Envision brings together a powerful group of UK researchers with industry and NGO partners to provide a new generation of environmental scientists with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to take on the challenges of a changing world. Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Lancaster University is leading the initiative which brings together the Universities of Nottingham and Bangor, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the British Geological Survey and Rothamsted Research. The initiative also involves large multinationals, a large number of SMEs and international research centres.
Students will benefit from broad research themes, access to leading world experts, close ties with business, relevant work experience and leadership training. ENVISION aims to develop a cohort of doctoral researchers capable of conducting world-class research that delivers knowledge, innovation and new insights and who have the necessary tools, approaches and competencies to lead in their chosen field, whether it be academia, industry, public or third sector.
Further information on training at www.envision-dtp.org/training.
Projects are in the broad research themes of
Funding: The studentships are fully funded, with a stipend of £14,777 (2018/19 rate) tax-free and UK/EU tuition fees per year and a research and training grant to support the project. Usually a studentship is for 3.5 years.
Full studentships are available to UK and EU candidates who have been ordinarily resident in the UK throughout the 3-year period immediately preceding the date of an award. EU candidates who have not been ordinarily resident in the UK for the last 3 years are eligible for "tuition fees-only" awards (no maintenance grant). Unfortunately studentships are not available to International students.
Academic requirements: First-class or 2.1 (Hons) degree or Masters degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject.
Deadline for applications: Sunday 27th January 2019
More information about Envision can be found at www.envision-dtp.org.
|Isotopic characterisation of methane and ethane within groundwater aquifers: assessing sources, flow pathways and the impact of shale gas exploration in the Vale of Pickering, UK||Details|
|Geochemical controls on the dermal absorption of organic soil contaminants||Details|
|The environmental trade-offs of mining in a biodiversity hotspot||Details|
|Solar parks: refuges for pollinators and boosting pollination services||Details|
|Climate change impacts on cold-adapted butterflies: discovering the mechanisms and testing potential mitigation approaches||Details|
|Sources, transfer and fate of microplastics in the Arctic marine environment||Details|
|Tracing environmental impacts associated with hydrocarbon production with novel geochemical techniques||Details|
|Why does C4 photosynthesis rarely evolve in trees?||Details|
|Implications of coral reef degradation for fisheries||Details|
|Street-scale modelling of air quality in Beijing: Explaining spatial variability and assessing human exposure||Details|
|Mountain soil resilience to land-use and climate extremes||Details|
|Soil microbes to mitigate climate change||Details|
|Next generation landscape mapping: machine learning and big data methods for exploiting earth observation data||Details|
|Landscape diversity underpins sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa||Details|
|Complementary strategies for the sustainable management of an invasive pest in Africa||Details|
|Reducing Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions ‘RAGGE’||Details|
|Dispersal of Microplastics in the Marine Environment||Details|
|Impact of sea level rise on atmospheric CO2 concentration over glacial-deglacial periods||Details|
|Climate change effects on coastal flooding: are models fit-for-purpose and how do we mitigate the risk?||Details|
|The Effect of Electromagnetic noise on the orientation of migratory birds||Details|
|Extending global forest carbon models based on LIDAR from tropics to other bioregions||Details|
|Exploring the unexplored: Soil viral diversity, dynamics and function||Details|
|Understanding parallel origins of industrial metal tolerance in Silene uniflora||Details|
|Living in the dark: Impact of winter warming on ecosystem stability in the terrestrial high Arctic||Details|
|Deep matter - soils and their power to fight climate extremes||Details|
|Natural capital, biodiversity and ecosystem services – tackling scaling issues||Details|
|Holey hypervolumes! The multivariate geometry of adaptive radiation||Details|
|Being behind the times? Assessing the liana-induced impact on forest phenology using an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)||Details|
|Blooming blanket weed: managing nuisance algae in National Trust water bodies||Details|
|Sensitivity of aquatic insect eggs to elevated fine sediment and phosphate concentrations in rivers||Details|
|An experimental and macroecological investigation of precipitation effects on Arctic plant root traits||Details|
|Assessing the Impact of Environmental Contaminants in the Kruger National Park, South Africa: From Sediments to Crocodiles||Details|
|Landslide Modelling in the Laboratory||Details|
|Plant adaptations to wetland conditions as regulators of methane oxidation and emissions from tropical wetlands||Details|
|Plasticiser in the UK terrestrial environment: Occurrence and bioaccumulation?||Details|