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Agronomy & Soil Science (adaptation) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Experimental Evolution of Thaumarchaeota
  Dr C Gubry-Rangin, Prof J Prosser
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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The fundamental aim of this project is to determine the process of adaptive diversification and associated trade-offs in fitness, by studying microbial evolution experimentally.
  Effects of microplastic on ecosystem services in salt marshes (NOLTESU20SCI50)
  Dr S Nolte, Dr T Tolhurst, Dr A Mayes
Application Deadline: 24 February 2020

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Microplastic (MP) pollution has generated huge scientific and public interest in recent years. Early research mainly focused on the marine environment, studying MP abundance and impacts on fauna.
  ACHILLES PhD Studentships: Understanding deterioration of soil-based infrastructure in a changing climate (REF: ENGAC20)

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ACHILLES is a £4.9M EPSRC-funded programme led by Newcastle University working with 5 other UK Universities, the British Geological Survey and stakeholders.
  Improving cane crop resilience by overcoming the legacy effects on photosynthesis during the recovery from short-term combined stresses
  Dr M Else, Dr A Simkin, Prof T Lawson
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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REFERENCE. CTP_FCR_2020_9. Supervisors. Dr Mark Else (NIAB EMR), Dr Andrew Simkin (NIAB EMR), Prof Tracy Lawson (University of Essex).
  Optimising photosynthetic performance, marketable yields and berry quality using blue light
  Prof T Lawson, Dr A Simkin, Dr M Else
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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REFERENCE. CTP_FCR_2020_10. Supervisors. Prof Tracy Lawson (University of Essex), Dr Andrew Simkin (NIAB EMR), Dr Mark Else (NIAB EMR).
  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.
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