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  Developing methodologies and concepts concerning water system efficiencies in Post-Covid19 urban environments; do we save water by working at home and can we benefit from related behavioural changes?
  Dr K Hyde
Applications accepted all year round

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Major improvements are expected in building design requirements in 2021, including those for water systems in buildings. Relationships between conceptual and behavioural changes in attitudes towards new building designs and water-using attributes are not well understood in current contexts.
  Heritage and Crhistian practice in the contemporary world.
  Dr A Cant
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent theoretical developments in the anthropology of Christianity have addressed how the relationship between material and immaterial features of life and the world are at the heart of certain Christian experiences and practices.
  The Anthropology of Heritage
  Dr A Cant
Applications accepted all year round

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This is a doctoral research project on the anthropology of cultural heritage. The project will make both empirical and theoretical contributions to the growing sub-discipline of the anthropology of heritage.
  Water Sensitive Cities and Commons: using recycled water for maintenance irrigation to sustain green-blue infrastructure and to supplement the urban form hydrology
  Dr K Hyde
Applications accepted all year round

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Communities with existing urban water infrastructure face barriers to engagement between the urban community and the urban water environment; for example in the case of streams still culverted or unhealthy, overgrown feeder streams and ponds that have lost a social role or function.
  Sensory Navigation: Reading the Sensescape of a City
  Dr Carolina Vasilikou, Prof L Shao
Applications accepted all year round

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Sensory navigation proposes to introduce a novel way of experiencing the city centre of Reading, through the senses, including the visual, thermal, acoustic, visual and olfactory environment.
  Passive cooling in cities: a multi-scale modelling approach
  Dr Z Luo, Prof S Grimmond
Applications accepted all year round

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"Passive cooling (e.g. Natural ventilation) is regarded as an important building technology to reduce energy consumption, overheating risk and promote sustainability in the built environment.
  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.
  Exploring creative practice as catalyst for adult public play in the city
  Dr P Plaza
Applications accepted all year round

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Play is ‘about creating a truly playable city where the inherent playfulness of people of all ages can be expressed’ (Mahdjoubi and Spencer, 2015, p.
  Institutional Urbanism: Contested Identities, Cultural Institutions and Urban Growth
  Dr S. G. Gage
Applications accepted all year round

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Originally scheduled to open its doors in 2020, the Barack Obama Presidential Library in Chicago has yet to break ground.
  Flexibility in heating demand using heat pump and energy storage technologies
  Dr M Shahrestani
Applications accepted all year round

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Decarbonisation of heat in buildings through switching fuels and transferring the demand from Natural Gas to low carbon electricity will put extra pressure on the electricity network.
  How does urbanization affect the abundance and diversity of species?
  Prof M D E Fellowes
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD will focus on the influence of human behaviour on the dynamics and behaviour of species in urban and suburban settings. By altering the environment (e.g.
  Microbiology and ecology of microbes in our rivers - their niche distribution and functional implications
  Dr S Gweon
Applications accepted all year round

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"The distributions of microorganisms in our rivers and their interactions play an important role to environment and human health.
  Plant-insect interactions in a changing world
  Dr S Gripenberg
Applications accepted all year round

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Insects associated with plants comprise one of the most diverse groups of species on earth. Their impact on the ecology and evolution of their host plants is widely recognised, as is their contribution to a number of important ecosystem functions.
  The non-human biological trace evidence of shallow graves
  Dr M A Perotti
Applications accepted all year round

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"A number of non-human biological traces are present in or around corpses shallowly buried in soil. This project attempts to characterize the different types of traces, and inform on the role they can play in the forensic analysis of a crime scene.
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