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  Image processing and machine learning applied to Earth Observation of the cryosphere
  Dr R Bingham, Dr N Gourmelen
Application Deadline: 19 January 2020

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A number of recent studies have begun to highlight the potential to analyse remote sensing imagery to monitor changes that have occurred to the Earth’s ice sheets, ice caps and glaciers over the last few decades.
  Cocoa production for improving biodiversity, rural livelihoods and carbon in the Guinean forests of west Africa
  Dr G Watmough
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary -This project will quantify the impact of varying levels of shade on biodiversity, carbon and livelihoods in cocoa production, a major land use and economic activity in West Africa.
  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.
  How to design and implement a National Ecological Network that contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals?
  Prof M Metzger, Dr D Moseley, Prof A Hester, Mr B Wilson
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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*** This project is an exciting collaboration between the Edinburgh Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes, The James Hutton Institute, Forest Research and the Scottish Wildlife Trust ***.
  Sustainable food systems: can polycultural systems increase both productivity (energy-nutrients-income) & biodiversity?
  Dr A Gathorne-Hardy, Dr B Smith
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. This multidisciplinary PhD will explore if complex, intercropped, food production systems can increase both biodiversity & productivity compared to both conventional-intensive & conventional-organic systems.
  Land based mitigation for climate change: modelling mitigation options and trade-offs
  Dr P Alexander, Prof M Rounsevell
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. This project will investigate land based mitigation options for climate change and their associated trade-offs using a state-of-the-art global land use model.
  E4 DTP - Valuing Ecosystem Services produced by the Colombian Páramos
  Prof D Moran
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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The Páramos are tropical mountain wetlands found between 3000m and 4500m of elevation in the Andes. Known for their extreme water storage and regulation, they generate high and sustained base flows crucial for water provisioning to farmland, settlements and cities (e.g.
  Shaping the future of the UK’s landscapes – building a decision support system for sustainability
  Dr A Wilson, Dr C Dent, Prof M Williams
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Project background. The landscapes of the UK serve varied functions – e.g. supporting farmers’ yields, forestry, biodiversity and recreation.
  Socio-ecological landscape dynamics in the headwaters of the Okavango. CASE partner: National Geographic Society
  Dr C Ryan, Dr K Dexter
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. Using remote sensing and field work to understand the changing landscape and human use of the Okavango watershed in the highlands of Angola.
  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.
  Our Place Our Future: Developing and testing an integrated climate risk framework for heritage sites in Scotland.
  Dr K Crowley
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Climate change is not only threatening our future but destroying our past. Working with Historic Environment Scotland (HES) this project will examine the impacts to heritage sites in Scotland under future extreme climate risk scenarios.
  E4 DTP is Edinburgh Earth, Ecology and Environment

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Fully funded PhD projects addressing the most exciting. and important questions in Environmental Science.
  Vulnerabilities’ and ‘Capabilities’ within the Context of Protracted Displacement Crises
  Dr K Sharapov, Dr T Guma
Application Deadline: 9 May 2020

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Whilst the ’vulnerabilities’ of individuals forced to cross borders and of internally displaced persons have been often highlighted and documented over several decades, less is known about the ’capabilities’ of displaced people themselves to respond to contexts of exile/displacement.
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