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We have 25 Agronomy & Soil Science PhD Research Projects

Carbon-nutrient stoichiometry to stabilize soil organic matter and improve soil function

Sustainable food production is top of the global policy agenda. This requires soil functions are optimized to sustainably meet increased agricultural productivity, and other necessary soil functions such as carbon sequestration, climate regulation and nutrient cycling. Read more

Developing methods to quantify the potential for greenhouse gas removal using bioenergy –carbon capture and storage to speed up the establishment and uptake of perennial Bio-energy crops.

Background. Crop yield and soil carbon turnover models are parameterized by using data from carefully controlled and measured field and lab experiments and when used spatially in predictive mode are driven by existing spatial data sets of weather, climate, soil types and land use at various scales. Read more

Micro-Bio-Mechanical Modelling of root growth in soils

The extent and the way roots grow in the ground is known to have a fundamental impact on the growth of crop plants as well as on the resistance to lodging induced by storms. Read more

KESS2 Scholarship (Masters of Research) : Measuring nitrogen use efficiency benefits offered by a range of enhanced efficiency coated fertilisers

Project ID. BUK2E054. Annual Stipend. £11,702. Application Deadline. 31st July 2021. Nitrogen fertiliser application is a standard practice for nearly all crops, and is responsible for supporting the food security of a significant proportion of the human population. Read more

Deriving satellite-based soil moisture products over arid zones of the world.

Near-surface soil moisture content is a key variable in the functioning of the environment and climate system. Radar satellites map these globally and daily, providing inputs into weather forecasts and climate models. Read more

Use of basaltic rock dust to improve grassland and arable soil quality and grassland and crop performance

There is increasing interest in artificially enhancing calcium silicate rock weathering to sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into carbonate minerals, with the Leverhulme Centre For Climate Change Mitigation, led by Prof David Beerlig FRS, providing a major programe of international reearch in this area. Read more

Rebuilding soil quality and crop performance in arable farming by herbal leys

Soil degradation is a major global threat to agricultural sustainability. Intensively cultivated arable soils that have been used to grow annual crops for decades often suffer from low organic matter content and weak structure and depleted populations of soil organisms. Read more

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