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  Socio-ecological landscape dynamics in the headwaters of the Okavango. CASE partner: National Geographic Society
  Dr C Ryan, Dr K Dexter
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Summary. Using remote sensing and field work to understand the changing landscape and human use of the Okavango watershed in the highlands of Angola.
  Temporal and Spatial Carbon Cycle Dynamics of an Evolving Tropical Delta (IAPETUS 2 Project)
  Dr A Bass, Dr P Gulliver
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Deltas and associated wetlands are a relatively minor surface feature, comprising less than 4-6% of the terrestrial land area. However, deltas have a disproportionately critical role in carbon stocks and fluxes, a role that is subject to dynamic changes both natural and anthropogenic.
  Marine ecology and spatial planning for changing coral reef ecosystems
  Research Group: School of Biology
  Dr M Beger
Applications accepted all year round

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This is an open call for international or self-funded students who wish to develop their skill base in marine conservation science.
  Change in the ice speed and mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, from Earth Observation satellite data
  Dr A Hogg
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Satellite Earth Observation has revolutionized our understanding of the remote and inaccessible Polar Regions.
  How do smallholder farmers’ climate change adaptations impact upon local food safety and nutrition in Africa?
  Prof L Stringer, Prof Y Gong
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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There are approximately 33 million smallholder farms in sub-Saharan Africa, representing 80% of the region’s farms. Climate change has increasingly been highlighted as a major threat to smallholder production and food security, both globally and at the local scale.
  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.
  Abundance within species’ ranges: understanding species’ responses to environmental change
  Dr F Schrodt, Prof R Field
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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Accelerated climate change and environmental degradation make it necessary to improve our understanding of, and ability to predict, species’ responses to environmental change.
  Avalanche dynamics on desert dunes: Processes and drivers, from ancient to modern
  Dr J Nield, Dr R Ewing, Dr M Baddock
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Avalanching is responsible for wind-blown dune migration on Earth and Mars and because avalanches are preserved in dune stratigraphy, they are the most direct way that we can interpret past wind-climate conditions.
  Quantifying the role of natural and anthropogenically driven geomorphic disturbances in forest landscapes on global carbon emissions
  Prof SE Darby, Prof J Dash, Dr GJ Roberts
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. This project aims to quantify (1985-2020) the extent to which the world’s forests have been fragmented by geomorphic disturbances (landsliding and river channel migration) and explore the implications with respect to determining the impacts of this fragmentation and loss on the global carbon cycle.
  The Evolution of Fluvial Sediment Delivery from Asia’s Rivers to the Oceans: Trends and Causes
  Dr J Leyland, Prof SE Darby
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. This project aims to quantify and explain variations (1985-2020) in the discharge of fluvial sediment to the oceans, with a focus on the continent of Asia.
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