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We have 32 Ecology & Conservation (crops) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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EASTBIO Assessing microbiome functional traits as indicators of soil health for sustainable agriculture

Soil is a multifunctional environment upon which our food security depends. The ability of soils to maintain particular functions which contribute to ecosystem services (such as food, fibre and energy production) is compromised by soil degradation. Read more

POSITIVE - evaluating Plant pOlyphenol effects on SoIl funcTional dIVErsity

Background. Crop breeding has changed the nutritional, mineral and non-nutritional composition of crop plants. Non-nutritionals include metabolites such as polyphenols and these have historically been considered as ‘anti-nutritionals’, reflecting their effect upon animal health when fed as major components in diets. Read more

Flower choices and pollen foraging in bees

  Research Group: EBE
Background and Research Questions. One third of crops grown worldwide benefit from pollination by insects, therefore plant-pollinator interactions are of significant importance to global food security. Read more

EASTBIO Applying deep learning for automated monitoring of flowers, pollinators and pests

  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
This is a CASE-funded project supported with £4k p.a. additional stipend and £6k p.a. research costs from Syngenta. . Counting organisms is crucial in many areas of biology but costs and safety concerns often limit the type and quantity of habitat that human surveyors can monitor. Read more

Using soil microbes for biological control of plant-parasitic nematodes

Soil microbes | Plant-parasitic nematodes | Plant defences | Biological control. Plants naturally exploit the soil microbiome by recruiting beneficial microbes that aid plants to rapidly adapt to changing abiotic and biotic conditions. Read more

PhD in evolutionary biology - retracing the origins of C4 photosynthesis in the grass Alloteropsis semialata

During evolution, grasses acquired a variety of functional traits that allowed them to colonize almost all environments around the globe, and rank amongst the most productive crops, weeds, and invasive species. Read more

PhD in tropical conservation: Quantifying the impacts of land-use change on tropical biodiversity across scales

Tropical land-use change is a core driver of the global extinction and climate change crises. Key questions remain about how land-use change drives species losses and changing composition across the tropics, from local to regional spatial scales. Read more

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