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  An Exploration of the Impact of UK Austerity on Local Community Resilience to Natural Hazards
  Dr C MacRae, Dr J Adekola
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number - GSBS-2019-103. Local government increasingly focus efforts on identifying and managing risks. A central part of this process is building resilience amongst Scottish communities to deal with local risk(s) including those from natural hazards.
  PhD in Environmental Science: Global assessment of coastal storm hazards on natural and engineered barriers in a changing climate using process-based indicators
  Dr C Loureiro, Prof Q Zou, Dr A Marino, Prof O Ferreira
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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We have an exciting opportunity for UK/EU applicants with earth, environmental, marine sciences, engineering or remote sensing background and motivated to undertake a PhD exploring global coastal environmental change.
  Building resilience in coastal governance: ethics and justice in responsible innovation (FORSTER_UDEV20AS)
  Dr J Forster, Dr T Tolhurst, Dr I Lorenzoni
Application Deadline: 2 March 2020

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This competition is open to UK and EU nationals only, subject to certain conditions. Apply to the University of East Anglia for a place to study by Monday 20 January 2020.
  Children’s Citizen Science and the Natural Environment: Motivations, Experiences and Outcomes
  Dr S Mills, Dr P Wood
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Reference number. CENTA20-LU10. Start date. 1 October 2020. Closing date. 10 January 2020. Interview date. Week beginning 3 February 2020.
  Rewilding and Natural Flood Management
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr G Harvey, Dr A Henshaw, Dr S Clarke
Applications accepted all year round

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Over the last decade, the UK has experienced some of the most significant and extreme flood events of the last 100 years, and predicted changes in precipitation are expected to increase the frequency and costs of flooding.
  Presence, morphology and size distribution of nanoplastics and natural fibres in the environment
  Dr P Kay
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Introduction. Plastics in the environment has been seen as one of the most important contemporary environmental issues since David Attenborough’s recent coverage of the topic on Blue Planet.
  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).
  Tracking radionuclide pollution
  Dr M Andersen, Dr D Richards
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Project Background. Pollution by anthropogenic radionuclides is ubiquitous in the environment. In particular, Wales and the southwest of England have experienced the legacy of the atomic age from the spread of toxic radionuclides from a range of now-decommissioned nuclear power plants (e.g.
  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.
  Dam beavers: quantifying the impacts of nature’s water engineers on the fluvial geomorphology and flood regimes of streams and rivers. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr R Brazier
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Richard Brazier, Department of Geography, Centre for Resilient Environment, Water and Waste, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter,.
  Common Era Atlantic Sea Level Change
  Dr R Edwards
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD forms part of the multi-institution, Marine Institute/European Regional Development Fundfunded project A4. Aigéin, Aeráid, agus Athrú Atlantaigh (Oceans, Climate, and Atlantic Change).
  QUADRAT DTP: Quantifying carbon accumulation and loss in Russian Arctic peatlands
  Dr D Mauquoy, Dr M Blaauw
Application Deadline: 22 January 2020

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Peatlands in Russia (and North America) are a major terrestrial carbon store and a natural sink for atmospheric CO2 during the Holocene (Charman et al., 2013, holding around 612 gigatonnes of carbon, which represents a larger stock than the worlds live vegetation.
  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.
  Can we develop tools for securing Lawtonian landscape resilience?
  Dr R Corstanje, Prof J Harris
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Lawton (2010) reviewed England’s biodiversity and ecological networks and concluded that biodiversity sites did not comprise a coherent and resilient ecological network, in the face of a changing climate and threats to biodiversity.
  Waking the “dead”: Evolutionary responses of Daphnia spp. to biophysical disruption in tropical lake systems
  Dr D Ryves, Dr L Orsini
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Application details. Reference number. CENTA20-LU11. Start date. 1 October 2020. Closing date. 10 January 2020. Interview date. Week beginning 3 February 2020.
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