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Agronomy & Soil Science (sustainable agriculture) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 11 Agronomy & Soil Science (sustainable agriculture) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Earthworms and sustainable agriculture
  Dr P J Watt
Applications accepted all year round

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Worldwide, soils are in a poor state, through erosion, compaction and the loss of organic carbon, and so it is essential that we manage them in order to maintain the productivity of agricultural land.
  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).
  Plant-microbial interactions: legume-rhizobial cover crops under drought and climate change
  Prof D Cameron, Dr E Harrison, Prof J Gray, Dr C Chater
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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To develop sustainable agriculture under climate change we need to tackle CO2 emissions and drought stress. Legume-rhizobial cover crops (leys) enhance carbon and nitrogen in soils, reducing vulnerability to drought and water pollution.
  Facilitating the circular economy in India’s food security: the social, economic and agronomic barriers and opportunities of wastewater
  Dr K V Heal, Dr A Gathorne-Hardy, Dr H Gorringe
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Project summary. This interdisciplinary project combines environmental and social science to quantify the potential benefits of wastewater for Indian agriculture, as well as understanding the social barriers to wastewater use, and identifying opportunities to overcome these.
  Projecting land-use change, its environmental impact, and pathways to reducing its impact
  Dr D Williams, Prof L Stringer
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Summary. Habitat loss and degradation, driven by agriculture, affects more species than any other threat (Tilman et al. 2017). As human populations and per capita consumption increase, this pressure is likely to increase massively, as vast new areas of natural habitats are converted to farmland.
  Data Analytics For Pore Water Pressure - New Tools For Sustainable Groundwater and Engineering Projects
  Prof W Timms
Applications accepted all year round

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This new PhD scholarship will develop advanced pore pressure analysis for groundwater systems with engineering applications in civil construction, mining operations and water supply systems.
  Salt intrusion and salinization management in coastal areas for a sustainable food production and ecosystem health
  Dr N Leonardi, Dr N Shokri
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The aim of this project is to aid sustainable food production and the maintenance of healthy ecosystems by unravelling the relationship between salinity-induced land degradation and sea level rise/storms and by developing synthetic indicators translating flood and coastal erosion hazard maps into land degradation indices to serve as reference for land-use management practices.
  Nitrogen controls on ecosystem functioning in neotropical dry forests
  Prof M Rufino, Dr J Whitaker
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Global agriculture is rapidly expanding in response to the growing demand for food, with ‘agricultural frontiers’, such as dry and fertile lands of the Gran Chaco in South America contributing to this need.
  Understanding the behaviour, fate and environmental risk of microplastics in the plant-soil system
  Dr L Cardenas, Prof D Jones
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Nature of the problem. Contamination of the terrestrial, freshwater and marine biosphere by microplastics is now widely recognised as one of the world’s greatest pollution threats.
  Enhancing ecosystem functioning to improve sustainability of subsistence farming in Papua New Guinea
  Dr R Morris, Dr J.L. Snaddon, Dr B.J. Robroek
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Increasing agricultural production in high biodiversity tropical areas, alongside a growing population, and climate change, is an increasing challenge in many countries with tropical climates.
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