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EASTBIO Understanding the peat microbiome and metabolome: from vegetation to organic matter molecules and microbes

Peatlands are organic matter rich soils that provide countless benefits and ecological services. They represent the largest terrestrial carbon store, containing twice as much carbon as the entire forest biomass on this planet. Read more

Formula vs Function: Understanding How Different Formulations of Plant Protection Products Impact Toxicity

Partner Organisations. HSE and Syngenta. Plant protection products (PPP) containing the same active substance can take many different forms, for example emulsifiable concentrate, wettable powder or suspension concentrate. Read more

Machine learning methods for integrating ‘omics data in the study of the human microbiome (QUINCE_E21EPSRC)

This project based in Dr Quince’s group at the Earlham Institute (. https://www.earlham.ac.uk/quince-group). will use machine learning to develop new computational methods for the integrated analysis of metagenomics and metabolomics data from the human microbiome. Read more

Enhancing the sustainability of cut flower packaging MRes

This MSc by Research is funded by Arena Flowers (£18,000 bursary + fees for a year) and represents an exciting opportunity to make an impact towards sustainability of the cut-flower industry. Read more

ECORISC CDT - Insect Population Responses to Air Pollution

Project Outline. This project will conduct national scale analyses of air pollution impacts on insect populations using long-term data-sets monitoring over 1,000 terrestrial insect species, and experimental analyses of direct and indirect effects of nitrogen dioxide pollution on insects. Read more

Forests in a changing environment: A study of nitrogen cycle feedbacks

  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
Project Highlights. Novel research to describe forest nitrogen cycle dynamics in response to global change. Access to one of the most extensively characterised ancient woodlands in the UK, facilitating opportunities for wider collaboration in forest ecology research. Read more

Do tree microbiomes clean up urban air pollution?

  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
Project Highlights. Assess the distribution, activity, and microbial ecology of air pollutant degrading bacteria. Use metagenomics approaches to characterise environmental plant microbiomes . Read more

Global diversity and ecosystem functions of plant-microbe symbioses

  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
Project Highlights. We have discovered a previously unknown and abundant plant- mycorrhizal symbiosis with global distribution. Read more

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