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Environmental Science (plastic) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Using psychology to tackle the problem of waste plastic
  Dr C Wood, Dr T Webb
Applications accepted all year round

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Waste plastic can have a devastating effect on the environment, threatening the biodiversity of our oceans and introducing micro-plastics into the food chain.
  The management of marine plastics
  Prof Paul Lant, Prof B Laycock
Applications accepted all year round

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Plastics pollution in our oceans is a wicked problem.
  SCENARIO - Occurrence and fate of microplastics in freshwater systems
  Dr D Lapworth, Dr T Bond, Dr M Felipe-Sotelo, Dr D Read
Application Deadline: 31 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.
  ONE Planet DTP - From plastics to protein: The potential of entomodigestion to process waste plastics into low-carbon, low emission protein (OP20202)
  Dr D George
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The functional role of biological organisms as decomposers in natural systems is well studied, with bioremediation representing an anthropomorphised function of this key ecosystem service.
  ONE Planet DTP - Deep Sensing of Soil Signals from Sky (Ref: OP20214)
  Dr L Zhang
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Background. In our daily life such as in a crowded city, we may never notice minor changes every day which are possibly beyond our perceptible ranges.
  Microplastic-sediment interactions (MiPSi)
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr K Spencer, Prof G Wharton
Applications accepted all year round

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The accelerating global release of microplastics (mP) into the aquatic environment seems inevitable, with long-term consequences for water quality and biodiversity.
  Environmental degradation of plastics in coastal ecosystems
  Dr O Eyice, Dr K Spencer
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research-focused higher education institutions, a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities, and ranked joint 9th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
  Invisible Threats to Oceans (InTO): assessing the combined toxicity effects of emerging anthropogenic pollutants on microbial communities (SUPER DTP)
  Dr S Matallana-Surget, Dr T Gutierrez
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Emerging pollutants represent one of the main environmental concerns; they are defined as new contaminants produced by modern society that are not routinely monitored, but cause adverse ecological effects.
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