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  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.
  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.
  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.
  Economic and environmental efficiency of food redistribution
  Dr P Alexander
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. The project will identify drivers of change to and map the UK food redistribution system, assess its economic and environmental efficiency, and design optimal alternative food redistribution systems.
  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.
  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.
  Writing the First World War at Britain’s Margins - SACI0006
  Dr A Frayn, Dr S Lyall
Applications accepted all year round

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION. The First World War was a truly global conflict, despite the enduring attention paid to Western Front narratives representing allied powers.
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