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  Ecology and evolution of the earliest terrestrial animals. PhD in Biosciences (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr X Ma
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr. Xiaoya Ma, Department of Biosciences, Centre for Ecology & Conservation, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Environmental and social dynamics of lead ammunition use. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr S Crowley
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Sarah Crowley, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Evolution of cooperation in Trinidadian guppies: cooperative investment and social trait. PhD in Psychology (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr S Darden
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr. Safi K. Darden, Department of Psychology, 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.
  From anther to atmosphere: building a better pollen forecast for human health. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr J Bennie
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Jon Bennie, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Glaciers and future water supplies in the Himalayas. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr SJ Palmer
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Steven Palmer, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Investigating evolution in real time using genomics. PhD in Biosciences (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr B Fraser
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Bonnie Fraser, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Investment decisions in grey squirrels: the role of future discounting and executive control. PhD in Psychology (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr L Leaver
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr. Lisa Leaver, Department of Psychology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  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.
  OUR CHANGING OCEANS: data science and the marine carbon cycle. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr U Schuster
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Ute Schuster, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Quantifying Globally Significant Carbon Sequestration in Large River Systems. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Prof R Aalto
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Rolf Aalto, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Quantifying the contribution of enhanced carbonate weathering to Earth system resilience. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Prof T Lenton
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Tim Lenton, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Quantifying the role of microbial community dynamics in triggering the production of nuisance chemicals in freshwater ecosystems. PhD in Biosciences (NERC FRESH)
  Dr C Lowe
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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The NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Freshwater Biosciences and Sustainability (GW4 FRESH CDT) provides a world-class doctoral research and training environment, for the next generation of interdisciplinary freshwater scientists equipped to tackle future global water challenges.
  Resistance Evolution in Response to Emerging Wildlife Disease. PhD in Biosciences (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr B Tschirren
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Barbara Tschirren, Department of Biosciences, Centre for Ecology and Conservation, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  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.
  The form and function of dynamic courtship displays in bowerbirds. PhD in Biosciences (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr L Kelley
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Laura Kelley, Department of Biosciences, Centre for Ecology & Conservation, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Understanding Antarctic Ice Sheet Stability. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr A Le Brocq
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Anne Le Brocq, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter,. Additional Supervisors.
  Unravelling and modelling endogenous controls of plant respiration. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Prof S Sitch
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Stephen Sitch, Department of Georgraphy, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  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.
  Will ship emitted black carbon drive warming in the Arctic and North Atlantic? PhD in Geography (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr J Browse
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Jo Browse, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Atmospheric chemistry of oxidised nitrogen compounds and their role in air pollution (CENTA2-CHEM3-BAL1)
  Dr S Ball, Prof P S Monks, Dr W J Bloss
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Air pollution is responsible for around 400,000 premature deaths per year in Europe [1] and 6.5 million globally [2]. In the UK and in Europe, the three most toxic air pollutants are NO2 (nitrogen dioxide), O3 (ozone) and PM (particulate matter).
  Envision NERC DTP

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Envision brings together a powerful group of UK researchers with 44 industry and NGO partners to provide a new generation of environmental scientists with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to take on the challenges of a changing world.
  Envision NERC DTP

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Envision brings together a powerful group of UK researchers with 44 industry and NGO partners to provide a new generation of environmental scientists with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to take on the challenges of a changing world.
  NERC GW4+ DTP CASE studentship: 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).
  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.
  NERC GW4+ DTP studentship: Understanding the fate and potential impact of nano-plastics in freshwater organisms and ecosystems
  Prof I Durance, Prof P Borri
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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There is a growing realisation that the widespread use and degradation of plastics has created a legacy of plastic pollution. Mass balance studies have suggested that a large proportion of release plastics waste may now be present as micro- nano-scale particles.
  NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership

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 . We are now accepting applications for PhD projects commencing Autumn 2020 covering the full breadth of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences.
  Envision NERC DTP

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Envision brings together a powerful group of UK researchers with 44 industry and NGO partners to provide a new generation of environmental scientists with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to take on the challenges of a changing world.
  NERC Doctoral Training Programme - Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP)

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) DTP is pleased to announce 14 NERC funded studentships starting in October 2020.
  Envision NERC DTP

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Envision brings together a powerful group of UK researchers with 44 industry and NGO partners to provide a new generation of environmental scientists with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to take on the challenges of a changing world.
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