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Geography (information systems) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Field scale reconstruction of nineteenth century rural land use using first County Series OS maps and parish area books
  Prof N S Walford, Dr D Brown
Applications accepted all year round

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The project will explore agricultural land use change in mid-nineteenth century England, which was a period of relatively high prosperity and stability before the onset of an era of decline and depression from the early 1870s through to the twentieth century.
  Our Place Our Future: Developing and testing an integrated climate risk framework for heritage sites in Scotland.
  Dr K Crowley
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Climate change is not only threatening our future but destroying our past. Working with Historic Environment Scotland (HES) this project will examine the impacts to heritage sites in Scotland under future extreme climate risk scenarios.
  SCENARIO - Using satellite Earth Observation to assess the impact of migratory herdsmen on forest reserves in Nigeria (SAMFOR)
  Prof S Morse, Prof R Murphy, Prof I Roulstone
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The Fulani (or Fula) are a major group (38 to 40 million people) residing in many parts of West and Central Africa. Of that wider group, some 12 to 13 million are estimated to be migratory pastoralists.
  Flickering switches in the landscape: searching for tipping-points, system noise and bifurcation in Natural Flood Management catchments
  Prof T Coulthard
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Natural Flood Management (NFM) is an upcoming approach to managing flood risk in river basins – by modifying the hydrology through naturally sympathetic methods (such as small wooden dams, bunds and re-forestation).
  Climate Resilient Seed Systems in Africa
  Dr S Whitfield, Prof A Challinor, Dr S Kepinski
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Background. Crop breeding is a key area of investment in African agricultural development, as supported by the Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Platform and large donor funded programmes (such as those of the CGIAR and the BMGF) (Whitfield, 2015).
  John Oldacre Foundation PhD Studentships in the Sociology and Politics of Agriculture and Food Systems. Funded PhD opportunities.

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Primary Supervisor. -. Professor Matt Lobley. Secondary Supervisor. -. Professor Michael Winter.
  Making impact assessment relevant for the 21st century (BONDAU20SF)
  Dr A Bond
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The future of impact assessment (IA) (a mandated decision-support process in every country of the world) has to contend with global megatrends, including the fourth industrial revolution (Retief et al., 2016), that are set to change the face of the planet (Dusik et al., 2018).
  Making tiering in environmental assessment work (BONDA1U20SF)
  Dr A Bond
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) system is supposed to predict the effects of actions that might have significant impacts at all levels of decision-making, including policies, plans, programmes and projects.
  Disentangling landuse and climatic roles in sediment delivery to upland British lakes
  Dr H Sangster, Prof R Chiverell
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The studentship seeks to exploit existing datasets compiled at Liverpool for a series of catchments from around the UK and develop new sites to disentangle the competing roles of landuse and climate on sediment delivery to lakes.
  Digital nomads? Impacts of virtual working environments on hotel managers’ financial decision-making
  Dr N Haynes, Dr A Ali
Applications accepted all year round

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Traditionally speaking the view of the hotel general manager’s role was to act as “Mein Host” which suggested the need for a physical presence in the hotel.
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