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  ONE Planet DTP - Exploring human-climate interactions in the wider Caucasus region during the Mid-to-Late Holocene (Ref: OP202010)
  Dr V Ersek
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The Caucasus Mountains and neighbouring Anatolia are thought to be one of the key localities in the development of modern human societies.
  Fibrous minerals in the environment – occurrence, longevity and risk to human health.
  Dr D Bullen, Dr A Gibson, Dr M Fowler
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD to commence in October 2020. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Science and Health, and will be supervised by Dr Bullen, Dr Gibson and Dr Fowler.
  Geography PhD opportunities

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For more than 125 years, The University of Manchester has produced globally excellent geographical research. When you undertake your PhD with us you'll be integrated into our research ethos and practices, which aim to produce both theoretically significant and policy-relevant contributions to geographical knowledge.
  SCENARIO - The domestication of Amazon rainforests by pre-Columbian societies
  Dr F Mayle, Dr JS Singarayer
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The extent to which pre-Columbian (pre-AD1492) human societies transformed Amazonia from a virgin wilderness into a domesticated landscape is one of the most contentious debates in tropical ecology.
  QUADRAT DTP: Exploring the potential of multi-tissue sulphur and strontium isotope analysis and isoscape modelling to reconstruct past faunal movements
  Dr K Britton, Dr N Ogle
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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The reconstruction of the lifetime movements of archaeological animals can provide us with unique perspectives on past human societies and – when involving wild species – can also provide valuable insights into ancient ecosystems.
  QUADRAT DTP: PALLADIA: ParAíba do suL deLtA seDImentary dynAmics
  Dr R Flood, Dr C North
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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Approximately half a billion people live on or near deltas, often in megacities with deltas understood as sensitive environments under pressure.
  Informing Design of Novel Materials for Drug Pollution Remediation through Molecular Modelling
  Dr V Erastova
Applications accepted all year round

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Summary. In this project, molecular modeling will be used to bring atomic-level understanding to the retention and release of contaminants by soils.
  QUADRAT DTP CASE: The interaction between carbonates, igneous intrusions and CO2 in the ocean system
  Dr D Muirhead, Dr K O'Driscoll
Application Deadline: 22 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.
  Understanding current and future impacts of public water supply on macronutrient cycles around the world
  Mr M Ascott, Dr B Surridge
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Globally, huge investment is made in infrastructure to obtain, process and distribute clean water to human society. These public water supply (PWS) processes also alter the movement of a wide range of chemical elements within the Earth system.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Nuclear Energy Futures

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Applications are invited for four-year fully-funded PhD studentships starting in October 2019 at either Imperial College London, University of Cambridge, University of Bristol, The Open University or Bangor University.
  Bridging the gap between environment and health – exposure assessment of potentially harmful agents in soil
  Dr P Hooda
Applications accepted all year round

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Our current understanding of soil exposure in the UK population is extremely limited. The current risk assessment paradigm makes large assumptions based on very uncertain data to estimate direct exposures via soil ingestion or dust inhalation.
  ONE Planet DTP - Palaeoenvironmental investigation into the origin of the domesticated landscapes of southwestern Amazonia (Ref: OP202026)
  Dr B Whitney
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Contrary to popular conceptions, the Amazon was not a pristine landscape prior to European arrival, but contained large human populations that created complex landscape management systems for the production of food and industrial crops.
  ONE Planet DTP - Reconstructing climate and ancient landscapes in the Maya Mountains, Belize, using tropical land snails (Ref: OP20318)
  Dr O Kwiecien
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Project Description. A range of palaeoclimate records document Holocene climate change in the ancient Maya region. The extent to which these changes influenced the ancient Maya civilisation is hotly debated.
  QUADRAT DTP: Can pollutant transfer through benthic elasmobranch food-chains be related to their feeding ecology?
  Prof A Meharg, Dr C S Jones
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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A range of pollutants tend to biomagnify through marine food-chains, causing problems both for the health of top predators, and for humans that consume them.
  QUADRAT DTP: The impacts of climate change and extreme weather events on cyanobacteria blooms in lakes
  Dr H Roe, Dr A Douglas
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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There has been an increased awareness in recent years of the problems associated with harmful cyanobacteria algal blooms (cyanoHABs) in freshwater systems.
  Effects of atmospheric Nitrogen pollution on Soil Carbon Storage and greenhouse gas emission from forests soils.
  Dr S Ullah, Dr L Hamilton
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Conservation of forest ecosystems support a range of vital functions including providing habitat to wildlife, regulation of water resources and capturing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) for long-term storage in soils and in biomass.
  Rivers of the dammed: how should beavers fit and function in UK landscapes?
  Dr S Dixon, Dr J Larsen, Prof V Gauci
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Beavers are one of nature’s most prolific “ecosystem engineers”, able to radically reshape river systems and the surrounding landscape, through their unique ability to build dams and alter the flow of water, sediment, and nutrients.
  Quantifying temperature change in the sub-Antarctic (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr B.D.A. Naafs, Dr A Gallego-Sala, Dr S Roberts
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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To view the full pdf version of this studentship opportunity please follow this link. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/media-library/sites/chemistry/documents/NAAFS%20-%20Quantifying%20temperature%20change%20in%20the%20sub-Antarctic.pdf.
  Arctic climate extremes: the role of changing interactions between atmospheric modes (MARSHALLUBAS20ARIES)
  Dr G Marshall, Prof I Renfrew, Dr S Hosking, Dr J Jones
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND. During the past few decades the Arctic has experienced the greatest warming on Earth. the resultant sea ice loss, permafrost melting and snow cover changes have affected the regional hydrology, ecosystems and indigenous peoples.
  Molecular Modeling for Design of Biochar Materials
  Dr V Erastova
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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The project brings molecular modeling into biochar research, providing atomistic details to the key properties of biochar, and through this enabling the informed design and optimization of biochar for desirable functionality.
  Quantifying the contribution of enhanced carbonate weathering to Earth system resilience. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Prof T Lenton
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Tim Lenton, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Will continental carbonates produce less or more deposition as we move into the Anthropocene?
  Dr M Rogerson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Understanding future climate, and understanding carbon sequestration strategies, requires that we enhance our understanding of how carbon behaves in the Earth System.
  Herbivore and mycorrhizal mediation of carbon cycling in heather moorlands
  Dr S M Sait, Prof K. Field, Prof P Chapman
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The multiple drivers of environmental change, such as climate change and pollution, have led to widespread negative impacts on ecosystem functioning and services that are critical for human well-being.
  Understanding controls on peat formation in the Congo basin (CENTA2-SGGE2-BOOM)
  Dr A Boom, Prof S Page, Dr S Sjögersten
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Tropical peatlands are dense, long-term stores of carbon (C) that are vital components of global C soil-atmosphere exchange processes.
  Can enhanced weathering provide an effective climate change mitigation strategy?
  Dr C Pearce, Dr G Andrews, Prof R James
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Anthropogenic inputs of carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere are the primary cause of global warming.
  Determining Earth’s Volatile Cycling using Machine Learning
  Dr C Rychert, Dr T Henstock
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Earth’s volatile cycle is fundamental to human existence on the planet. However, precise constraints on this system have proved challenging.
  Microplastic hotspots on the deep seafloor: Investigating the role of seafloor currents in microplastic transport and accumulation
  Dr M Clare, Prof A Cundy, Dr A Horton, Dr I Kane
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. There is growing concern about the impact of plastic pollution (particularly microplastics) on ocean ecosystems and human health[1].
  Quantifying Hydrothermal Exchanges between Seawater and the Lower Oceanic Crust: Evidence from the Oman Drilling Project
  Prof D Teagle, Dr B Thornton, Dr R.M. Coggon, Dr J Matter
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Thermal and chemical exchanges between the oceans and the oceanic crust during hydrothermal circulation at mid-ocean ridges exert major controls on the chemistry of seawater.
  Quantifying Variations in Hydrothermal Contributions to the Oceans:Scaling from drill core observations to global models
  Dr R.M. Coggon, Prof D Teagle, Dr B Thornton
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Ocean chemistry reflects a dynamic balance between riverine inputs, biological processing, sediment burial, and hydrothermal exchanges with ocean crust.
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