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  Our Mission: to Educate, Nurture and Discover for the benefit of Human Health

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Our ultimate purpose is to work in service of patients. RCSI was founded by Royal Charter on 11th February 1784, to set and support professional standards for surgical training and practice in Ireland.
  Do differences in soil quality impact human nutrition?
  Dr F Crotty
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Some studies have found that fruit and vegetable mineral content has declined over the last 50 years (both in the UK and globally), leading to less nutritious food.
  Porous Media for a Green World
  Dr N Shokri
Applications accepted all year round

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Sustainable use of soil and water resources is crucial to preserve healthy terrestrial ecosystems and maintaining food security.
  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.
  Sustaining partnership approaches – evaluating effectiveness, health and longevity of agri-environmental collaboratives
  Dr K Prager, Dr T Potts
Applications accepted all year round

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A multitude of partnerships have developed between actors from the farming, environment, conservation, community, business and government sectors.
  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: 31 January 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.
  An economic assessment of autonomous equipment for field crops
  Prof J Lowerberg-DeBoer
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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Background. Population growth and economic development are driving the demand for more and better quality food. Simultaneously, there is pressure to limit the environmental footprint of agriculture, manage existing land more intensely, use fewer inputs and apply those inputs only when and where they are most needed.
  Big data based Early Warning Systems for biosecurity and food safety: challenges and economic value. (IAF2005)
  Dr D Souza-Monterio, Dr G Jones
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Horsemeat in beef burgers, plastics in milk powder, petrochemicals in vanilla and floor polish dyes in spices – these are just some example frauds in the food supply chain that have caused international scandals and cost millions of pounds worth of reputational damage.
  Growing systems for sustainable soils and societies: Investigating the impact of tillage type andproduction inputs on crop performance, soil health, below-ground biodiversity and carbon buildingcapacity. (IAF2006)
  Dr J Cooper, Dr D George
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Current social, environmental and political drivers will shape the future of global agriculture and place increased emphasis on our cropping systems to deliver healthy, biodiverse soils that can simultaneously store carbon and feed a growing human population.
  The environmental impacts of Agri-Environmental Schemes
  Dr G Ziv, Prof P Chapman
Applications accepted all year round

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Nearly 50% of European Union (EU) land is used for agriculture. These landscapes have been shaped by centuries of large-scale human impacts through traditional land-use systems (i.e.
  Forensic acarology: the importance of mites in forensic investigations
  Dr M A Perotti
Applications accepted all year round

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Forensic acarology. the utility/contribution of mites in criminal investigations, in illegal trade, in cases of human and animal neglect, etc.
  SCENARIO - Soil microbial carbon metabolism for climate positive soils
  Dr E J Shaw, Dr M Redmile-Gordon, Dr R Griffiths
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Soils are essential to human well-being because they perform multiple functions that underpin the provision of ecosystem services that sustain life and regulate climate.
  SCENARIO - Understanding risks and optimising anaerobic digestion to minimise pathogen and antimicrobial resistance genes entering the environment.
  Dr D Saroj
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Anaerobic digestion (AD) utilises organic materials to produce energy via biogas while also producing nutrient-rich digestate ideal for application to land as a fertiliser.
  Understanding and exploiting stoichiogenomics to harness reactive nitrogen in sustainable food production systems
  Dr M Doherty, Dr Katherine Duncan
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production sector in the world, however global aquaculture needs to double in size over the next decade to keep pace with the ever-rising demand for quality protein.
  Improving arsenic tolerance in rice
  Prof F J M Maathuis, Dr H V Isaacs
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Arsenic (As) is an extremely toxic metalloid, which occurs ubiquitously in nature but is particularly prevalent in South-East Asia.
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