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  EASTBIO: Cetaceans - out of the box model for tackling obesity.
  Dr D Derous, Prof D Lusseau, Dr A Douglas, Dr D Houser
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Davina Derous (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/davina.derous/. Professor David Lusseau (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Co-benefits and trade-offs of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage – the role of feedstock sustainability
  Prof P Smith, Dr R Heaton
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Professor Pete Smith (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/pete.smith/. Dr Rebecca Heaton (Drax Group).
  EASTBIO: Dehalogenases from the brown algal genome model Ectocarpus siliculosus
  Prof F Kuepper, Dr H Deng, Prof M Jaspars
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Professor Frithjof Kuepper (University of Aberdeen). http://www.abdn.ac.uk/oceanlab/research/frithjof-kuepper.php. Dr Hai Deng (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Developing effective rat control for rural Madagascar landscapes: using individual based modelling approaches to inform strategies to increase agricultural productivity and reduce zoonotic disease risk.
  Dr S Telfer, Prof J Travis
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Sandra Telfer (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/ibes/profiles/s.telfer. Professor Justin Travis (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Evolution of dispersal and host plant adaptation during range expansion in the global crop pest seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatus
  Dr G Bocedi, Dr L Lancaster, Prof MG Ritchie
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Greta Bocedi (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/greta.bocedi. Dr Lesley Lancaster (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Food security through carbon sequestration
  Prof P Smith, Dr J Hillier
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Professor Pete Smith (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/pete.smith/. Dr Jon Hillier (University of Edinburgh).
  EASTBIO: Functional genomics for understanding behaviour and learning in a single-celled brainless blob, the slime mould Physarum polycephalum
  Dr M Wenzel, Prof D Lusseau, Prof P Schaap
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Marius Wenzel (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/marius.wenzel. Professor David Lusseau (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: How does inbreeding influence a population’s capacity to cope with thermal stress?
  Dr N Pilakouta, Dr L Lancaster, Prof MG Ritchie, Dr P Smiseth
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Natalie Pilakouta (University of Aberdeen). www.nataliepilakouta.com. Dr Lesley Lancaster (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Impact of biological nitrification inhibition on enhanced and sustainable crop production
  Dr C Gubry-Rangin, Prof M Jaspars
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Cecile Gubry-Rangin (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sbs/people/profiles/c.rangin. Professor Marcel Jaspars (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Live fast, die young: testing the mechanisms linking risk-taking behaviour to the rate of ageing in a wild bird.
  Dr P Bize, Prof K Spencer
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Pierre Bize (University of Aberdeen). http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sbs/people/profiles/pierre.bize. Professor Karen Spencer (University of St.
  EASTBIO: Microbial carbon cycling traits in soils across land use gradients.
  Dr A Malik, Prof E Paterson, Dr C Gubry-Rangin
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Ashish A Malik (University of Aberdeen). https://www.ashishmalik.co. Professor Eric Paterson (The James Hutton Institute).
  EASTBIO: Origin and maintenance of plasticity in response to thermal stress in invasive and declining ants.
  Dr F Manfredini, Dr L Lancaster, Dr J Stockan, Dr N Bailey
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Fabio Manfredini (University of Aberdeen). https://fmanfredini79.wixsite.com/manfredini. Dr Lesley Lancaster (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Pesticide problems for honey bees: a closer look in our towns.
  Dr A Bowman, Dr L Trembleau, Ms F Highet, Dr M Taylor
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Alan Bowman (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/a.bowman. Dr Laurent Trembleau (University of Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Reconciling food security and biodiversity conservation: an integrative modelling approach.
  Prof J Travis, Dr P Alexander, Prof D Burslem
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Professor Justin Travis (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sbs/people/profiles/justin.travis. Dr Peter Alexander (University of Edinburgh).
  EASTBIO: The potential impact of Zero Budget Natural Farming in India on food availability, poverty alleviation and soil degradation.
  Prof J Smith, Dr J Yeluripati, Prof E Phimister, Dr D R Nayak
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Professor Jo Smith (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sbs/people/profiles/jo.smith. Dr Jagadeesh Yeluripati (The James Hutton Institute).
  EASTBIO: Understanding flows of biodiversity and ecosystem services between agriculture and natural forest.
  Prof D Burslem, Dr T Freitag, Dr C Gubry-Rangin, Prof J Travis
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Professor David Burslem (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sbs/people/profiles/d.burslem. Dr Thomas Freitag (The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen).
  EASTBIO: Why do the effects of calorie restriction differ between males and females?
  Dr S Mitchell, Dr W Cawthorn
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Sharon Mitchell (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/energetics-research/. Dr William Cawthorn (University of Edinburgh).
  Linking Microbial Physiology with Carbon Transformations in Peatlands Under Land Use Change
  Dr A Malik, Dr R Andersen, Dr R Artz, Prof J Smith
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Significant amount of carbon is stored in soils, particularly in peatlands. Increasing food and energy needs have led to intensive land use practices that deplete soil organic carbon (SOC) stores.
  Managing the Impact of Recovering Mobile Predators on Endangered Birds Through Prey Switching: A Field Experiment in a Habitat Restoration Landscape in the Cairngorms
  Prof X Lambin, Dr A Payo-Payo, Dr C Sutherland, Mr K Kortland
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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The restoration of ecosystems is being implemented in large areas in Scotland with the goal of reinstating lost biodiversity and ecosystem functions.
  The Impact of Changes in Management, Climate and Sea Level on Blue Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Coastal Wetlands
  Prof J Smith, Dr A Brand, Prof D Paterson, Prof J Baxter
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Coastal wetlands provide numerous critical ecosystem services, including storm surge protection, fisheries production, improvement of water quality, and carbon sequestration, and are potentially one of the most effective ecosystems on the planet for slowing global warming.
  The Significance of Macroalgal Detritus for Marine Food Webs and Blue-Carbon Sequestration
  Prof U Witte, Prof W Austin, Dr P Smith
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Marine plants draw down CO2, and in a world of rising atmospheric CO2 levels carbon sinks in vegetated coastal ecosystems can sequester CO2 on geological time scales and are now referred to as ‘Blue Carbon’.
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