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University of Bristol, School of Geographical Sciences PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 8 University of Bristol, School of Geographical Sciences PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Assessing the impact of peatland restoration on freshwater ecosystems
  Dr C Bryce, Prof P Johnes, Prof R Pancost
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Decades of degradation have turned the UK’s peatlands from sinks to sources of organic carbon, with adverse consequences for adjacent freshwater ecosystems.
  NERC GW4 DTP Projects 2020: (Changing Planet) Estimating greenhouse gas emissions using the next generation of satellite observations
  Dr A Ganesan
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Through the work in Bristol’s School of Geographical Sciences, Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group (ACRG) and the Met Office, the UK is world-leading in the estimation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using atmospheric data.
  NERC GW4+ DTP Projects 2020: (Changing Planet) Modelling coupled human-water systems: Characterising human-water interactions and their impacts on future water scarcity
  Dr G Coxon
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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By 2050, it is projected that England will be facing severe water supply shortages due to climate change and increasing demand from growing populations and societal development.
  NERC GW4+ DTP Projects 2020: (Changing Planet) Oceans losing breath: is anthropogenic climate change to blame for recent oceandeoxygenation?
  Dr O Andrews
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Oxygen is essential to biological and chemical processes in the ocean. Over the last 50 years low-oxygen zones which are hostile to marine life have expanded by an area about the size of the European Union [1].
  NERC GW4+ DTP Projects 2020: (Changing Planet) The impact of global warming on hurricane-induced storm surges in the Caribbean
  Dr R Bingham, Dr D Mitchell
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The islands of the Caribbean are particularly vulnerable to hurricanes, seen most recently during the 2017 hurricane season. Over the last 500 years, hurricanes have caused an estimated 300,000–500,000 deaths in North America and the Caribbean, predominantly in the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Caribbean.
  NERC GW4+ DTP Projects 2020: (Changing Planet) The temperature of our planet – modelling and understanding 500-million years of climate change.
  Dr D Lunt, Prof P J Valdes
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Over the last 500 million years, Earth’s temperature has fluctuated considerably, from the extreme cold of the last ice age, 20,000 years ago, to the super-warmth of the mid Cretaceous, 100 million years ago.
  NERC GW4+ DTP Projects 2020: (Dynamic Earth, Living World, Changing Planet) Microbial life and carbon cycling in glaciers environments
  Dr P Sanchez-Baracaldo, Prof J L Wadham
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Probing novel pathways of carbon cycling in glaciers using metageomics. Carbon is essential for life and forms the building blocks of all organic compounds.
  NERC GW4+ DTP Projects 2020: (Living World, Changing Planet) Advancing the study of photosynthetic life in extreme cryo-environments
  Dr C Williamson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Permanently cold ecosystems make up more than 70% of the Earth’s biosphere, though paradoxically, the microorganisms that thrive in these extreme habitats are the most poorly understood.
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