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  Integrated Tropical Peatlands Research Program
  Dr M Lupascu, Prof D Taylor
Applications accepted all year round

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Two fully-funded PhD positions are available at the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore within the Integrated Tropical Peatlands Research Programme (INTPREP), a new initiative that brings together tropical peatland research expertise in Singapore and internationally.
  Filling the emissions gap: Investigating the dynamic contribution of soil volatile organic compounds to temperate and tropical forest atmospheres
  Dr K Ashworth, Dr J Whitaker
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) disrupt the chemical equilibrium of the atmosphere causing increased formation of air pollutants and greenhouse gases.
  Fate, transformation and effect of microplastics on microbial communities in the environment
  Dr C Whitby, Dr P Laissue, Dr A G Mayes, Prof R Thompson
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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Scientific background. Microplastics enter ecosystems, where they affect microorganisms and their processes. Microbial-driven ammonia-oxidation is fundamental to the environmental cycling of nitrogen (N) and ammonia-oxidisers are highly sensitive to environmental perturbations.
  The Impact of Management on Grassland and Cropland Soil Organic Carbon
  Dr K Byrne
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Carbon (C) sequestration associated with pastures and improved grassland management could provide a mitigation option without impacting on agricultural production.
  Exploring the contribution of horizontal gene transfer to greenhouse gas emissions from arable agriculture
  Dr J Hall, Prof T J Daniell
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent and long-lived greenhouse gas, and arable agriculture is a major source of N2O due to incomplete denitrification of N-based fertilizers by microbes.
  Status of Malawi’s Water and Land Resources: to aid policy and donor decisions (SMaWaL)
  Dr K MacLeod, Dr M Troldborg, Prof R Kalin
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Summary. This research aims to improve National Government and donor decision making about water and land management in Malawi. Malawi’s economy is dependent on its water and land resources, with agriculture directly accounting about 30% to GDP (MEM 2019, 7).
  The Potential Impact of Zero Budget Natural Farming in India on Food Availability, Poverty Alleviation and Soil Degradation
  Dr J Yeluripati, Dr M Rivington, Prof J Smith
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Background - Under business-as-usual, by 2050, 60% of India’s population is likely to experience severe deficiencies in calories, digestible protein and fat [1].
  Water for the Future: Investigating the Effects of Future Land Use and Climate Change on Water Quality in Scotland
  Dr M Glendell, Dr S Halliday, Dr A Gimona
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Water pollution remains the main reason for the failure of many Scottish waterbodies to reach Good Ecological Status under the Water Framework Directive.
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