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

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  Developing new UAV-based survey approaches for monitoring tree and soil health indices in SE Asian oil palm plantations
  Dr P Scholefield, Dr R Ewers, Mr J Moat, Dr N McNamara
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Poor tree health in Oil Palm plantations is a primary cause of low yield, typically dealt with by applying high volumes of fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.
  PhD Studentship: Sustainable Production of Biodegradable Microcapsules
  Dr M Dragosavac
Application Deadline: 13 December 2019

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Application details. Reference number. MD001. Start date of studentship. January 2020. Closing date of advert. 13/12/2019. Interview date.
  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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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.
  Disentangling landuse and climatic roles in sediment delivery to upland British lakes
  Dr H Sangster, Prof R Chiverell
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The studentship seeks to exploit existing datasets compiled at Liverpool for a series of catchments from around the UK and develop new sites to disentangle the competing roles of landuse and climate on sediment delivery to lakes.
  Avalanche dynamics on desert dunes: Processes and drivers, from ancient to modern
  Dr J Nield, Dr R Ewing, Dr M Baddock
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Avalanching is responsible for wind-blown dune migration on Earth and Mars and because avalanches are preserved in dune stratigraphy, they are the most direct way that we can interpret past wind-climate conditions.
  Plant breeding for food safety
  Dr G Taylor, Prof B Keevil
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Food security often focuses on food production, but reduced food waste and enhanced quality and safety are important targets for food resilience.
  Invisible Threats to Oceans (InTO): assessing the combined toxicity effects of emerging anthropogenic pollutants on microbial communities (SUPER DTP)
  Dr S Matallana-Surget, Dr T Gutierrez
Application Deadline: 29 December 2019

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Emerging pollutants represent one of the main environmental concerns; they are defined as new contaminants produced by modern society that are not routinely monitored, but cause adverse ecological effects.
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