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  Global Hg modelling to test scenarios and Hg reduction strategies.
  Dr N Pirrone
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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To develop modelling tools to simulate emission scenarios reflecting future Hg reduction policies on a global scale. To evaluate the impact of global emission changes in Europe.
  Modelling methylation and bio-accumulation of Hg in the marine environment.
  Dr C Schrum
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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To generate a better understanding of methylation and bio-accumulation of Hg in the marine environment and implement this into parametrizations for 3D oceanic ecosystem models; to enhance our understanding of Hg accumulation in the food chain; to improve the regional ocean-ecosystem model MECOSMO and its validation with new observational data.
  New experimental constraints on atmospheric Hg red-ox reactions.
  Dr M Horvat
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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PhD Type

The main objective is to understand aqueous Hg red-ox mechanisms and rates from an experimental perspective.
  Understanding atmospheric Hg redox transformations from novel field observations and 3D atmospheric Hg models.
  Dr Aurelien Dommergue
Application Deadline: 29 February 2020

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Atmospheric oxidation of the dominant emitted Hg(0) form is a key process whereby Hg from natural and anthropogenic sources is converted to more soluble and reactive Hg(II) species that will be deposited to ecosystems.
  Sexual differences in insect longevity: experimental and meta-analytic approaches
  Research Group: Insect Ecology Group
  Dr MK Knapp
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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Requirements. The candidate should have a strong background in evolutionary biology and/or insect life histories, have experience in R language (knowledge on meta-analytic tools are welcome), have at least basic experience with laboratory rearing of insects and be fluent in English.
  EPSRC PhD studentship in: Managing biofilms and disinfection residuals to protecting drinking water safety
  Prof J Boxall, Dr K Fish, Prof V Speight
Application Deadline: 17 April 2020

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A partnership between The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Water Centre and Scottish Water, as part of the Water Infrastructure and Resilience EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training.
  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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PhD Type

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.
  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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PhD Type

Research Group. Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/behavioural-ecology.
  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.
  Global Cd and Pb signal in the Pan-Arctic - Influence of local and distant sources
  Research Group: Environmental and Isotope Geochemistry Group
  Prof V Chrastný, Prof M Komárek
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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In this project, we propose to define Cd, Pb isotope signals dominating in the Northern Hemisphere and its historical development.
  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.
  Revisiting the use of sewage sludge in agriculture and the role of emerging pollutants
  Research Group: Environmental and Isotope Geochemistry Group
  Assoc Prof M Vítková, Prof M Komárek
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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Sewage sludge has been commonly used for improving the nutrient status of agricultural soils. The development of various advanced analytial techniques has identified new risks associated with the so-called "emerging pollutants".
  The use of nano zerovalent Fe for soil remediation - geochemical and toxicological approach
  Research Group: Environmental and Isotope Geochemistry Group
  Prof M Komárek
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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Besides other fields, engineered nanoparticles are becoming perspective materials in environmental management, either through prevention or treatment and remediation of contaminated sites.
  Hydrological and climate variability research
  Dr M Hanel, Dr I Markonis, Dr P Maca
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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The Hydrological and Climate Variability Research Group of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Faculty of Environmental Sciences) seeks a PhD student.
  Functional nanoparticles for plant systems (EPS2020/37)
  Dr HHP Yiu
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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This project is aimed to develop nanoparticle-based reagent for delivery of bioactive molecules to plants. Food shortage is likely to be a major concern in the next decade if the global population grows at the current rate.
  Magnetic molecular imprinted polymers (MMIP) for detecting biohazard pollutants (EPS2020/35)
  Dr HHP Yiu
Application Deadline: 28 February 2020

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PhD Type

This project is aimed to develop MMIP for binding and detecting harmful biomolecules in the environment. Biohazard pollutants are health concerns but they are usually at a very low concentration that many conventional monitoring techniques are inefficient.
  PhD Studentship in Environmental Engineering
  Dr S Cotterill
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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The impact of urbanisation on the hydrological cycle is both well-known and likely to be exacerbated through climate change. Historically, stormwater has been viewed as a quantity problem.
  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.
  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.
  EPSRC PhD Studentship in: Determining the impact of developing a 24/7 supply of drinking water on assets, communities and the environment in Nepal?
  Dr R Collins, Prof V Speight
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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PhD Type

The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Water Centre in collaboration with The Beacon Project and the Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Infrastructure and Resilience.
  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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PhD Type

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.
  School of Geography and Sustainable Development PhD Studentship Competition 2020

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The School of Geography and Sustainable Development (SGSD) is delighted to announce the 2020 PhD Studentship Competition. Two fully funded PhD scholarships are available to join the School's vibrant research community.
  Investigation of the utility of a commercial scale Integrated Multi-trophicAquaculture (IMTA) system with salmon, shellfish and seaweed
  Dr T Telfer, Dr S Carboni
Application Deadline: 16 March 2020

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PhD Type

There is a clear need to address environmental issues linked to coastal finfish aquaculture. Consensus amongst academics & regulators suggests that IMTA has the potential to improve profitability & reduce environmental impact of finfish aquaculture.
  Mapping temporal change of biodiversity at local, regional, and continental scales
  Dr PK Keil
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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PhD Type

We likely face an unprecedented global change of biodiversity caused by humans, which includes species extinctions and invasions over large geographic extents.
  Ecology and Management of Grassland
  Prof VP Pavlu
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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PhD Type

The research group Ecology and Management of Grassland is seeking a highly motivated PhD student to join their international research team which is based at Grassland Research Station in Liberec.
  Reducing the negative impact of agricultural drought by applying biochar to soil
  Research Group: Environmental and Isotope Geochemistry Group
  Dr L Trakal, Dr VS Sipek, Assoc Prof MP Pohorely
Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

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PhD Type

This topic offers a multidisciplinary solution to currently highlighted issues such as drought, sustainable agriculture, limitation of nutrient leakage from soil, and also reducing CO2 emissions into the air.
  Credibility of Predictions of Reactor Core Condition
  Prof EA Patterson
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Typically, about 20% of the UK’s electricity is supplied from nuclear power-stations [http://gridwatch.co.uk/] which are operated by EDF.
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