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  Social impacts of decision-making processes under wildlife conservation conflicts in Scotland
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr H Wheeler, Dr N Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG), Global Sustainability Institute (GSI). https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  Spatial and temporal roles of critical nodes in ecogeomorphic systems (ESR1)
  Dr L Turnbull-Lloyd, Prof J Wainwright
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Critical nodes are considered an important feature of a system that have a great influence on shaping system processes.
  Evolution Education Trust PhD project - Alternative medicine practices of insects: feeding behaviour of infected insects and best practice in science festivals and outreach events
  Dr N Priest
Application Deadline: 5 February 2020

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The University of Bath is inviting applications for this PhD opportunity based at the Milner Centre for Evolution, a unique, cross-faculty research centre bridging biology, health and education.
  QUADRAT DTP: New methods for the ’visualisation’ of dynamic and multi-dimensional data in Earth and environmental systems
  Dr C Bond, Prof J McKinley
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Digitalisation and large, multi-dimensional, dynamic data are now the main stay of Earth and Environmental Science, but how we visualise, handle, analyse and make decisions from these datasets is still a significant challenge.
  Earth observation for sustainable sugarcane production
  Dr D Simms, Dr P Burgess
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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Sugarcane production must address the challenge between the need to increase crop production and improve labour productivity whilst improving the efficiency of water and fertiliser use (Hess et al, 2016).
  Exploring relationships between Wild house mouse ecology and immunology
  Prof J Bradley
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding the causes of variability in the immune systems response underpins our knowledge of disease susceptibility, control of infectious diseases and ultimately, healthy aging.
  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.
  Can we develop tools for securing Lawtonian landscape resilience?
  Dr R Corstanje, Prof J Harris
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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Lawton (2010) reviewed England’s biodiversity and ecological networks and concluded that biodiversity sites did not comprise a coherent and resilient ecological network, in the face of a changing climate and threats to biodiversity.
  Flows of critical (energy) resources (ESR 12)
  Prof C Kerschner, Assoc Prof D Christopoulos
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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In this PhD project secondary data e.g. from the World Bank or the International Energy Agency (IEA) and insights from the recent H2020 project MEDEAS will be used to.
  Integrated mathematical modelling and experimental research into interactions between microorganisms
  Dr J U Kreft
Applications accepted all year round

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Our group aims to combine theoretical & experimental approaches to understand major problems in the ecology and evolution of microbes.
  Competitive PhD scholarship opportunities at the School of Anthropology and Conservation (SAC)

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The. School. has an international reputation for the. research. of its academic staff, many of whom are leaders in their respective fields.
  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs

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The University of Lethbridge – School of Graduate Studies. Located where the Rocky Mountains meet Alberta's Prairies, the University of Lethbridge is one of Canada's leading universities and research institutions.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - Investigation into sustainability labelling of food and implications for the consumer and the food industry
  Dr A Mauchline, Prof M Dean
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. There is a real challenge to produce enough food in a sustainable way to feed the growing global population.
  Climate change impacts on calcareous sponges
  Dr J Bell
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Climate change is impacting organisms throughout our oceans, but our knowledge of the impacts on some important biological groups is severely lacking.
  QUADRAT DTP: Global profiles of species declines and success in the era of climate change
  Dr D Pincheira-Donoso, Dr L Lancaster, Dr P Caplat, Dr D Hodgson
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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The alarming extinctions of species worldwide pose unprecedented challenges for wildlife and human wellbeing [1].
  The influence of agency and engagement with animals on conservation and welfare education in zoos
  Dr K Jensen, Dr S Shulltz
Applications accepted all year round

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A defining role of zoos and museums is to educate visitors about animal welfare and conservation. One important aspect for the educational value of zoos and museums is the emotional connections visitors form.
  Combining carbon, hydrogen and Hg compound specific isotope analysis to understand MMHg origin.
  Dr D Point
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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All humans are exposed to toxic monomethyl-Hg (MMHg) when we consume marine fish. The origin of MMHg in marine ecosystems is however not well understood.
  Community-based approaches for the implementation of Nature-based solutions against coastal erosion
  Dr A Ollauri, Dr K Munro, Dr S B Mickovski
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-024. Coastal erosion is a natural hazard which frequency and intensity will likely increase as a result of sea-level rise and storm surges due to climate change.
  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.
  ONE Planet DTP - : Qualitifying stocks and fluxes of organic carbon in the Atlantic saltmarshes of the Solway Firth and the threats posed by climatic change. (Ref: OP20235)
  Dr M Deary
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The Atlantic saltmarshes of the Solway Firth represent nearly 25% of the UK total. These wetlands support internationally important biodiversity yet are highly vulnerable to coastal squeeze; eroded by the sea and reclaimed for our use inland.
  ONE Planet DTP - Microplastics in Soils: impact, detection and quantification (Ref: OP20247)
  Dr M Prendergast-Miller
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Project Description. Microplastic pollution is seemingly everywhere. From a human perspective, microplastic particles have been detected in our food and drink – potentially affecting our health.
  ONE Planet DTP - Quantifying the importance of tree floral resources for pollinators in urban landscapes (Ref: OP20273)
  Dr K Baldock
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Project Description. Urban expansion is one of the main threats to global biodiversity, with 70% of the global human population predicted to be living in urban areas by 2050.
  Biology of the invasive Chinese mitten crab in the river Thames
  Prof D Morritt
Applications accepted all year round

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The Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, is an invasive brachyuran crab species (one of the top 100 most invasive species) that is now well established in the River Thames and tributaries.
  Does crop diversification influence the physical and chemical traits that attract pests and beneficial insects?
  Prof J Koricheva
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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Crop diversification strategies such as intercropping and agroforestry are increasingly promoted as a means to enhance the sustainability of agriculture and ensure a stable food supply.
  PhD in Crop Domestication and Improvement
  Prof C P Osborne
Applications accepted all year round

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Professor Colin Osborne, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. We invite applications for a PhD in the area of crop domestication and improvement.
  PhD in Plant Environmental Physiology
  Prof C P Osborne
Applications accepted all year round

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We invite applications for a PhD in the area of plant environmental physiology. Our research uses experiments with wild plants and field studies to address a range of questions about the biology of C 4 plants and savanna ecosystems.
  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 January 2020

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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.
  MYCORRHIZAL ADAPTATIONS TO ARIDITY AND DROUGHT IN AUSTRALIAN ENVIRONMENTS
  Prof J Powell
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The majority of plant species form partnerships with mycorrhizal fungi that exhibit diverse life histories, with evidence that this diversity drives ecosystem functioning in a variety of ecosystem types.
  MYCORRHIZAL ECOLOGICAL STRATEGIES ALONG GRADIENTS OF NUTRIENT LIMITATION
  Prof J Powell
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The majority of plant species, including most agriculturally important species, form partnerships with mycorrhizal fungi. These fungi exhibit diverse life histories, with evidence that this diversity drives ecosystem functioning in grasslands, woodlands, forests and arable systems.
  QUADRAT DTP CASE: Is a trophic cascade framework useful for predicting the outcome of rewilding in plantation forests?
  Prof X Lambin, Dr P Caplat
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Rewilding is a novel approach to conservation that captures the public’s imagination and focuses on ecosystem processes rather than necessarily restoring a system to its antecedent state.
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