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  SEESALT: Novel ways to ’SEE’ coastal ’SALT’ marshes using low-cost drones and sensors
  Dr D Green, Dr D Mauquoy
Applications accepted all year round

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Saltmarshes are found extensively along low wave energy coastlines resulting from fine sediment accumulation and vegetation establishment.
  Images in the medical and life sciences
  Dr U Stegmann, Dr L Moretti
Applications accepted all year round

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Pictorial representations and images (e.g. photographs and diagrams) are common in the medical and life sciences. Examples include fMRI images and micrographs.
  Investigating the impact of beekeeping on wild pollinator populations in rural Cambridgeshire
  Dr O Norfolk, Dr A Helden, Dr T Ings
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG) https://aru.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  Determining the agronomic and environmental impacts of organic products from agricultural and urban waste streams
  Prof D Chadwick, Prof D Jones
Application Deadline: 6 April 2020

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  Lighting the Way - Adventures in Fruit Spectroscopy
  Dr P Subedi
Applications accepted all year round

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Join Northern Australia's agricultural innovator, CQU's Institute for Future Farming Systems - a world-leader in delivering practical solutions which are bolstering the productivity, profitability and sustainability of the horticulture sectors.
  Development of optimal lighting system to improve crop productivity
  Dr M Foo
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Coventry University (CU) is inviting applications from suitably-qualified graduates for a fully-funded PhD studentship for doctoral projects that support Global Challenges (GCRF) and UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  Intelligent Dynamic Flood Response and Recovery Strategy (iD-FRe2S) PhD
  Prof M Rivas Casado, Dr Y Bajón Fernández
Application Deadline: 15 May 2020

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Flood recovery response in urban areas depends on the type of flood (e.g., pluvial, fluvial, groundwater) and the type of water (i.e., clean, grey or black water) affecting the area.
  Get your PhD at the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences

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Study in one of the most beautiful cities in the heart of Europe – Prague. We offer a beautiful environment and great conditions for doctoral studies in promising multidisciplinary study programmes.
  Four-year funded PhD Position in Epigenetics and Polycomb Regulation in Plants
  Dr J Song
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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This PhD project aims to characterise Polycomb-based epigenetic regulation in the model plant Arabidopsis. Throughout development, Polycomb silencing acts in a strictly controlled manner, spatially –with confined regions being silenced, and temporally –target loci being silenced in specific periods in the life cycle.
  Physico-chemical characterization of long wavelength photosynthesis
  Prof A Rutherford, Dr M Roessler
Application Deadline: 24 April 2020

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It has often been suggested that crops and micro-algae might be made more efficient by engineering them to use longer wavelength pigments.
  iPotato: Using smart technologies to spot internal defects in potato
  Dr M McAinsh
Application Deadline: 7 May 2020

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Damaged crops cost the UK potato industry over £200 per hectare. Although disease contributes to crop losses, internal tuber defects that are undetectable from the outside (e.g.
  Roots to resilience: climate-proofing crop yields within future salad production
  Prof I Dodd
Application Deadline: 7 May 2020

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Climate change threatens UK lettuce production by decreasing rainfall and increasing plant water loss. Lettuce plants are initially raised in small peat blocks in a nursery, then transplanted into the fields.
  International Ph.D. Programs in the Life Sciences

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The Life Science Zurich Graduate School consists of several highly competitive Ph.D. programs. We are run jointly by the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich.
  Seeing the big picture: novel imaging tools to study spatial coordination of signalling processes in plants and algae
  Dr G Wheeler, Prof A Hetherington, Prof C Brownlee
Application Deadline: 30 March 2020

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Communication between cells is essential to coordinate the physiology of photosynthetic organisms.
  IMPRS "From Molecules To Organisms”

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Our PhD program in the life sciences places special emphasis on interdisciplinary interactions. We want to train the next generation of scientists to study complex biological processes that cannot be adequately understood within the limits of a single discipline.
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