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  PhD Scholarship in Neuroecology - Investigating the neural bases of animal behaviour in the context of its habitat and ecology.
  Prof S P Collin
Applications accepted all year round

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Our Research Laboratory lies at the intersection of two major fields of biology (Neurobiology. the study of the nervous system, and Ecology.
  Ecology and behaviour of urban wildlife
  Dr P J Baker
Applications accepted all year round

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The construction and development of urban areas is a relatively recent phenomenon. Urbanisation does, however, impose a range of advantages and disadvantages for biological organisms and which can bring them into conflict with humans.
  Isotope fractionation as a tool for evaluating the behaviour of Cd and Zn in contaminated soils
  Research Group: Environmental and Isotope Geochemistry Group
  Prof M Komárek
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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The use of Cd and Zn isotopes is a powerful and novel tool for tracing the fate of these pollutants in the environment.
  Lloyd’s Register Foundation PhD studentship: Understanding the fate of nano and microplastics in aquatic environments.
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr K Spencer, Dr A BUSHBY
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Nano and microplastics are entering the aquatic environment from numerous sources and have been found throughout the aquatic environment in both fresh and marine waters and sediment.
  Machine learning based movement tracking from Internet-of-Things [IoT] devices to better understand the link between human behaviour and environmental stressors in cities
  Research Group: Atmospheric Science
  Dr D Topping, Prof J Evans
Applications accepted all year round

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The population in cities around the world is growing. Eighty-five per cent of humanity – some nine billion people - will live in cities by the end of this century.
  Environmentally induced epigenetic effects in a fish
  Dr P J Watt
Applications accepted all year round

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Animals may be exposed to a wide range of environmental stimuli over the course of their development, some of which may be harmful, such as pollutants, and these may subsequently affect their behaviour and/or physiology and that of their offspring.
  PhD in the Evolutionary Ecology of Mating Systems
  Dr S Campbell
Applications accepted all year round

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Mating and breeding systems govern a wide range of evolutionary processes in plants and animals, including gene flow, genetic variation, and the strength of natural selection.
  Mate choice, and mate choice copying in cuttlefish
  Research Group: Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC)
  Dr G Cooke, Dr S Mowles
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/behavioural-ecology.
  Antimony geochemistry and iron cycling in soil systems
  Prof E Burton
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Expressions of interest are invited for a PhD position in the Environmental Geochemistry & Mineralogy group of Prof Ed Burton at Southern Cross University, Australia.
  Enabling Effective Transdisciplinary Working with the Automotive Sector
  Prof LBN Newnes
Applications accepted all year round

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Over the past few decades transdisciplinarity (TD) has been the subject of increased discourse in the context of large, complex, ill-defined, ‘wicked’ problems.
  A Comparative Study of Metallic Ions in the Atmospheres of Earth and Mars
  Prof J Plane
Applications accepted all year round

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Metals are injected into planetary atmospheres by the ablation of interplanetary dust particles. The major species (Fe, Mg and Na) exist as atoms and ions that are excellent tracers of dynamics and chemistry.
  Earthworms and sustainable agriculture
  Dr P J Watt
Applications accepted all year round

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Worldwide, soils are in a poor state, through erosion, compaction and the loss of organic carbon, and so it is essential that we manage them in order to maintain the productivity of agricultural land.
  PhD in Ecology and Environment: how ecosystems, and the species they contain, respond to environmental change and how to reduce and mitigate adverse impacts
  Dr C Voigt
Applications accepted all year round

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Environmental change threatens biodiversity, altering ecosystem processes and provision of ecosystem services. These environmental change pressures are accelerating due to growing human populations and accompanying climate change, land use, pollution and invasive species.
  Population ecology in a changing world.
  Dr D Childs
Applications accepted all year round

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We invite applications for a PhD in the area of population ecology and demographic modelling. Our research tackles problems at the pure and applied ends of the spectrum.
  Welfare and stress related effects in laboratory-reared fishes
  Dr P J Watt
Applications accepted all year round

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There has been much interest in the rearing conditions of both commercial and laboratory fishes and the welfare implications of these.
  Novel Approaches to Engaging Land Managers in Monitoring the Impact of Agri-Environment-Climate Schemes
  Dr K Prager, Prof S Redpath
Applications accepted all year round

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Agri-environment-climate schemes (AECS) are a voluntary policy mechanism to incentivise and compensate farmers for undertaking environmental measures as part of their land management.
  CO2 catalytic conversion into fuels and fuel-precursors using biomass-derived H-donors - LEVERHULME
  Dr I Graca, Dr C Fernandez-Martin
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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This experimental project will deal with the global challenge of mitigating CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, by using CO2 as a raw-material to produce fuels and fuel-precursors.
  Raindrops, pesticides, and oil spills – droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces
  Dr P D Hicks, Dr Y Tanino
Applications accepted all year round

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Droplet interactions with porous and textured surfaces play a crucial role in many important physical processes including the spraying of plant leaves with…
  Social impacts of decision-making processes under wildlife conservation conflicts in Scotland
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr H Wheeler, Dr N Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG), Global Sustainability Institute (GSI). https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  Improving cane crop resilience by overcoming the legacy effects on photosynthesis during the recovery from short-term combined stresses
  Dr M Else, Dr A Simkin, Prof T Lawson
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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REFERENCE. CTP_FCR_2020_9. Supervisors. Dr Mark Else (NIAB EMR), Dr Andrew Simkin (NIAB EMR), Prof Tracy Lawson (University of Essex).
  Optimising photosynthetic performance, marketable yields and berry quality using blue light
  Prof T Lawson, Dr A Simkin, Dr M Else
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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REFERENCE. CTP_FCR_2020_10. Supervisors. Prof Tracy Lawson (University of Essex), Dr Andrew Simkin (NIAB EMR), Dr Mark Else (NIAB EMR).
  New experimental constraints on atmospheric Hg red-ox reactions.
  Dr M Horvat
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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The main objective is to understand aqueous Hg red-ox mechanisms and rates from an experimental perspective.
  [EPSRC - iCASE] Microbe – radionuclide interactions in legacy nuclear waste systems
  Prof J Lloyd, Prof K Morris, Prof S Shaw, Dr L Natrajan
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent work in the Geomicrobiology Group at the University of Manchester has shown that microorganisms can have a controlling impact on the speciation (and hence mobility) of key radionuclides in a broad range of natural and engineered systems.
  Integrated mathematical modelling and experimental research into interactions between microorganisms
  Dr J U Kreft
Applications accepted all year round

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Our group aims to combine theoretical & experimental approaches to understand major problems in the ecology and evolution of microbes.
  Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs

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The University of Lethbridge – School of Graduate Studies. Located where the Rocky Mountains meet Alberta's Prairies, the University of Lethbridge is one of Canada's leading universities and research institutions.
  EPSRC PhD studentship in: Evaluating the Public Health Risks of Urban Flooding Events
  Dr I Douterelo, Dr JD Shucksmith, Dr H Jensen
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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EPSRC PhD studentship in. Evaluating the Public Health Risks of Urban Flooding Events. 3.5-years tax-free stipend of £15,000 per year and all tuition fees paid.
  EPSRC PhD Studentship in: The Future of Hydraulic Water Network Design to Manage Discolouration Risk
  Dr PS Husband
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Water Centre in collaboration with United Utilities and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Infrastructure and Resilience.
  CMEES-WEEG-574: Urban light pollution: understanding impacts on aquatic environments
  Dr A Vowles, Dr P Kemp
Application Deadline: 20 August 2020

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The world has undergone wide-scale urbanisation in recent decades. From 1950-2018 the number of people living in cities grew from 30% to 55%, and this value is projected to increase to 68% by 2050.
  Developing methods for extracting high added-value compounds from urban waste streams
  Dr E Katsou
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Applications are invited from enthusiastic individuals for EU funded full time PhD studentship with skills, knowledge and/or experience in one or more of the specialist areas listed below.
  Multivariate flood risk analysis under uncertainty and nonstationarity
  Dr Y Fan
Applications accepted all year round

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Flood risk inference would generally be influenced by a number of factors (e.g. data availability, model selection), which lead to extensive uncertainty in risk inferences.
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