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  The role of emotions in developing a sense of identification, solidarity and engagement with the cause of refugees in the UK
  Dr M Gheorghiu, Mr J Blake
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Recent events in the United Kingdom and Europe have brought to the fore of public attention the issue of migration. Starting with the 2015 refugee “crisis” and the EU referendum vote in the UK, the rights of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers have been even more contested.
  Master by Research: Gregarine apicomplexan parasites in freshwater invertebrates
  Dr S Rueckert, Dr J Dodd
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Gregarine apicomplexans are micro-eukaryotic parasites that are found in almost every group of terrestrial, freshwater and marine invertebrates (Leander 2008; Desportes & Schrével 2013).
  Developing prioritisation strategies for the protection of blue carbon stores in Kenya
  Dr R Briers, Dr M Huxham
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. This project aims to explore and develop strategies for the prioritisation of protection of blue carbon stores within Kenyan coastal ecosystems.
  Masters by Research: Understanding the drivers of biodiversity potential in urban ponds
  Dr R Briers, Dr J Dodd
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. Urban freshwater ecosystems are often characterised as impacted with limited biological life. Throughout the last century however, urban water quality has been improving, with concomitant changes in biological diversity.
  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.
  Climate change, risk and migration in Global North and Global South: A comparison study
  Dr T Guma, Dr K Sharapov
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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This project will explore the migration-climate nexus from a comparative perspective.
  Evolutionary genomics of malaria parasites
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Prof P Sharp, Dr K Lohse
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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The two major human malaria parasites are Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax. Over the past ten years, we have discovered a number of species of related parasites that infect apes in Africa (ref.1).
  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.
  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.
  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.
  E4 DTP - Gene by air pollution interactions in human wellbeing and health
  Prof A Tenesa, Prof M Heal
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. A multidisciplinary project between genetic epidemiology and environmental exposure to identify gene by air pollution interactions for a wide range of human chronic diseases.
  E4 DTP - Valuing Ecosystem Services produced by the Colombian Páramos
  Prof D Moran
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. This project will focus on the economic and social valuation of key ecosystem services in a globally iconic Paramo ecosystems in Colombia.
  Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain (SIDB) PhD Studentships 2020

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Applications are invited for 3.5 year full-time fully funded PhD studentships spanning basic and translational brain sciences in the biological mechanisms underlying autism.
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