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  SCENARIO - Sensors for real-time monitoring of drinking water quality and treatment processes
  Dr D Lapworth, Dr T Bond
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Inactivation of pathogens with chlorine is an essential part of drinking water treatment. However, chlorine also generates harmful disinfection by-products from reactions with natural organic matter (NOM).
  Developing new laser-based instruments to characterise optical properties of aerosol particles from road traffic
  Dr K Manfred, Dr D Carslaw
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Road traffic remains among the most significant sources of particulate matter (PM) pollution in the UK. With the decline in tailpipe emissions, non-exhaust sources – including resuspended road dust and tyre and brake friction – of PM are becoming increasingly important.
  Multiphase modelling of atmospheric chemistry
  Prof M Evans, Prof L J Carpenter
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This project will explore a new representation of multiphase atmospheric chemistry in a state-of-the-art chemical transport model, thus improving our ability to predict climate change and air quality.
  Understanding the changing sources of volatile organic compounds in the UK over the last two decades and implications for the future
  Dr J F Hamilton, Dr J Hopkins
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are emitted into the atmosphere from a wide variety of sources and can be anthropogenic (man-made) or biogenic (naturally produced) in origin.
  Understanding the impact of trace level sulfur dioxide on air pollution and climate
  Dr P Edwards, Dr J D Lee
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This project will use a newly developed laser induced fluorescence instrument to investigate the chemistry of sulphur dioxide (SO2) and its role in atmospheric particle formation.
  Fully-Funded PhDs in Environmental Science, 2020 Start Date

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INSPIRE (the Interdisciplinary Southampton Partnership for Investigators Researching the Environment) is a NERC-funded DTP providing a world-class multidisciplinary training environment to augment specialist skills gained during research.
  The influence of biogeochemistry and microbiology on Antarctic ice shelves
  Dr E Bagshaw, Dr A Jungblut, Prof I Hawes, Prof J L Wadham
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Project Background. Predicting the future behaviour of ice shelves is critical for understanding how Antarctica will respond to climate warming.
  Fully-Funded PhDs in Environmental Science, 2020 Start Date

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INSPIRE (the Interdisciplinary Southampton Partnership for Investigators Researching the Environment) is a NERC-funded DTP providing a world-class multidisciplinary training environment to augment specialist skills gained during research.
  Fully-Funded PhDs in Environmental Science, 2020 Start Date

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INSPIRE (the Interdisciplinary Southampton Partnership for Investigators Researching the Environment) is a NERC-funded DTP providing a world-class multidisciplinary training environment to augment specialist skills gained during research.
  13 PhD funded studentships at ONE Planet Doctoral Training Partnership

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These awards are for 3.5 years and include full UK/EU fees and a living allowance of £15,009 (based on the current UKRI rates).
  13 PhD funded studentships at ONE Planet Doctoral Training Partnership

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These awards are for 3.5 years and include full UK/EU fees and a living allowance of £15,009 (based on the current UKRI rates).
  The physics and biology of the ocean carbon sink: how air-sea interactions affect organic carbon uptake and sequestration in the Southern Ocean.
  Dr D Jones, Dr A Martin, Prof A Naveira-Garabato, Prof E Murphy
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. The water masses leaving the Southern Ocean form a major conduit of atmospheric carbon into the interior of the global ocean.
  Fully-Funded PhDs in Environmental Science, 2020 Start Date

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INSPIRE (the Interdisciplinary Southampton Partnership for Investigators Researching the Environment) is a NERC-funded DTP providing a world-class multidisciplinary training environment to augment specialist skills gained during research.
  The combined environmental health impact of microplastics, toxic algae & human pathogens
  Prof R Quilliam, Dr E Mackay, Dr P Hunter, Dr D Oliver
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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We are seeking a highly motivated individual to carry out PhD research in the fields of environmental pollution and water quality, microplastics and freshwater ecology.
  Microbial sunscreens for better life
  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
  Dr V Stavros, Dr C Corre
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Project Highlights. · To develop novel biosynthetic procedures for producing environment-friendly UV sunscreens. · To characterise UV sunscreens with state-of-the-art analytical (laser based) techniques.
  Designing protected areas networks that incorporate animal movement and habitat connectivity (FRANCOUENV20ARIES)
  Dr A Franco, Prof C Peres, Dr T Luisetti
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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BACKGROUND. The establishment of robust networks of protected areas is key to address biodiversity loss. Species that move between breeding and non-breeding sites are among those that are most challenging to protect.
  The influence of biogeochemical iron(III) reduction on contaminant dynamics in riparian systems
  Dr D Sapsford, Prof A Weightman
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Recent research has revealed the critical role that microbial reduction of iron oxides plays in nitrogen loss from riparian wetlands, soils and sediments.
  14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training

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14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training. Sustaining the World's freshwater ecosystems, while meeting the water demands of a growing population, will require a new brand of intellectually mobile and agile problem solvers.
  Understanding the ecological role of organic matter (OM) in urban freshwaters
  Dr D Read, Prof RP Evershed, Prof P Johnes, Mr J Bryden
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Organic matter (OM) is an essential component of freshwater ecosystems, fuelling the microbial food-web and primary production, influencing rates of greenhouse gas exchange with the atmosphere and changing water quality and ecosystem health through light attenuation.
  Understanding the role of phytochelatins in detoxifying toxic metal pollutants in invertebrate species
  Dr D Spurgeon, Dr J Bundy
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Research background and aims. Potentially toxic elements (PTEs, previously known as heavy metals) are some of the most important pollutants in UK freshwaters.
  14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training

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14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training. Sustaining the World's freshwater ecosystems, while meeting the water demands of a growing population, will require a new brand of intellectually mobile and agile problem solvers.
  14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training

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14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training. Sustaining the World's freshwater ecosystems, while meeting the water demands of a growing population, will require a new brand of intellectually mobile and agile problem solvers.
  Measurements of real-world pollutant emissions from London’s BT Tower
  Prof M Heal, Dr E Nemitz, Dr B Langford
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Background. Predictions of air quality, human health impacts, climate change and the development of the best mitigation options for air pollution all require a sound understanding of the emissions of the pollutants into the air.
  14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training

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14 fully funded studentships - an integrated approach to freshwater bioscience training. Sustaining the World's freshwater ecosystems, while meeting the water demands of a growing population, will require a new brand of intellectually mobile and agile problem solvers.
  Chemosensors for atmospheric peroxyl radical investigations (CAPRI)
  Dr T J Dillon, Dr A R Rickard, Dr V Chechik
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Atmospheric chemistry lies at the heart of a wide range of environmental issues of substantial societal and economic impacts.
  Environmental Exposure to Cannabinoids, Metabolites and Transformation
  Dr J B Sallach, Dr A Singer
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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The pharmaceutical and recreational use of cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, cannabinoids, are increasing as prohibitionary legislation has evolved in many countries throughout the world.
  Development of robust inhalation simulation procedures for measuring exposure to potentially harmful elements from soil particulates
  Dr J Wraggs, Dr K T Semple
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Human exposure to soil-dust can be climate driven in that airborne particulates can be transported (and deposited great distances from the point of origin) through the atmosphere by weather and climatic patterns.
  CO2 weathering of glacial till as nutrient source for Cryogenian biospheric oxygenation 720-635 million years ago (CO2-CryoBiophere)
  Dr E Chi Fru, Dr AC Smith, Dr E Bagshaw
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Project Background. It has been suggested that the release of glacial flour phosphate to the Neoproterozoic Ocean, 712-635 million years (Myr) ago, stimulated the Neoproterozoic Oxygenation Event (NOE) and emergence of photosynthetic eukaryotic algae to prominence.
  Microbial survival and activity in bentonite clay: relevance to the safety case for geological disposal of radioactive waste
  Dr H Sass, Dr S Gregory
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Project Background. The disposal of radioactive waste in geological disposal facilities (GDF) deep underground is being planned by several countries including the UK.
  Squeeze and mingle: understanding the role of deformation-driven melt transport in mid-ocean ridge magma chambers (Bay of Islands ophiolite, Newfoundland, Canada)
  Prof C MacLeod, Dr J Bedard, Dr C J Lissenberg, Dr I Parkinson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Project Background. We now realise our conceptual view of magma chambers as large melt bodies is outmoded. that they are instead predominantly melt-poor crystal mushes1.
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