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NERC-funded PhD studentships: Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London

NERC-funded PhD studentships: Department of Life Sciences, 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 2020 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 ([email protected]).

Closing date for applications 6th January 2020.

List of supervisors and projects in Life Sciences in 2020

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

Professor Robert Ewers – Optimising the recovery of degraded tropical rainforest logging estates

Professor Vincent Savolainen – Comparative genomics, speciation and sustainable palm futures

Professor Martin Bidartondo – Distribution modelling of European forest mycorrhizas

Dr Richard Gill – ArcticBuzz: bumblebee community responses to climate change in Lapland

Professor Martin Bidartondo – Effect of mycorrhizas on the establishment of native woody species

Dr James Rosindell – Conservation of marine phylogenetic diversity in the face of global change

Dr Julia Schroeder – Phenology shifts, gut microbiomes, and fitness consequences

Professor Thomas Bell – Synthetic ecology: Simple rules for building complex miniature ecosystems

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

Dr Anne D. Jungblut – How can microbiomes and soil biodiversity support food security?

Dr Emma Ransome – Bacteria-virus interactions in a warming world

Dr Matteo Fumagalli – How social stratification in urban admixing populations shaped their genetic structure: novel insights from population genomics and deep learning

Dr Samraat Pawar – The role of hydrodynamics in mediating effects of climate change on ecosystem stability and functioning

Professor Guy Woodward – Beaver reintroductions: quantifying ecosystem impacts

Professor Matthew C. Fisher – Uniting Museum Collections and Genomics to Trace Emerging Pathogens across the Anthropocene

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