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Envision brings together a powerful group of UK researchers with 44 industry and NGO partners

Developing next generation leaders in environmental science

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

  • Environmental Change
  • Environmental Hazards and Risks
  • Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

Further information about the projects can be found here, including details on how to apply and the application form.

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.

Available projects

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, UKDetails
Geochemical controls on the dermal absorption of organic soil contaminantsDetails
The environmental trade-offs of mining in a biodiversity hotspotDetails
Solar parks: refuges for pollinators and boosting pollination servicesDetails
Climate change impacts on cold-adapted butterflies: discovering the mechanisms and testing potential mitigation approachesDetails
Sources, transfer and fate of microplastics in the Arctic marine environmentDetails
Tracing environmental impacts associated with hydrocarbon production with novel geochemical techniquesDetails
Why does C4 photosynthesis rarely evolve in trees?Details
Implications of coral reef degradation for fisheriesDetails
Street-scale modelling of air quality in Beijing: Explaining spatial variability and assessing human exposureDetails
Mountain soil resilience to land-use and climate extremesDetails
Soil microbes to mitigate climate changeDetails
Next generation landscape mapping: machine learning and big data methods for exploiting earth observation dataDetails
Landscape diversity underpins sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan AfricaDetails
Complementary strategies for the sustainable management of an invasive pest in AfricaDetails
Reducing Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions ‘RAGGE’Details
Dispersal of Microplastics in the Marine EnvironmentDetails
Impact of sea level rise on atmospheric CO2 concentration over glacial-deglacial periodsDetails
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 birdsDetails
Extending global forest carbon models based on LIDAR from tropics to other bioregionsDetails
Exploring the unexplored: Soil viral diversity, dynamics and functionDetails
Understanding parallel origins of industrial metal tolerance in Silene unifloraDetails
Living in the dark: Impact of winter warming on ecosystem stability in the terrestrial high ArcticDetails
Deep matter - soils and their power to fight climate extremesDetails
Natural capital, biodiversity and ecosystem services – tackling scaling issuesDetails
Holey hypervolumes! The multivariate geometry of adaptive radiationDetails
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 bodiesDetails
Sensitivity of aquatic insect eggs to elevated fine sediment and phosphate concentrations in riversDetails
An experimental and macroecological investigation of precipitation effects on Arctic plant root traitsDetails
Assessing the Impact of Environmental Contaminants in the Kruger National Park, South Africa: From Sediments to CrocodilesDetails
Landslide Modelling in the LaboratoryDetails
Plant adaptations to wetland conditions as regulators of methane oxidation and emissions from tropical wetlandsDetails
Plasticiser in the UK terrestrial environment: Occurrence and bioaccumulation?Details
Constraining late Pliocene palaeoceanographic changes in the subarctic North Pacific OceanDetails
Deadline for applications: 14th January 2015.

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