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  E4 DTP - Valuing Ecosystem Services produced by the Colombian Páramos
  Prof D Moran
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. This project will focus on the economic and social valuation of key ecosystem services in a globally iconic Paramo ecosystems in Colombia.
  PhD Studentship: Sustainable Production of Biodegradable Microcapsules
  Dr M Dragosavac
Application Deadline: 13 December 2019

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PhD Type

Application details. Reference number. MD001. Start date of studentship. January 2020. Closing date of advert. 13/12/2019. Interview date.
  Emerging application of gas plasma technologies
  Dr F Iza
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Gas plasmas generate reactive environments at low temperature that can trigger chemical and bio-chemical processes that are hard to initiate by other means.
  Plant responses to stress, metabolites for health and fuel from cell walls.
  Prof A Devoto
Applications accepted all year round

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Projects are available in the following areas. Stress responses in crops and sustainable biomass production and processing. The project aims at elucidating several aspects of the control of plant defences and to identify environmentally friendly forms of plant protectants, leading to enhanced crop yields.
  EASTBIO: Improving the efficiency of beef production through the use of precision farming technologies and machine learning techniques
  Dr C Duthie, Dr N Lambe
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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PhD Type

This PhD project is part of a larger collaborative multi-disciplinary project comprising of experts in the following areas.
  EASTBIO: Wheat phenotyping using hyper-spectral imaging and machine learning
  Dr S Hoad, Dr M Coffey
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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PhD Type

The aim of this EASTBIO studentship is to advance phenotyping in wheat using hyper-spectral sensing data and machine learning. SRUC is at the leading edge in applying spectral sensing in agriculture e.g.
  Soil Compaction – Evaluating effects of remediation strategies on soil, nutrients, plants and water
  Prof O Schmidt, Dr D Wall, Dr S Tracy, Dr O Fenton
Application Deadline: 20 December 2019

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PhD Type

BACKGROUND. Soil compaction is one of the biggest threats for agricultural soils in Ireland due to intensification of animal production systems and larger and heavier machinery operations.
  Assessing the impact of peatland restoration on freshwater ecosystems
  Dr C Bryce, Prof P Johnes, Prof R Pancost
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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PhD Type

Decades of degradation have turned the UK’s peatlands from sinks to sources of organic carbon, with adverse consequences for adjacent freshwater ecosystems.
  E4 DTP - Modelling the agriculture-deforestation interface in the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado biomes
  Dr R De Oliveira Silva, Prof D Moran
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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PhD Type

Summary. Mathematical modelling will be used to understand the dynamics of land use change and agricultural intensification and deforestation related to beef cattle and soybean production in Brazil.
  Modelling the agriculture-deforestation interface in the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado biomes
  Dr P Alexander
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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PhD Type

Summary. Mathematical modelling will be used to understand the dynamics of land use change and agricultural intensification and deforestation related to beef cattle and soybean production in Brazil.
  How do smallholder farmers’ climate change adaptations impact upon local food safety and nutrition in Africa?
  Prof L Stringer, Prof Y Gong
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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PhD Type

There are approximately 33 million smallholder farms in sub-Saharan Africa, representing 80% of the region’s farms. Climate change has increasingly been highlighted as a major threat to smallholder production and food security, both globally and at the local scale.
  A global assessment of aquaculture products from a food systems and value chain perspective towards the development of a personal environmental/health impact tool.
  Prof DC Little, Dr R Newton
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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PhD Type

First Supervisor. Professor David Little, University of Stirling. Second Supervisor. Dr Jon Hillier, University of Edinburgh. Third Supervisor.
  Image classification based disease and pest detection in agriculture
  Dr S Chakraborty
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Developing image clarification models using tools such as Google Tensorflow. The models need to be capable of identifying different diseases and insect infestations in specific crops such as cotton.
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