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  SCENARIO - Predicting the ecological and societal impacts of species on the move with climate change in the UK
  Dr N Pettorelli, Dr J Neumann, Prof K Norris, Dr L Shaffrey
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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There is a growing recognition that the redistribution of species driven by a changing climate is creating profound challenges for societies and regional economies around the globe.
  SCENARIO - A multi-scale modelling approach to bring urban climate and weather into built environment
  Dr Z Luo, Prof S Grimmond
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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With rapid global urbanization, more than 50% population now live in cities, and it will be projected to be 70% by 2050. Our living environment is exposed to overheating risk due to the combination of climate extreme, i.e., heatwave and urban heat island.
  SCENARIO - Maximising the environmental benefits of gardens through optimal planting choices and understanding of occupants’ engagement
  Dr J Bishop, Prof M Lukac
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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What we plant and how we manage our gardens can have a significant environmental impact. Domestic gardens cover 15-25% of area in most UK towns and cities, and recent research (1,2) links garden plant characteristics with provision of ecosystem services.
  SCENARIO - Determining carbon pool turnover rates in semi-arid biomes of Australia as drivers of global carbon cycle inter-annual variability
  Dr K.H. White
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The atmospheric carbon component exhibits large interannual variability primarily driven by terrestrial processes, some of which are poorly understood.
  SCENARIO - The domestication of Amazon rainforests by pre-Columbian societies
  Dr F Mayle, Dr JS Singarayer
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The extent to which pre-Columbian (pre-AD1492) human societies transformed Amazonia from a virgin wilderness into a domesticated landscape is one of the most contentious debates in tropical ecology.
  SCENARIO - Causal discovery algorithms for the study of climate change impacts on the global water cycle
  Research Group: SCENARIO NERC DTP
  Dr M.I. Hegglin, Dr V Ojha
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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The water cycle plays a critical role in shaping the global environment and supporting life on Earth. Climate change is predicted to lead to changes in the water cycle, affect available water resources, and as a consequence endanger the livelihoods of societies especially in the developing world.
  Decarbonisation of the Food System
  Dr E Mohareb
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Targeting key symptoms and mechanisms in adolescent depression
  Dr F Orchard
Applications accepted all year round

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Depression is the biggest cause of disability worldwide and is usually experienced for the first time during adolescence. Long-term implications of experiencing depression at this age are serious, and existing evidence-based treatments for depression are only moderately effective.
  Son preference and sex selection: Diffusion processes and re-evaluation of policies in India.
  Dr S Dubuc
Applications accepted all year round

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Amartya Sen’s seminal article ‘More Than 100 Million Women Are Missing’ in 1990, brought the topic of sex-selection against females to global attention and inspired academic work in the field1.
  The politics of hydropower: a study of the main drivers behind the resurgence of the hydropower sector in the Global South.
  Dr F Menga
Applications accepted all year round

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"The University of Reading, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, seeks to appoint a postgraduate student to carry out innovative research exploring the politics of large hydropower plants (henceforth, HPPs).
  Water Sensitive Cities and Commons: using recycled water for maintenance irrigation in order for green-blue infrastructure planting schemes to be more reliably sustained
  Dr K Hyde, Dr D Perrotti
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 culverted underneath districts or unhealthy, overgrown feeder streams and ponds that seem to have no social role or function.
  Architectural Atmospheres: Tools, Methods and Design Processes - what agents and processes are brought into play to make the notion of atmosphere operational in defining new tools and design methodologies
  Dr I Wieczorek, Prof F B Samuel
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD is open to those who wish to explore and promote the sensory dimension of the built environment and, particularly, to evaluate and critically reflect on the notion of ambiance/atmosphere (as a spatial phenomenon) and its importance for the design of lived space, and thus, its implications for architectural production.
  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.
  The definition of an Architect. Professional identity in a changing world and the role of the architect in the future
  Prof F B Samuel, Prof L Farrelly
Applications accepted all year round

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What it means to be an architect is highly contested.
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