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  PhD in Chemical Ecology
  Dr S Campbell
Applications accepted all year round

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In response to the near-universal threat of being consumed by insect herbivores, plants have evolved a sophisticated arsenal of chemical defences.
  PhD in Plants and Microbes: crop production and protection, the interaction between plants and other plants, pests and pathogens, and soils, and the interactions of ecosystems with global change
  Dr C Voigt
Applications accepted all year round

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Plants underpin life on Earth. In Sheffield, world leading plant research is undertaken across all scales from the molecular level through to the leaf and root, whole plant and ecosystem.
  PhD in plant soil interactions
  Prof T J Daniell
Applications accepted all year round

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Modern agriculture relies on high inputs of reactive nitrogen fertiliser produced by the Haber-Bosch process.
  Rebuilding soil quality and crop performance in arable farming by herbal leys
  Prof J Leake
Applications accepted all year round

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Intensively cultivated arable soils that have been used to grow annual crops for decades often suffer from low organic matter content and weak structure.
  Urban horticulture: assessing the ecosystem service costs and benefits of expansion into UK cities
  Dr J Edmondson, Dr H Croft, Dr S Campbell, Prof V Stovin
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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Over half the global population live in urban areas, and in the UK that figure exceeds 80%. Ecosystem service provision (e.g., food production) by urban green infrastructure and biodiversity is therefore increasingly important for quality of life and environmental sustainability.
  Determining the agronomic and environmental impacts of organic products from agricultural and urban waste streams
  Prof D Chadwick, Prof D Jones
Application Deadline: 6 April 2020

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  KESS 2 East Scholarship: Determining the potential for precision grazing to improve the resilience of livestock production systems.
  Dr P Williams, Dr J Gibbons
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Applications are invited for a three-year research PhD studentship in improving the economic and environmental performance of pasture-based livestock production systems through better utilisation of grass.
  KESS 2 East Scholarship: Strategies for meeting targets for ammonia emissions and nitrate leaching reduction for Welsh beef and sheep farms
  Prof D Chadwick, Dr P Williams
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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Applications are invited for a three-year research PhD studentship that focuses on strategies for reducing ammonia emissions and nitrate leaching for Welsh beef and sheep farms.
  Learning from plant cell walls as a path for innovations in food and material sciences
  Dr Y Benitez-Alfonso, Dr C Bosch
Applications accepted all year round

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The research will dissect the structural factors controlling cell walls and cell communication for two main purposes. to improve the health value of food crops and to design strategies for the valorisation of wasted plant materials.
  Molecular, biochemical and developmental analysis of root traits for low P adaptation in foxtail millet.
  Prof A Baker, Dr S Kepinski
Applications accepted all year round

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Phosphorus is an essential macronutrient for plant growth and cannot be replaced by any other element. It is the second most limiting nutrient after N.
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