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  How can forests help the UK move towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions?
  Dr C Scott, Dr S Arnold, Prof P Forster
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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In order to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial period, global carbon dioxide emissions must reach net-zero by around the middle of the 21st century and become negative thereafter [1].
  Abundance within species’ ranges: understanding species’ responses to environmental change
  Dr F Schrodt, Prof R Field
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Accelerated climate change and environmental degradation make it necessary to improve our understanding of, and ability to predict, species’ responses to environmental change.
  Managing the Impact of Recovering Mobile Predators on Endangered Birds Through Prey Switching: A Field Experiment in a Habitat Restoration Landscape in the Cairngorms
  Prof X Lambin, Dr A Payo-Payo, Dr C Sutherland, Mr K Kortland
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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The restoration of ecosystems is being implemented in large areas in Scotland with the goal of reinstating lost biodiversity and ecosystem functions.
  The Significance of Macroalgal Detritus for Marine Food Webs and Blue-Carbon Sequestration
  Prof U Witte, Prof W Austin, Dr P Smith
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Marine plants draw down CO2, and in a world of rising atmospheric CO2 levels carbon sinks in vegetated coastal ecosystems can sequester CO2 on geological time scales and are now referred to as ‘Blue Carbon’.
  KESS2 Scholarship: Climate hardening of tree saplings for outdoor planting.
  Dr D Gwynn-Jones
Application Deadline: 22 November 2019

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A major economic barrier to establishing spruce propagation is the high level of mortality incurred when transplanting juvenile tree saplings from the glasshouse or field back into the field environment.
  Consequences of biases in representation of drivers of change in evidence synthesis for environmental decision-making and stewardship
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr H Wheeler
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  Research Masters. KESS2 Scholarship:A hydrological modelling toolkit to enhance flood management and infrastructure decisions in Gwynedd County, Wales
  Dr S Patil
Application Deadline: 1 February 2020

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Flood risk mitigation is a major societal challenge and will be increasingly important in the future due to climate change threats.
  Funded Arts and Humanities Studentships at Northumbria University via the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership

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Funded Arts and Humanities Studentships at Northumbria University via the Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership.
  Geography: Fully Funded Royal Society and Swansea University PhD Scholarship: Climate-related tree health and their role in the carbon balance
  Dr JA Rosette
Application Deadline: 30 November 2019

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Climate-related tree health and their role in the carbon balance. Understanding the effects of climate and associated vegetation condition and stress on carbon fluxes across a western European latitudinal gradient.
  Predicting the future: the paradox of transgenerational non-genetic inheritance in evolution (MAKLAKOVUBIO20ARIES)
  Dr A Maklakov, Prof T Chapman, Dr S Immler
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND. Parental environments can affect offspring performance over many generations.
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