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  EASTBIO Pre-natal soundscapes: understanding the functional significance of embryonic responses to external sounds
  Prof K Spencer, Prof S Meddle
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Pre-natal soundscapes. understanding the functional significance of embryonic responses to external sounds. The avian egg represents a feat of evolutionary engineering, providing all the components required for embryonic growth in a self-contained package.
  Abundance within species’ ranges: understanding species’ responses to environmental change
  Dr F Schrodt, Prof R Field
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Accelerated climate change and environmental degradation make it necessary to improve our understanding of, and ability to predict, species’ responses to environmental change.
  Managing the Impact of Recovering Mobile Predators on Endangered Birds Through Prey Switching: A Field Experiment in a Habitat Restoration Landscape in the Cairngorms
  Prof X Lambin, Dr A Payo-Payo, Dr C Sutherland, Mr K Kortland
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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The restoration of ecosystems is being implemented in large areas in Scotland with the goal of reinstating lost biodiversity and ecosystem functions.
  The Significance of Macroalgal Detritus for Marine Food Webs and Blue-Carbon Sequestration
  Prof U Witte, Prof W Austin, Dr P Smith
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Marine plants draw down CO2, and in a world of rising atmospheric CO2 levels carbon sinks in vegetated coastal ecosystems can sequester CO2 on geological time scales and are now referred to as ‘Blue Carbon’.
  Consequences of biases in representation of drivers of change in evidence synthesis for environmental decision-making and stewardship
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr H Wheeler
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  GW4 FRESH CDT studentship: One man’s meat is another man’s poison: exploring the effect of mass drug administration against schistosomes on the aquatic food web
  Dr J Lello
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Parasites are an integral but under-recognised component of ecosystems. In particular, within food webs they can alter chain length and connectance and, because they act across trophic levels, they can increase web stability.
  2020_62: The role of hydrodynamics in mediating effects of climate change on ecosystem stability and functioning
  Dr S Pawar, Prof G O Hughes, Prof M D Piggott, Dr E van Sebille
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Samraat Pawar ([email protected]); Professor Matthew Piggott, Department of Earth Science & Engineering; Professor Graham Hughes, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Dr Erik van Sebille, external.
  Our Mission: to Educate, Nurture and Discover for the benefit of Human Health

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Our ultimate purpose is to work in service of patients. RCSI was founded by Royal Charter on 11th February 1784, to set and support professional standards for surgical training and practice in Ireland.
  Geography: Fully Funded Royal Society and Swansea University PhD Scholarship: Climate-related tree health and their role in the carbon balance
  Dr JA Rosette
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Climate-related tree health and their role in the carbon balance. Understanding the effects of climate and associated vegetation condition and stress on carbon fluxes across a western European latitudinal gradient.
  (BBSRC DTP) Developing biomarkers of inflammatory gut responses in free-ranging, healthy and diseased equid populations.
  Research Group: Ecology and Evolution
  Dr S Shulltz, Prof K Else, Dr S Cruickshank
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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In managed horses (and other equids), disorders associated with inflammation in the equine gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including gastric ulcers, high parasite burdens and enteritis/colitis are widepsread health and welfare issues.
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