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  EASTBIO: Enhancing the management of soil-dwelling crop pests by natural populations of entomopathogenic organisms
  Dr A Evans, Dr G Jackson
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Management of soil dwelling pests such as wheat bulb fly, cabbage root fly, carrot fly and wireworm, now rely on the use of insecticide seed treatments, as insecticides available as a soil drench application are now limited since the revocation of chlorpyrifos in 2016.
  How does social media mediate food preferences with resulting environmental and societal consequences
  Dr P Alexander, Prof M Rounsevell
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. This project investigates the ways that social media may impact perceptions of food, exploring the wider impact of food fads on the environment and social wellbeing.
  Modelling the agriculture-deforestation interface in the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado biomes
  Dr P Alexander
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. Mathematical modelling will be used to understand the dynamics of land use change and agricultural intensification and deforestation related to beef cattle and soybean production in Brazil.
  Assessing a socially optimal level for global livestock
  Dr P Alexander
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. Should we “go vegan”? The project will consider the environmental and social costs and benefits of livestock production and consumption with a view to defining whether and how patterns of both might be optimised globally.
  Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Vertical Farming
  Dr N Cowan, Dr D Reay
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Substantial claims have been made for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) systems such as vertical farming as an integral part of future food security.
  Facilitating the circular economy in India’s food security: the social, economic and agronomic barriers and opportunities of wastewater
  Dr K V Heal, Dr A Gathorne-Hardy, Dr H Gorringe
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Project summary. This interdisciplinary project combines environmental and social science to quantify the potential benefits of wastewater for Indian agriculture, as well as understanding the social barriers to wastewater use, and identifying opportunities to overcome these.
  Social and transgenerational effects of parasitism: potential impact in a stored product pest
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr E Cunningham, Prof N Colegrave
Application Deadline: 13 December 2019

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Summary. This project will investigate the impact of infection on host and non-host members of a population across subsequent generations.
  EASTBIO: Holistic approach to internal parasite control on hill and upland sheep farms
  Dr F Kenyon
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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This PhD will investigate ways to optimise roundworm and liver fluke control in hill and upland sheep, to address the issue of increased anthelmintic (wormer) resistance in flocks.
  EASTBIO The genetic basis of helminth-specific immune responses in wild Soay sheep (Ovis aries)
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr S Johnston, Dr T McNeilly, Prof D Nussey
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Individual differences in immune responses are widely observed in nature and are likely to be a major factor underlying variation in disease resistance, health and evolutionary fitness.
  EASTBIO Hair density as a target in crop improvement
  Research Group: Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences
  Prof A Hudson, Dr C A Kidner
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Epidermal hairs (trichomes) protect plants from pests (and the diseases they carry), UV light and drought. Some also secrete high-value products, including important pharmaceuticals.
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