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Agronomy & Soil Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 27 Agronomy & Soil Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Fostering Sustainability Through Organic Waste Re-Use in Sub Saharan Africa
  Prof J Smith, Dr D Feliciano
Applications accepted all year round

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Efficient re-use of organic wastes is of critical importance to the productivity of small-holder farm households in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa (Smith et al., 2015).
  Exploring pathways to rewilding: How is rewilding being conceptualised, debated, enacted and vindicated?
  Assoc Prof G Smith
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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We are seeking PhD applicants to contribute to an inter-disciplinary and mixed-method collaboration which explores the complex relationship between natural and social systems in various biodiversity conservation domains in the Australian Capital Territory.
  Public Reasoning and Social Licence for Ecosystem Futures: What risks can we take for ecosystem conservation?
  Assoc Prof G Smith
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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We are seeking PhD applicants to contribute to an inter-disciplinary and mixed-method collaboration which explores the complex relationship between natural and social systems in various biodiversity conservation domains in the Australian Capital Territory.
  The visual field of nature futures:  Experiencing Mulligans Flat
  Assoc Prof G Smith
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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PhD Type

We are seeking PhD applicants to contribute to an inter-disciplinary and mixed-method collaboration which explores the complex relationship between natural and social systems in various biodiversity conservation domains in the Australian Capital Territory.
  Wellbeing and participatory: Conservation How does participatory conservation work affect wellbeing?
  Assoc Prof G Smith
Application Deadline: 1 October 2019

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We are seeking PhD applicants to contribute to an inter-disciplinary and mixed-method collaboration which explores the complex relationship between natural and social systems in various biodiversity conservation domains in the Australian Capital Territory.
  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.
  Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

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Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows.
  Molecular Genetics of Durable Disease Resistance in Wheat
  Prof S Krattinger
Applications accepted all year round

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The identification of agriculturally important genes in wheat had long been limited by its large genome, which is five times larger than the human genome.
  Microplastic-sediment interactions (MiPSi)
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr K Spencer, Prof G Wharton
Applications accepted all year round

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The accelerating global release of microplastics (mP) into the aquatic environment seems inevitable, with long-term consequences for water quality and biodiversity.
  Quantification of the impact of changing vegetation on hillslope sediment transport
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr S Grieve, Dr E Lines
Applications accepted all year round

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Hillslope sediment transport exists on a continuum from the gradual downslope motion of particles, termed soil creep, to catastrophic shallow landslides and debris flows.
  Rewilding and Natural Flood Management
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr G Harvey, Dr A Henshaw, Dr S Clarke
Applications accepted all year round

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Over the last decade, the UK has experienced some of the most significant and extreme flood events of the last 100 years, and predicted changes in precipitation are expected to increase the frequency and costs of flooding.
  Advancing Genomic Selection for key processing traits in potato.
  Dr SK Sharma, Dr X Chen, Dr I Hein
Application Deadline: 4 October 2019

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PhD Type

Staff in Cell and Molecular Sciences at The James Hutton Institute have a distinguished track record of research in plant and crop science, including genetic and genomic analysis.
  Mechanisms and genetics of dormancy release in raspberry.
  Dr J Graham, Dr R Hancock, Prof D Stewart
Application Deadline: 4 October 2019

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PhD Type

Staff in Cell and Molecular Sciences at The James Hutton Institute have a distinguished track record of research in plant and crop science, including genetic and genomic analysis.
  Understanding the traits and genetic control associated with superior micronutrient deficiency tolerance in Bere barley landraces.
  Dr L Ramsay, Dr T George, Dr M Looseley
Application Deadline: 4 October 2019

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Staff in Cell and Molecular Sciences at The James Hutton Institute have a distinguished track record of research in plant and crop science, including genetic and genomic analysis.
  Soil microbiome function controlling radionuclide bioavailability and soil-to-plant transfer
  Dr J Pittman, Dr C Robinson
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding the behaviour and environmental impacts of radionuclides such as radium (Ra) and uranium (U) is of critical importance for the management and risk modelling of sites with elevated concentrations of these radionuclides.
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