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Agronomy & Soil Science (information systems) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 15 Agronomy & Soil Science (information systems) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Vertical Farming
  Dr N Cowan, Dr D Reay
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Substantial claims have been made for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) systems such as vertical farming as an integral part of future food security.
  QUADRAT DTP: The potential impact of Zero Budget Natural Farming in India on food availability, poverty alleviation and soil degradation
  Prof J Smith, Dr C Meharg
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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Under business-as-usual, by 2050, 60% of India’s population is likely to experience severe deficiencies in calories, digestible protein and fat [1].
  Climate Resilient Seed Systems in Africa
  Dr S Whitfield, Prof A Challinor, Dr S Kepinski
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Background. Crop breeding is a key area of investment in African agricultural development, as supported by the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Platform and large donor funded programmes (such as those of the CGIAR and the BMGF) (Whitfield, 2015).
  “The role of soil micronutrients in N cycling and N use efficiency in winter wheat”
  Dr P Murphy
Application Deadline: 20 December 2019

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CONSUS. Crop Optimisation through Sensing, Understanding & Visualisation.
  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.
  Molecular Modeling for Design of Biochar Materials
  Dr V Erastova
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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PhD Type

The project brings molecular modeling into biochar research, providing atomistic details to the key properties of biochar, and through this enabling the informed design and optimization of biochar for desirable functionality.
  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.
  QUADRAT DTP: Optimising water saving management systems for rice grown in saline/sodic environments
  Dr G Norton, Prof A Meharg
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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Increases in soil salinity and sodicity are major restrictions on global crop production.
  QUADRAT DTP: Identifying Environmental Factors for Soil Transmitted and Food Borne Helminth Diseases in Border Regions of Northern Thailand
  Dr G Gobert, Dr S Telfer
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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PhD Type

Parasitic worm infections (helminthiases) of humans greatly impact low to medium income countries such as Thailand, by undermining health and agricultural productivity.
  Monitoring and managing aquatic weeds in irrigation channels - Remote Sensing
  Assoc Prof John Hornbuckle, Dr Tony Dugdale
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Background. Aquatic weed management is a major issue for many irrigation companies throughout Australia and across the globe.
  Impact of sward type (including multispecies swards) and management system on animal performance, animal health and product quality
  Dr T Boland
Application Deadline: 18 December 2019

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PhD Type

In partnership with University College Dublin, Devenish have a requirement for PhD Researcher to join the Research team, primarily based at The Lands of Dowth, Co.
  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.
  The Impact of Changes in Management, Climate and Sea Level on Blue Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Coastal Wetlands
  Prof J Smith, Dr A Brand, Prof D Paterson, Prof J Baxter
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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PhD Type

Coastal wetlands provide numerous critical ecosystem services, including storm surge protection, fisheries production, improvement of water quality, and carbon sequestration, and are potentially one of the most effective ecosystems on the planet for slowing global warming.
  Development of robust inhalation simulation procedures for measuring exposure to potentially harmful elements from soil particulates
  Dr J Wraggs, Dr K T Semple
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Human exposure to soil-dust can be climate driven in that airborne particulates can be transported (and deposited great distances from the point of origin) through the atmosphere by weather and climatic patterns.
  Monitoring chemical dynamics in soil and water with advanced microfluidic sensors
  Research Group: Mechatronics Engineering
  Dr X. Niu
Application Deadline: 31 August 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. Xize Niu. Co-supervisor Dr. Adrian Nightingale and Prof. Tiina Roose. Project description. Excess nitrogen and phosphorous leaching from agricultural and horticultural lands into waterways is a long-standing challenge for agricultural sustainability and environmental protection.
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