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Agricultural Sciences PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Reading

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  Mine site restoration and ecosystem development
  Prof M Tibbett
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will include various aspect of minesite rehabilitation including early development of terrestrial ecosystems and the nutritional constraints to ecosystem development (plants and soil biota) using a space-for-time substiution appraoch.
  The nature of mycorrhizal symbioses
  Prof M Tibbett
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will build on recent work highlighting the changing view of the nature of the relationship between plant and fungus in the (near) ubiquitous symbiosis.
  Enhanced acorn production to regenerate native oak woodlands in the UK
  Prof R Ellis, Prof M Lukac
Application Deadline: 28 June 2020

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Interest in planting more trees has several roots, including to reduce greenhouse gases, provide a future high-quality timber supply, to improve landscape, and support habitat conservation.
  Understanding the role of livestock management on invertebrate communities of wet pastures
  Dr G Barrett
Applications accepted all year round

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The supervisory team comprises. Glyn Barrett (School of Biological Sciences at the University of Reading) (Robin Buxton (Patsy Wood Trust), Ben Woodcock (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Sally-Ann Spence (Berrycroft).
  Conservation of pollinator biodiversity and sustainable management of pollination services in agroecosystems
  Prof S G Potts
Applications accepted all year round

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Wild and managed pollinators provide a wide range of benefits to society in terms of contributions to food security, farmer and beekeeper livelihoods, social and cultural values, as well as the maintenance of wider biodiversity and ecosystem stability.
  Decarbonisation of the Food System
  Dr E Mohareb
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

As the world transitions to a low carbon economic system, dramatic changes will be required across the all sectors. The food system, which is currently estimated to be responsible for 20-30% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, is one where particular urgency is required.
  Ecology of Insect Pests of Stored Products and Museums
  Dr G J Holloway
Applications accepted all year round

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Man stores many different products for a variety of purposes. Stored products include food, wood, clothing and also items in museums stored for posterity.
  Forensic acarology: the importance of mites in forensic investigations
  Dr M A Perotti
Applications accepted all year round

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Forensic acarology. the utility/contribution of mites in criminal investigations, in illegal trade, in cases of human and animal neglect, etc.
  The role of insect-plant-fungus interactions in natural and managed systems
  Dr P E Hatcher
Applications accepted all year round

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Plants are attacked both by insects and pathogenic fungi, often at the same time, yet these are often studied by different specialists.
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