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  Hot stuff? Evaluating the human exposure hazard presented by land contaminated with organic flame retardants
  Prof S J Harrad, Dr M Abdallah
Applications accepted all year round

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Chemical flame retardants (FRs) such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and chlorinated organophosphates (e.g. tris (2-chloroisopropyl)phosphate – TCIPP) have been used extensively in a wide range of applications worldwide.
  Determining how ancient human societies and historic climate change have shaped Egypt’s mammalian fauna and its implications for our understanding of the links between people and the environment
  Dr J Bro-Jorgensen, Prof CD Thomas, Dr S Snape
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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We are seeking a PhD student to research how the mammalian fauna of Egypt have been altered by human activities and climate change over the past 10,000yrs, and what this can tell us about interactions between the environment and society and their role in the development of human culture.
  Flood and drought assessment in a human-dominated water cycle
  Dr C Rouge
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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This is an ideal project for a resourceful and driven individual. The successful candidate will develop and hone first-rate analytical, computational and communication skills that will enable them to choose their subsequent career path, whether in academia or industry.
  Transmission of HEV: risk from the environment and waste water in Scotland
  Dr C Hunter, Dr C Crossan, Prof L Scobie
Applications accepted all year round

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SCEBE-19-027. In Scotland, the number of Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections are increasing yearly, since 2011 laboratory confirmed cases have increased 15-fold.
  Blue carbon and ecosystem functioning in mangroves under pressure. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr B van Maanen
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Barend van Maanen, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Forest degradation and ecosystem services in tropical montane forests. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr TR Feldpausch
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Ted Feldpausch, University of Exeter, Department of Geography, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors. Prof Toby Pennington, Department of Geography, University of Exeter.
  OUR CHANGING OCEANS: data science and the marine carbon cycle. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr U Schuster
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Ute Schuster, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Understanding extinction risk in the Anthropocene
  Dr M Gonzalez-Suarez
Applications accepted all year round

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We live in a humanized world in which even the most remote areas have been affected by the actions of our species. Human impacts have caused a widespread loss of biodiversity, to the point that we have likely entered the sixth mass extinction event on Earth, the first primarily caused by humans.
  Scale dependency of benthic biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in the North Sea
  Dr J Godbold, Prof M Solan
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Marine ecosystems and the societal services they support are currently experiencing dramatic alterations due to direct and indirect human impacts such as overfishing, pollution, habitat modification and anthropogenic climate change.
  Understanding variation in marine protected areas: a spatio-temporal study of species richness and oceanographic patterns across the Galápagos Islands
  Dr M Rius, Dr A Forryan
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Human impacts across the world’s oceans are causing profound changes in ecosystem structure and species distributions. Understanding such ecosystem-wide changes requires a comprehensive baseline that can be widely used to track, manage and minimise perturbations.
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