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Agricultural Chemistry (NERC) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Development of robust inhalation simulation procedures for measuring exposure to potentially harmful elements from soil particulates
  Dr J Wraggs, Dr K T Semple
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Human exposure to soil-dust can be climate driven in that airborne particulates can be transported (and deposited great distances from the point of origin) through the atmosphere by weather and climatic patterns.
  Calling in the wilderness: the use of Passive Acoustic Monitoring in biodiversity surveys (NEWSONUBTO20ARIES)
  Dr S Newson, Dr B Milner
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND. By 2020, the BTO will be in its second year of an exciting 5-year landscape restoration program in Belarus and Ukraine – ‘Wilderness without borders.
  The mysterious microbial ecosystem beneath our feet: Unravelling the groundwater microbiology archive
  Mr J Sorensen
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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This FRESH CDT project aims to provide the first overview of the UK’s groundwater microbial ecosystem. Groundwater constitutes 99% of all accessible freshwater on the planet and is a vital resource for public water supply in the UK.
  Microplastics in the environment: an emerging threat to agro-ecosystems?
  Dr Laura Carter, Dr P Kay
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Microplastics (plastics. Soils are essential components of terrestrial ecosystems. Microplastic contamination has been shown to disturb vital relationships between soil and water, as well as having consequences for soil structure and microbial function (de Souza Machado et al., 2018).
  SCENARIO - Coatings for Agriculture: Food Security without a Microplastics Problem
  Dr P Roth, Dr M Al Sid Cheikh, Prof J Keddie
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Coatings applied directly onto seeds and leaves make pesticides and other active ingredients more effective, increase crop yields, and contribute to global food security.
  Ochres, aggregates and carbon sequestration – can geoengineering save the planet?
  Prof M Hodson, Dr P Schofield
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Carbon dioxide is building up in the atmosphere and heating up our planet. The sustainable solution to minimise societal and environmental damage that global warming is causing is to transition to carbon neutral lifestyles.
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