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University of Bristol Ecology & Conservation PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training

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14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training. Sustaining the World's freshwater ecosystems, while meeting the water demands of a growing population, will require a new brand of intellectually mobile and agile problem solvers.
  NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership

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 . We are now accepting applications for PhD projects commencing Autumn 2020 covering the full breadth of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences.
  Quantifying temperature change in the sub-Antarctic (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr B.D.A. Naafs, Dr A Gallego-Sala, Dr S Roberts
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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To view the full pdf version of this studentship opportunity please follow this link. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/media-library/sites/chemistry/documents/NAAFS%20-%20Quantifying%20temperature%20change%20in%20the%20sub-Antarctic.pdf.
  Do plants always have to behave that way? Understanding the evolution of root behaviour and its effects on fitness in flowering plants on Mount Etna, Sicily
  Dr J Bridle, Prof C S Grierson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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A fundamental issue in biology is understanding how.
  Fine-scale acoustic and movement behaviour of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Cardigan Bay, Wales
  Dr S King, Prof M Genner
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The bottlenose dolphin is a qualifying feature of three Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) in the UK, two of which are in Cardigan Bay, Wales.
  Indicators of regime shifts in freshwater ecosystems
  Dr C Clements
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Regime shifts, characterised by sudden, often irreversible, changes in the composition of biological communities, can have catastrophic impacts on the ecosystem services which society relies on.
  Information under anthropogenic change: how does social living respond to increased noise and turbidity?
  Dr C Ioannou, Prof A Radford
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Many species, across a wide range of taxa, rely on indirect information from others in addition to private information they have acquired directly from their environment.
  Polarization ecology of the rocky shore
  Dr M How
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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We are used to seeing the world in colour and brightness, but the visual scene around us is full of information that is invisible to humans.
  The effects of light pollution on navigating animals
  Prof N W Roberts
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Both insect and spider biodiversity are decreasing worldwide. While their terrestrial ecosystems are being damaged by numerous human activities such as agricultural intensification, urbanization, and climate change, sensory pollutants such as light and sound are further intensifying population declines.
  Assessing the impact of peatland restoration on freshwater ecosystems
  Dr C Bryce, Prof P Johnes, Prof R Pancost
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Decades of degradation have turned the UK’s peatlands from sinks to sources of organic carbon, with adverse consequences for adjacent freshwater ecosystems.
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