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  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.
  QUADRAT DTP: New methods for the ’visualisation’ of dynamic and multi-dimensional data in Earth and environmental systems
  Dr C Bond, Prof J McKinley
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Digitalisation and large, multi-dimensional, dynamic data are now the main stay of Earth and Environmental Science, but how we visualise, handle, analyse and make decisions from these datasets is still a significant challenge.
  QUADRAT DTP: Trace element behaviour in surface environments on enriched shales, Britain and Ireland
  Prof J Parnell, Prof A Meharg
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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A critical aspect of environmental studies is the understanding of how trace elements are distributed in surface deposits where they can cause toxicity in the water supply, animals and foodstuffs.
  Earth observation for sustainable sugarcane production
  Dr D Simms, Dr P Burgess
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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Sugarcane production must address the challenge between the need to increase crop production and improve labour productivity whilst improving the efficiency of water and fertiliser use (Hess et al, 2016).
  Optimising fertilizer potassium and sulphur strategies for enhanced grassland nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions
  Dr I Casey, Dr P Forrestel, Dr J humphreys, Dr D Wall
Application Deadline: 14 February 2020

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Post summary. The PhD student will work within the dynamic research teams at Water Institute of Technology, the Environment Soil and Land-use Department at Teagasc Johnstown Castle and the Animal and Grassland Department at Teagasc Moorepark.
  Exploring relationships between Wild house mouse ecology and immunology
  Prof J Bradley
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding the causes of variability in the immune systems response underpins our knowledge of disease susceptibility, control of infectious diseases and ultimately, healthy aging.
  QUADRAT DTP: Improved pattern recognition in environmental signals using machine learning
  Dr A Gilligan, Dr M Karimirad
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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The identification of patterns in, and the classification of, different types of environmental signals is crucial for understanding the processes that generate them.
  Can we develop tools for securing Lawtonian landscape resilience?
  Dr R Corstanje, Prof J Harris
Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

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Lawton (2010) reviewed England’s biodiversity and ecological networks and concluded that biodiversity sites did not comprise a coherent and resilient ecological network, in the face of a changing climate and threats to biodiversity.
  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.
  Competitive PhD scholarship opportunities at the School of Anthropology and Conservation (SAC)

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The. School. has an international reputation for the. research. of its academic staff, many of whom are leaders in their respective fields.
  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.
  QUADRAT DTP: Global profiles of species declines and success in the era of climate change
  Dr D Pincheira-Donoso, Dr L Lancaster, Dr P Caplat, Dr D Hodgson
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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The alarming extinctions of species worldwide pose unprecedented challenges for wildlife and human wellbeing [1].
  QUADRAT DTP: Investigating the timing and causes of nitrogen cycle changes in Bronze Age Ireland
  Dr G Plunkett, Dr K Britton
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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A fundamental alteration in the nitrogen cycle during the Bronze Age in Ireland has been identified through isotope analysis of wild and domesticated faunal remains and attributed to intensified land management during this time (Guiry et al.
  KESS 2 East Scholarship: Strategies to reach zero carbon sheep and beef production on Welsh farms
  Prof D Chadwick, Dr D Styles
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Applications are invited for a three-year research PhD studentship that focuses on strategies to reach zero carbon beef and sheep production in Wales.
  KESS2 Scholarship: Utilising Earth Observational (EO) techniques and data sets to detect and monitor insect pest disturbance events.
  Dr R Valbuena
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

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Utilising Earth Observational (EO) techniques and data sets to detect and monitor insect pest disturbance events, impacts on tree health and rates of tree mortality within forest ecosystems.
  Fully funded PhD Scholarships in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

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Fully funded PhD Scholarship Opportunities, Potential immediate start. School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment. Scholarship opportunity's with immediate or early 2019 start for applicants with exceptional tertiary qualifications.
  ONE Planet DTP - CLIPI- Climate planning and implementations of infrastructures (OP20227)
  Dr O Heidrich
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Cities around the world and in the UK in particular develop local climate plans (Heidrich et al 2016; Reckien at al 2018). Yet, the success of these plans might only unfold when their aims and objectives in terms of climate actions are implemented – infrastructures are built (outcome).
  ONE Planet DTP - Microplastics in Soils: impact, detection and quantification (Ref: OP20247)
  Dr M Prendergast-Miller
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Project Description. Microplastic pollution is seemingly everywhere. From a human perspective, microplastic particles have been detected in our food and drink – potentially affecting our health.
  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.
  New Fluorometric Assays for Drug Discovery and Plankton Respiration (MUNOZMU20SCIO)
  Dr M Munoz-Herranz, Prof C Robinson
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

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Applications are welcome for this PhD project in the School of Chemistry to work in the research group of Dr María Paz Muñoz in collaboration with Dr María Marín (School of Chemsitr), Prof Robinson (School of Environmental Sciences) and Dr García-Martín (Nationa Oceanographic Centre).
  Isotopic fingerprints of novel sources and sinks for atmospheric nitrous oxide (N2O) (KAISERJU20SCIO)
  Prof J Kaiser, Dr P Suntharalingam
Application Deadline: 30 January 2020

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Nitrous oxide (N2O) is the third-most important anthropogenic greenhouse gas and the most important currently emitted ozone-depleting substance.
  A history of the future: Integrated Assessment Models and the evolution of climate change science and policy (MAHONY_UENV20AS)
  Dr M Mahony, Dr N Vaughn
Application Deadline: 2 March 2020

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This competition is open to UK and EU nationals only, subject to certain conditions. Apply to the University of East Anglia for a place to study by Monday 20 January 2020.
  SCENARIO - Enhancing forecasting flood inundation mapping through data assimilation
  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
  Prof S L Dance, Dr D Mason
Application Deadline: 31 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.
  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.
  QUADRAT DTP CASE: Is a trophic cascade framework useful for predicting the outcome of rewilding in plantation forests?
  Prof X Lambin, Dr P Caplat
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Rewilding is a novel approach to conservation that captures the public’s imagination and focuses on ecosystem processes rather than necessarily restoring a system to its antecedent state.
  QUADRAT DTP CASE: The interaction between carbonates, igneous intrusions and CO2 in the ocean system
  Dr D Muirhead, Dr K O'Driscoll
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Contact metamorphism of carbonaceous sedimentary rocks can lead to the release of significant volumes of gases, particularly CO2 and related fluids.
  QUADRAT DTP: Co-evolution of Earth and Life: are land plants good for coral reefs?
  Dr A Brasier, Dr J Sigwart
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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For the first four billion years of its history, the Earth was a fundamentally different planet to that which we know today. the only green covering on land (if any) was provided by mats of microbes.
  QUADRAT DTP: Is macroalgal carbon sequestration the ’elephant in the Blue Carbon room’ ?
  Prof U Witte, Dr K O'Driscoll
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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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’.
  QUADRAT DTP: Mitigating the impacts of environmental change on cultural heritage using drone-based survey techniques
  Dr G Noble, Dr P Gleeson
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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With the increasing effects of climate change, archaeological sites in coastal regions are increasingly under threat by coastal or fluvial erosion, melting permafrost or rising sea levels (Masselink and Russell 2013).
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