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  NERC-funded PhD studentships: Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time.
  NERC-funded PhD studentships: Departments of Chemical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering, Engineering Imperial College London

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time.
  NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship: Linking large-scale oceanic and atmospheric forcings to local scale flooding via machine learning
  Dr T Kjeldsen
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (GW4+ DTP).
  Near Real-Time Multiscale Hybrid Surface Water Flooding Risk Forecasting. PhD in Engineering (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr A Chen
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Albert Chen, Department of Engineering, Centre for Water Systems, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  EPSRC Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment
Application Deadline: 13 December 2019

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We're looking for the world's brightest minds to join us in developing cutting edge research and solutions to the environmental and engineering challenges facing the offshore wind industry.
  EPSRC Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment
Application Deadline: 13 December 2019

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We're looking for the world's brightest minds to join us in developing cutting edge research and solutions to the environmental and engineering challenges facing the offshore wind industry.
  GW4 FRESH CDT PhD Studentship: Assessing the microbial contamination of freshwater systems by wastewater treatment plants using phage microbial source tracking
  Dr A Lanham
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Freshwater Biosciences and Sustainability (GW4 FRESH CDT) which is offering up to 14 studentships to start in September 2020.
  GW4 FRESH CDT PhD Studentship: Chemical and ecological effects of combined sewer overflows on rivers
  Prof J Hofman
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Freshwater Biosciences and Sustainability (GW4 FRESH CDT) which is offering up to 14 studentships to start in September 2020.
  GW4 FRESH CDT PhD Studentship: Chlorine reduction wetlands
  Dr J Wenk
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Freshwater Biosciences and Sustainability (GW4 FRESH CDT) which is offering up to 14 studentships to start in September 2020.
  Green, Sustainable and Disruptive Supply Chains
  Prof J Bryson, Dr A Qamar
Application Deadline: 17 November 2019

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Automotive companies and their supply chains are experiencing disruptive innovation. Mainstream and niche automotive firms (JCB) are developing ‘greener’ vehicles combined with developments in sustainable manufacturing processes (i.e.
  EPSRC Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment
Application Deadline: 13 December 2019

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We're looking for the world's brightest minds to join us in developing cutting edge research and solutions to the environmental and engineering challenges facing the offshore wind industry.
  Delta dynamics: lessons from the Chao Phraya
  Prof N Dodd, Dr R Briganti
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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River deltas occupy about 0.6% of the Earth’s surface area, but contain 4% of the world’s population (about 300,000,000 people). They are also frequently highly fertile, due to the capture of sediment from upstream, and are unique environments that are important for species biodiversity.
  EPSRC Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment
Application Deadline: 13 December 2019

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PhD Type

We're looking for the world's brightest minds to join us in developing cutting edge research and solutions to the environmental and engineering challenges facing the offshore wind industry.
  Understanding and exploiting stoichiogenomics to harness reactive nitrogen in sustainable food production systems
  Dr M Doherty, Dr Katherine Duncan
Application Deadline: 13 December 2019

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Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production sector in the world, however global aquaculture needs to double in size over the next decade to keep pace with the ever-rising demand for quality protein.
  Rivers of the dammed: how should beavers fit and function in UK landscapes?
  Dr S Dixon, Dr J Larsen, Prof V Gauci
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Beavers are one of nature’s most prolific “ecosystem engineers”, able to radically reshape river systems and the surrounding landscape, through their unique ability to build dams and alter the flow of water, sediment, and nutrients.
  Nutrigenomics and the resilience of bees in a changing climate
  Dr J Gilbert
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Ecosystem stability and global food security depend upon healthy populations of bees, our foremost pollinators. Bees provide pollination services worth hundreds of billions of pounds annually.
  Past and future ocean productivity: Using ancient extinction crises to inform how we respond to today’s threats
  Dr D Bond
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The World’s ocean ecosystems may change fundamentally in the next few centuries due to the severe threats posed by present-day human activities which together are changing natural systems like never before.
  Will continental carbonates produce less or more deposition as we move into the Anthropocene?
  Dr M Rogerson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Understanding future climate, and understanding carbon sequestration strategies, requires that we enhance our understanding of how carbon behaves in the Earth System.
  The global carbon cycle budget imbalance
  Dr A Rap, Dr D Spracklen
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This project will use state-of-the-art models to investigate the extent to which improved representation of biosphere-atmosphere processes reduces the global carbon cycle budget imbalance.
  SCENARIO - Enhancing forecasting flood inundation mapping through data assimilation
  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
  Prof S L Dance, Dr D Mason
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Flooding is major risk for lives and livelihoods around the world. In Europe alone, the annual cost due to flood damage is expected to rise to 100 billion EUR by the year 2080, due to a combination of climate change and socio-economic growth.
  SCENARIO - Love isn’t in the air: Assessing how air pollution interrupts insect sex pheromone signalling
  Dr R Girling
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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As humans, the dominant sense with which we perceive the world is vision, in contrast many insects rely upon odours to perceive and interact with their environment.
  SCENARIO - Soil microbial carbon metabolism for climate positive soils
  Dr E J Shaw, Dr M Redmile-Gordon, Dr R Griffiths
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Soils are essential to human well-being because they perform multiple functions that underpin the provision of ecosystem services that sustain life and regulate climate.
  SCENARIO - A multi-scale modelling approach to bring urban climate and weather into built environment
  Dr Z Luo, Prof S Grimmond
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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With rapid global urbanization, more than 50% population now live in cities, and it will be projected to be 70% by 2050. Our living environment is exposed to overheating risk due to the combination of climate extreme, i.e., heatwave and urban heat island.
  SCENARIO - Occurrence and fate of microplastics in freshwater systems
  Dr D Lapworth, Dr T Bond, Dr M Felipe-Sotelo, Dr D Read
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Microplastics pollution is a global problem and can enter freshwater systems from a variety of sources, including sewage effluent.
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