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

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  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.
  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.
  The impact of microplastic pollution on carbon sequestration in urban soils (Advert reference: RDF20/EE/GES/PRENDERGAST-MILLER)
  Dr M Prendergast-Miller
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The growing human footprint of urbanisation demands more intense study of the human impact on urban soils and stresses on urban soil biodiversity.
  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.
  SCENARIO - Coatings for Agriculture: Food Security without a Microplastics Problem
  Dr P Roth, Dr M Al Sid Cheikh, Prof J Keddie
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Coatings applied directly onto seeds and leaves make pesticides and other active ingredients more effective, increase crop yields, and contribute to global food security.
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