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NERC-funded PhD studentships: Department of Life Sciences and School of Public Health, Imperial College London

NERC-funded PhD studentships: Department of Life Sciences and School of Public Health, Imperial College London

The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time. The SSCP is funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council and based at Imperial College London. Projects for an October 2021 start are listed below. For a full list of these and other projects, with links to detailed descriptions, information on eligibility and instructions on how to apply, go to:

For project-related queries and to apply, contact individual supervisors. For general enquiries about the SSCP DTP, contact Christiane Morgan, Doctoral Training Coordinator (c.morgan@imperial.ac.uk).

Closing date for applications 18:00, 4 January 2021.

List of supervisors and projects in Department of Life Sciences in 2021

Dr Bonnie Waring - Opportunities and Barriers for Natural and Assisted Forest Regeneration: UK Forests as a Case Study

Professor Vincent Savolainen - Sustainable palm agriculture and biodiversity in Africa: from genomics to economics

Professor Alfried P. Vogler - Mapping the hidden arthropod biodiversity of UK soils using high-throughput sequencing

Dr Martin Brazeau - The enigmatic early vertebrate clade Rhenanida and the evolution of vertebrate reproductive modes

Dr Will Pearse - Wings of change: using museum collections to forecast insect pollinator responses to climate change

Dr Emma Ransome - Restoring UK seagrass habitats to maximise carbon capture

Dr Peter Graystock - Bee decline and climate mediated toxicity

Professor Thomas Bell - Miniature doctors for ailing ecosystems: ecosystem restoration using microbial inoculants

Dr Joseph Tobias - Evaluating the role of biodiversity in delivering sustainable nature-based solutions to climate change

Dr Samraat Pawar - The effects of temperature fluctuations on microbial ecosystem dynamics and functioning

Professor Guy Woodward - Monitoring and modelling beaver reintroductions: from eDNA to ecosystem impacts

Dr Arkhat Abzhanov - The evolving jigsaw puzzle: origins, diversity, modifications and development of skull sutures

List of supervisors and projects in School of Public Health in 2021

Professor Matthew C. Fisher - Is global warming forcing the evolution of antimicrobial resistant pathogens in Kingdom Fungi?

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