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  NERC GW4+ DTP Projects 2020: (Changing Planet) Modelling coupled human-water systems: Characterising human-water interactions and their impacts on future water scarcity
  Dr G Coxon
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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By 2050, it is projected that England will be facing severe water supply shortages due to climate change and increasing demand from growing populations and societal development.
  Disentangling environmental change in the Amazon: vegetation responses to Holocene drivers in the National Park of Yasuni (Ecuador)
  Dr E Montoya, Dr F Marret-Davies, Dr R Smedley, Prof G Wolff
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The aim of this project is to study the ecological dynamics in the long-term of Amazonian forests and their responses to environmental drivers including river migration, climate change and human occupation.
  From anther to atmosphere: building a better pollen forecast for human health. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr J Bennie
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Jon Bennie, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  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.
  Facilitating the circular economy in India’s food security: the social, economic and agronomic barriers and opportunities of wastewater
  Dr K V Heal, Dr A Gathorne-Hardy, Dr H Gorringe
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Project summary. This interdisciplinary project combines environmental and social science to quantify the potential benefits of wastewater for Indian agriculture, as well as understanding the social barriers to wastewater use, and identifying opportunities to overcome these.
  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.
  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.
  SEESALT: Novel ways to ’SEE’ coastal ’SALT’ marshes using low-cost drones and sensors
  Dr D Green, Dr D Mauquoy
Applications accepted all year round

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Saltmarshes are found extensively along low wave energy coastlines resulting from fine sediment accumulation and vegetation establishment.
  Projecting land-use change, its environmental impact, and pathways to reducing its impact
  Dr D Williams, Prof L Stringer
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Summary. Habitat loss and degradation, driven by agriculture, affects more species than any other threat (Tilman et al. 2017). As human populations and per capita consumption increase, this pressure is likely to increase massively, as vast new areas of natural habitats are converted to farmland.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Creating Our Lives in Data (Horizon CDT)

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13 fully funded four year PhD studentships available to start in September 2020. Opportunities for graduates from a wide range of disciplines including computer science, engineering, mathematics, human factors, psychology, sociology, business, geography, social science and the arts.
  SCENARIO - Predicting the ecological and societal impacts of species on the move with climate change in the UK
  Dr N Pettorelli, Dr J Neumann, Prof K Norris, Dr L Shaffrey
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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There is a growing recognition that the redistribution of species driven by a changing climate is creating profound challenges for societies and regional economies around the globe.
  ESRC PhD Studentships at Birkbeck

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ESRC PhD Studentships at Birkbeck. 2020/21 Entry. Birkbeck is a research-intensive university based in central London. Birkbeck is part of the UCL, Bloomsbury and East London (UBEL) ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership.
  Vulnerabilities’ and ‘Capabilities’ within the Context of Protracted Displacement Crises
  Dr K Sharapov, Dr T Guma
Application Deadline: 9 May 2020

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Whilst the ’vulnerabilities’ of individuals forced to cross borders and of internally displaced persons have been often highlighted and documented over several decades, less is known about the ’capabilities’ of displaced people themselves to respond to contexts of exile/displacement.
  Economic and Social Research Council PhD Studentships: South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP)
Application Deadline: 21 January 2020

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We are delighted to announce the availability of 45 fully-funded studentships across the ESRC-accredited South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP).
  Economic and Social Research Council PhD Studentships: South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP)
Application Deadline: 21 January 2020

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We are delighted to announce the availability of 45 fully-funded studentships across the ESRC-accredited South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP).
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