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  Assessing the ecological value and threats to marine protected areas in the Isles of Scilly. PhD in Biosciences (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr K Metcalfe
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Kristian Metcalfe, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  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.
  Understanding variation in marine protected areas: a spatio-temporal study of species richness and oceanographic patterns across the Galápagos Islands
  Dr M Rius, Dr A Forryan, Dr J Robidart
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Human impacts across the world’s oceans are causing profound changes in ecosystem structure and species distributions.
  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.
  The Macroecology of Changing Marine Ecosystems
  Dr T Webb
Applications accepted all year round

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The marine environment covers most of our planet, and is vital for food provision, climate regulation, and biodiversity.
  NERC GW4+ DTP CASE studentship: Diet and Foraging Ecology of Atlantic Storm Petrels: Geographical, temporal, taxonomic and human-mediated variation
  Dr R Thomas, Prof W Symondson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Seabirds are highly sensitive to changes within marine ecosystems. However, most research to date has primarily focused on larger species, typically apex predators.
  Are we stealing food from the birds? Developing the evidence base to develop targets for ecologically sustainable fisheries
  Dr T Webb, Dr F Daunt, Dr C Lynam
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Seabirds play a crucial role in marine food webs, but globally they have declined in recent decades with 28% of species now threatened with extinction.
  Fine-scale acoustic and movement behaviour of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Cardigan Bay, Wales
  Dr S King, Prof M Genner
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The bottlenose dolphin is a qualifying feature of three Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) in the UK, two of which are in Cardigan Bay, Wales.
  Assessing the impact of small-scale fisheries on sea turtle populations in the Eastern Mediterranean– PhD Biosciences
  Dr A Broderick, Prof B Godley
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with the Society for the Protection of Turtles, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  Getting the most out of deep-sea images for ecological assessment
  Dr B Thornton, Dr J Durden, Dr B Bett
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Monitoring benthic communities is a fundamental, and in many jurisdictions legal, requirement for the conservation of habitats (e.g.
  Using genomic data of sponges to reveal patterns of genetic diversity and connectivity in the Mediterranean Sea
  Dr A Riesgo, Dr M Rius
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Understanding the genetic diversity and connectivity patterns of marine invertebrates and how they adapt to their local environments is vital to design conservation strategies.
  Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship

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 Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship. What am I applying for?. • An expert academic team has developed an inter-disciplinary Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences research project, and are looking for a student to work with them on this project.
  Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship

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 Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship. What am I applying for?. • An expert academic team has developed an inter-disciplinary Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences research project, and are looking for a student to work with them on this project.
  Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship

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 Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship. What am I applying for?. • An expert academic team has developed an inter-disciplinary Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences research project, and are looking for a student to work with them on this project.
  Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship

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 Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship. What am I applying for?. • An expert academic team has developed an inter-disciplinary Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences research project, and are looking for a student to work with them on this project.
  Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship

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 Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship. What am I applying for?. • An expert academic team has developed an inter-disciplinary Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences research project, and are looking for a student to work with them on this project.
  Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship

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 Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship. What am I applying for?. • An expert academic team has developed an inter-disciplinary Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences research project, and are looking for a student to work with them on this project.
  Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship

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 Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship. What am I applying for?. • An expert academic team has developed an inter-disciplinary Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences research project, and are looking for a student to work with them on this project.
  Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship

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 Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship. What am I applying for?. • An expert academic team has developed an inter-disciplinary Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences research project, and are looking for a student to work with them on this project.
  Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship

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 Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship. What am I applying for?. • An expert academic team has developed an inter-disciplinary Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences research project, and are looking for a student to work with them on this project.
  Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship

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 Joint Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences PhD studentship. What am I applying for?. • An expert academic team has developed an inter-disciplinary Social Sciences and Environmental Sciences research project, and are looking for a student to work with them on this project.
  Biologging marine predators in the UK and overseas. PhD in Biosciences (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr M Witt
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Matthew Witt, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Unlocking the enigma of Scottish harbour porpoise fine-scale habitat use
  Prof B Wilson, Dr K Brookes
Application Deadline: 13 December 2019

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Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) are the most abundant and widespread cetacean in Scottish waters but are vulnerable to anthropogenic pressures such as noise from aquaculture and wind farm construction, bycatch in fisheries, and climate change.
  Antarctic benthic Mollusca: biodiversity, community and functional group structure in habitats influenced by varying ice-cover and the Weddell Gyre
  Dr K Linse, Dr P Fenberg, Dr H Griffiths
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. The Southern Ocean (SO) and its Antarctic component are globally important in understanding how ecosystems and biodiversity respond to climate change.
  Keeping above the waves? The response of coastal freshwater peatlands to sea-level rise. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr T Roland
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Tom Roland, Department of Geography, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisor. Dr Matt Palmer, Met Office Hadley Centre.
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