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  The Genomic Basis of Life History in a Natural Population
  Prof T A Burke, Prof J Slate
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Traits that have more influence on an individual’s fitness are known to be under stronger selection and to have lower heritabilities.
  Coevolution of host resistance with multiple parasites: experiment & theory
  Dr A Best, Dr H Leggett
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Infectious diseases have major impacts on human health, agriculture and natural systems, causing immeasurable personal and societal harm alongside considerable economic costs.
  The stability, diversity and complexity of food web networks under climate change
  Dr A Beckerman, Dr T Webb, Dr J Blanchard
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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The structure and complexity of food web networks underpin our understanding of biodiversity and the stability, persistence and functioning of ecological communities.
  Future fens: using palaeoecology to inform restoration and conservation of the Lincolnshire Fenlands
  Dr R Johnston, Dr K Selby, Mr D Bromwich
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust conserve and seek to restore Lincolnshire’s last vestiges of fenland. The restored habitats contribute to healthy functioning ecosystems and an environment more resilient to climate change.
  Understanding urban trees: form, function and vulnerability
  Dr J Edmondson, Dr H Croft, Prof C P Osborne, Dr N McHugh
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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More than half the global population already live in urban areas and that figure will rise to 66% by 2020. Ecosystem service provision in urban areas is therefore becoming increasingly important for people’s quality of life and the wider environment, to which urban trees make a disproportionate contribution.
  Plant-microbial interactions: legume-rhizobial cover crops under drought and climate change
  Prof D Cameron, Dr E Harrison, Prof J Gray, Dr C Chater
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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To develop sustainable agriculture under climate change we need to tackle CO2 emissions and drought stress. Legume-rhizobial cover crops (leys) enhance carbon and nitrogen in soils, reducing vulnerability to drought and water pollution.
  Are we stealing food from the birds? Developing the evidence base to develop targets for ecologically sustainable fisheries
  Dr T Webb, Dr F Daunt, Dr C Lynam
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Seabirds play a crucial role in marine food webs, but globally they have declined in recent decades with 28% of species now threatened with extinction.
  Parasite communities in the wild: passengers or drivers?
  Dr D Childs, Prof A Fenton, Dr A Pedersen
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Parasites are ubiquitous in natural systems, and although they can have significant negative effects on host fitness, their observed impacts are often weak or undetectable.
  The Nonesuch lagerstätten: an insight into the origins of terrestrial biodiversity and the second carbon-cycle
  Dr C H Wellman, Prof P Strother, Dr P Kenrick
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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This project will investigate a newly discovered lagerstätten that provides an unparalleled insight into life on land one billion years ago.
  Adventures in carbon neutral farming: mitigating potent greenhouse gas emissions from soils with rock dust
  Prof D Beerling, Dr U Skiba, Dr M Val Martin, Dr D Epihov
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Rationale and importance. As Greta Thunberg reminds us, the world faces a climate emergency and addressing global climate change is one of the greatest and most urgent challenges facing humanity.
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