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University of Southampton, Ocean and Earth Science Ecotoxicology & Pollution PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 7 University of Southampton, Ocean and Earth Science Ecotoxicology & Pollution PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Assessing the effects of microplastics on marine benthic communities
  Dr D Mayor, Dr J Godbold, Dr B Thornton, Dr A Horton
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Continental shelf sediments are biogeochemical hotspots. Interactions between benthic invertebrates and bacteria drive the remineralization of organic matter, returning inorganic nutrients to the overlying waters and stimulating primary production.
  Microplastic characteristics, fluxes and accumulation in the Atlantic Ocean
  Prof R Lampitt, Prof A Cundy, Dr A Horton, Dr K Pabortsava
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Plastic contamination of the oceans is of considerable concern and may cause significant damage to ecosystem structure and function.
  Microplastic hotspots on the deep seafloor: Investigating the role of seafloor currents in microplastic transport and accumulation
  Dr M Clare, Prof A Cundy, Dr A Horton, Dr I Kane
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. There is growing concern about the impact of plastic pollution (particularly microplastics) on ocean ecosystems and human health[1].
  Multimodal imaging of airborne particulate matter (PM) pollution as a means of source apportionment
  Prof G Foster, Dr M Loxham, Dr R B Cook, Dr JA Milton
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Airborne particulate matter (PM) is a key risk factor for premature death (8.9 million per annum worldwide) and reduced quality of life due to a range of diseases of the respiratory and cardiovascular system, with growing evidence for roles in metabolic and cognitive impairments [1].
  Planting for silence: the role of domestic gardens in mitigating urban noise pollution
  Dr P.E. Osborne, Dr P White, Prof A Griffiths, Dr T Blanusa
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. According to the WHO, noise pollution is second only to ultra-fine particulate matter in its impact on human health.
  Tackling the nuclear legacy: Application of low-energy electrokinetic clean-up techniques to problem nuclear contaminants and sites
  Prof A Cundy, Dr P Warwick
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. The UK government is committed to nuclear energy having an important role in delivering a secure, low-carbon and affordable energy future [1].
  Temporal variability of the carbon system across the Atlantic Ocean; causes and implications
  Dr S Hartman, Dr R James, Dr P Brown, Dr A Schaap
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Approximately 25% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by fossil fuel combustion enters the ocean. Without this sink, the rate of CO2 buildup in the atmosphere would be larger than it is.
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