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  26 Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Environmental Research NERC

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The NERC Panorama DTP has around 24 fully funded studentships for October 2019 starters to study the science of the Earth's atmosphere and climate, Earth processes and the living world.
  26 Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Environmental Research NERC

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The NERC Panorama DTP has around 24 fully funded studentships for October 2019 starters to study the science of the Earth's atmosphere and climate, Earth processes and the living world.
  26 Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Environmental Research NERC

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PhD Type

The NERC Panorama DTP has around 24 fully funded studentships for October 2019 starters to study the science of the Earth's atmosphere and climate, Earth processes and the living world.
  Deconstructing the Falkland sediment drift – Implications for Patagonian Ice Sheet and Antarctic Circumpolar Current evolution during the Plio-Pleistocene. PhD in Geology (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr I Bailey
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr. Ian Bailey, Camborne School of Mines, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Fractionation of iron-titanium oxide minerals in mafic-ultramafic magmatic systems: Case studies from Greenland and South Africa.PhD in Geology (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr J Andersen
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Jens C. Andersen, Camborne School of Mines, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Impacts of weathering, redox cycling and microbial activity on the formation of kaolinite (china clay). PhD in Mining and Minerals Engineering (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr L Newsome
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Laura Newsome, Camborne School of Mines, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Quantifying Globally Significant Carbon Sequestration in Large River Systems. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Prof R Aalto
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Rolf Aalto, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  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.
  NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership

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 . We are now accepting applications for PhD projects commencing Autumn 2020 covering the full breadth of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences.
  NERC Doctoral Training Programme - Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP)

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) DTP is pleased to announce 14 NERC funded studentships starting in October 2020.
  NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership

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 . We are now accepting applications for PhD projects commencing Autumn 2020 covering the full breadth of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences.
  NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership

Funding Type

PhD Type

 . We are now accepting applications for PhD projects commencing Autumn 2020 covering the full breadth of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences.
  NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership

Funding Type

PhD Type

 . We are now accepting applications for PhD projects commencing Autumn 2020 covering the full breadth of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences.
  NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership

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 . We are now accepting applications for PhD projects commencing Autumn 2020 covering the full breadth of Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences.
  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.
  NERC GW4 DTP Projects 2020: (Changing Planet) Estimating greenhouse gas emissions using the next generation of satellite observations
  Dr A Ganesan
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Through the work in Bristol’s School of Geographical Sciences, Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) and the Met Office, the UK is world-leading in the estimation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using atmospheric data.
  Process Design for Efficient Metal Extraction from Concentrates (CENTA2-CHEM5-ABBO)
  Prof A P Abbott, Dr GRT Jenkin
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Traditional ore processing is generally carried out using either hydrometallurgy (high cost, low volume, reasonable selectivity) or pyrometallurgy (lower cost, high volume, low selectivity).
  Constraining mantle and crustal contributions to the Cretaceous Antarctic Peninsula Arc (CENTA2-SGGE17-BARR)
  Dr T Barry, Dr D J Smith, Dr P Leat, Dr J Smellie
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The poorly understood Antarctic Peninsula continental volcanic arc was active between Late Jurassic and Early Miocene times.
  Eruption source vents and subsidence patterns in exhumed caldera volcanoes, English Lake District (CENTA2-SGGE15-BRAN)
  Prof M J Branney, Dr J A Zalasiewicz, Dr T Barry
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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How explosive caldera volcanoes erupt and collapse is essential to understand some of the most catastrophic events that affect the Earth’s surface.
  Low temperature, rare earth element (REE) minerals in the Welsh Basin: applying micro-analytical techniques to the study of monazite formation (CENTA2-SGGE10-ZALA)
  Dr J A Zalasiewicz, Dr T Barry
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Large, long-lived, mud-dominated sedimentary basins are the sites of some of the most economically and societally-significant processes in geology, including the generation of oil and gas, and the formation of metallic mineral deposits.
  The Anthropocene geochemical footprint in the Great Barrier Reef (CENTA2-SGGE11-ZINK1)
  Prof J Zinke, Dr T Barry
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Many geo-ecosystems around the world are increasingly modified by Humans. Coral Reefs are no exception. Geologists are currently debating the formalisation of the term Anthropocene as a new chronostratigraphic geological unit.
  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.
  Multiphase modelling of atmospheric chemistry
  Prof M Evans, Prof L J Carpenter
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This project will explore a new representation of multiphase atmospheric chemistry in a state-of-the-art chemical transport model, thus improving our ability to predict climate change and air quality.
  Early evolution of the Palaeogene Mull volcano: An integrated volcanological, geochemical and geochronological approach
  Dr A Kerr, Dr D Brown, Dr I McDonald, Dr H Hughes
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Project Background. Volcanological and petrogenetic research in the various eroded volcanic centres of the North Atlantic Palaeogene Igneous Province (NAPIP) have greatly informed our understanding of processes in both caldera volcanoes and flood basalt magmatism (e.g., Gooday et al., 2018).
  The influence of biogeochemistry and microbiology on Antarctic ice shelves
  Dr E Bagshaw, Dr A Jungblut, Prof I Hawes, Prof J L Wadham
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Project Background. Predicting the future behaviour of ice shelves is critical for understanding how Antarctica will respond to climate warming.
  How ’orogenic’ is orogenic gold? Field-based study of the Scottish Grampian
  Dr T Torvela, Dr R Chapman, Dr D Morgan, Dr J Harvey
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Use a holistic approach, including a novel method of looking into gold particle characteristics, to distinguish between magmatic and orogenic (non-magmatic) sources for gold.
  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].
  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.
  CO2 weathering of glacial till as nutrient source for Cryogenian biospheric oxygenation 720-635 million years ago (CO2-CryoBiophere)
  Dr E Chi Fru, Dr AC Smith, Dr E Bagshaw
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Project Background. It has been suggested that the release of glacial flour phosphate to the Neoproterozoic Ocean, 712-635 million years (Myr) ago, stimulated the Neoproterozoic Oxygenation Event (NOE) and emergence of photosynthetic eukaryotic algae to prominence.
  Microbial survival and activity in bentonite clay: relevance to the safety case for geological disposal of radioactive waste
  Dr H Sass, Dr S Gregory
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Project Background. The disposal of radioactive waste in geological disposal facilities (GDF) deep underground is being planned by several countries including the UK.
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