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Agricultural Sciences PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Edinburgh

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  Dynamic Patterning Underlying Grass Organ Shape
  Research Group: Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences
  Dr A Richardson, Dr S Spoel
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Leaf and floral organ shape are intricately linked to plant productivity. In grass crops such as barley, this relationship between shape and productivity directly impacts on grain yield.
  Genomics and evolution of recombination rate variation in a wild mammal population.
  Dr S Johnston, Prof P Keightley
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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This project uses extensive genomic data to investigate the genetic causes and fitness consequences of individual recombination rate variation in a long-term study of wild Soay sheep on St Kilda.
  Nitrogen management for South Asia
  Dr J Hillier, Dr A Gathorne-Hardy
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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This studentship will be integrated into the SANH(South Asia Nitrogen Hub) GCRF Interdisciplinary Hub. Specifically it will focus on the development and testing of effective nitrogen(N) management software applications for South Asian crop production systems.
  Evaluating sustainable dietary transitions in Brazil
  Dr R De Oliveira Silva, Prof D Moran
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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This project addresses key issues raised at the recent BBSRC Cross-Institute Workshop. The future role of livestock in food production.
  Ecohydrological basis of vapour-fed irrigation using Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP) and related socio-economic impact
  Prof P Perona, Dr D Mignard
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Project summary. This project investigates experimentally and via numerical modelling the use of SAP in promoting the condensation of brackish water evaporative fluxes from soil to assess its use for sustainable irrigation in humid and arid regions.
  Understanding how digital technologies can lead to the transfer of agricultural innovation
  Dr G Watmough, Dr C Barnes
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. Understanding how knowledge is created and shared in rural farming communities and identifying if this can be digitalised for improved decision making.
  EASTBIO: Enhanced operational approaches to emerging and endemic disease in farmed Salmon in Chile
  Dr R Davidson, Mr G Marion
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is a globally significant food and protein source, with over 2.2 million tonnes produced annually worldwide.
  EASTBIO: Novel approaches to improving calf health: new technology and data analytics
  Dr M Haskell, Dr C Duthie
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Maintaining good calf health is important for both the productivity and sustainability of farming enterprises. A report by the Cattle Health and Welfare Group (GB)) showed that 3.6% of dairy bull calves and 2.5% of dairy heifer calves died under 1 month of age.
  EASTBIO: Genetic characterisation and mathematical modelling of speed-breeding plasticity in barley.
  Prof W Powell, Prof K Halliday
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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With changes in population demographics, urbanisation and the declared climate emergency in Scotland there is a need to use resources more sustainably.
  EASTBIO: Improving the efficiency of beef production through the use of precision farming technologies and machine learning techniques
  Dr C Duthie, Dr N Lambe
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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This PhD project is part of a larger collaborative multi-disciplinary project comprising of experts in the following areas.
  EASTBIO: Wheat phenotyping using hyper-spectral imaging and machine learning
  Dr S Hoad, Dr M Coffey
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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The aim of this EASTBIO studentship is to advance phenotyping in wheat using hyper-spectral sensing data and machine learning. SRUC is at the leading edge in applying spectral sensing in agriculture e.g.
  EASTBIO: Genomic study of survival, health, growth and meat production traits in chickens raised in sub-Saharan village conditions
  Prof G Banos, Dr M Coffey
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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The proposed PhD project will be linked to the activities of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH). SRUC is a founding partner of CTLGH together with the University of Edinburgh and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
  EASTBIO: Developing plant breeding programmes with manipulated recombination rates
  Prof I Mackay, Prof R Waugh
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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The location and pattern of genetic recombination has important consequences for plant breeding and thus for how humans produce food effectively to supply a growing global population.
  EASTBIO: Is mob grazing beneficial for soil health and the environment?
  Dr J Cloy, Prof L Baggs
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Alternative grassland management practices could improve productivity and help mitigate climate change.
  EASTBIO: Slug viruses for biocontrol, and antiviral immunity in gastropods
  Dr A Evans, Dr D Obbard
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Slugs are a perennial problem in crops across the arable and horticultural sector. Crops such as oilseed rape (up to 59% of the UK cropping area) and wheat (up to 22%) are significantly affected by slugs.
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