landscapes is dependent on adequate gene flow via seed and pollen dispersal.
  Evolution Education Trust PhD project - Evolution and biodiversity conservation in Africa: teaching, training and outreach
  Prof T Szekely
Application Deadline: 5 February 2020

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for this PhD opportunity based at the Milner Centre for Evolution, a unique, cross-faculty research centre bridging biology, health and education.
  Studying chloroplast biogenesis in the basal land plant Marchantia polymorpha: Using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing and forward genetics to assess functional conservation and seek novel components
  Prof P Jarvis
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Link to group webpage. http://users.ox.ac.uk/~dops0547/. Chloroplasts are responsible for photosynthesis, and are the organelles that define plants [1].
  The Material Significance of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from the Yunnan Region/South West China (Advert reference FAC19/ADSS/ARTS/BROWN)
  Ms J Brown
Application Deadline: 2 February 2020

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Northumbria University Gallery holds the Woon Collection of Asian Art, which includes a significant number of rare ancient Chinese bronzes including a Standing Acouye Guanyin and a Seated Acuoye both from the late Nanzhao (AD 653-902) Kingdom and an Amitabha Buddha and a Vairocan Buddha both seated in Dhyanasana pose both from the Dali Kingdom (AD 937-1253).
  Understanding extinction risk in the Anthropocene
  Dr M Gonzalez-Suarez
Applications accepted all year round

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We live in a humanized world in which even the most remote areas have been affected by the actions of our species. Human impacts have caused a widespread loss of biodiversity, to the point that we have likely entered the sixth mass extinction event on Earth, the first primarily caused by humans.
  QUADRAT DTP: Speciation Dynamics in Wallacea: Implications for Conservation on Sulawesi
  Dr G Bocedi, Dr I Capellini
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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Wallacea has a unique fauna and flora characterised by incredibly high levels of biodiversity and endemism, and which is threatened by changing land use, exploitation and climate change.
  Novel Approaches to Engaging Land Managers in Monitoring the Impact of Agri-Environment-Climate Schemes
  Dr K Prager, Prof S Redpath
Applications accepted all year round

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Agri-environment-climate schemes (AECS) are a voluntary policy mechanism to incentivise and compensate farmers for undertaking environmental measures as part of their land management.
  Contested fire management: Understanding trade-offs between traditional and government approaches to fire management
  Dr K Schreckenberg
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Fire is a critical component of many agricultural and livestock-based land use systems in the Global South where its management benefits from generations of local experience in how, when and where to set fires for maximum local benefit.
  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.
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