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  A Comparative Study of Cycling Cultures: Bristol-Bordeaux - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Prof M Hurcombe
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project. Both Bristol and Bordeaux market themselves as cycling cities. Yet, while Bordeaux is often cited as one of the top European cities in which to cycle, Bristol faces challenges of infrastructure and roads crowded with motorised, polluting vehicles.
  Animals in the Anthropocene: Histories of Fragility and Endurance - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Dr A Flack
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the project. The Anthropocene, the current epoch of extraordinary human influence over global places and processes, is frequently characterised by specific varieties of human relationship with non-human animal life.
  Can Glacial Flour Stimulate N Cycling in Croplands? - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Dr J L Wadham, Dr F Sgouridis
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project. Glacial flour produced from the erosive force of glaciers contains a multitude of minerals that if applied to cropland soils it could chemically weather in situ, potentially increasing soil fertility and reducing the need for chemical fertilisers.
  Changing Ice - Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Research in the Polar Regions - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Dr A Howkins
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project.
  Environmental Themes, Environmental Science and Wildlife Filmmaking - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Prof P Coates
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project. Bristol is the unrivalled global centre for wildlife filmmaking, which looms large within the ecology of the city’s high-profile creative economy.
  Extreme Events in the Anthropocene Ocean - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Dr O Andrews
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project. There is growing recognition that, in the ocean just as on land, climate change might stack the deck in favour of more intense and longer lasting extreme events.
  Fishscapes and Fish as Biocultural Heritage - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Prof P Coates
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project. Within the wider theme of nature as heritage and operating with the notion of the animalscape, this project explores the status of certain anadromous and catadromous fish (for example, salmon, eel and lamprey) as cultural as well as ecological keystone species.
  Glacier Lake Outburst Floods in Chilean Patagonia – detection, prediction and impacts - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Dr J L Wadham, Dr J Neal
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project. Glacier Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) occur when meltwater drains catastrophically from lakes damned by moraine or by a glacier margin.
  Impacts of Glacier Retreat in the Peruvian Andes on River Water Quality - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Dr J L Wadham, Dr C Yates
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project. Peruvian glaciers, like most tropical glaciers, have witnessed high rates of mass loss over the last 30 years due to warming temperatures and changing precipitation.
  In Awe of the Abyss: Conservation, Culture, and the Deep Ocean - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Dr L Publicover, Dr K Hendry
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project. The deep ocean was until recently entirely inaccessible to humans, and featured in the popular imagination more as a site of imagination and metaphor than of human activity.
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