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  Structural and functional significance of Mucoromycotina ‘fine root endophyte’ fungal associates of vascular land plants
  Prof K Field, Prof T J Daniell
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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The colonisation of the landmasses by plants >500 Mya was a major turning point in Earth’s history, drastically altering the development of the biosphere and providing the basis for all terrestrial life ever since.
  Driving forward the future of magnetic materials through advanced micromagnetic simulation
  Dr J Dean
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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NOTE. This is an industrial CASE (Cooperative Awards in Science & Technology) award supported by Volkswagen (VW) and involves a three-month placement at their Research Centre in Wolfsburg, Germany.
  Development of methodologies to accelerate alloy design for additive manufacturing
  Research Group: MAPP - Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes
  Dr K Christofidou
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The ability to produce parts with complex geometries, previously inaccessible via traditional fabrication methods, has made additive manufacturing (AM) an enabling production process for a host of industries.
  Decision making dynamics with non spatially embedded networks and superimposed information layers
  Dr G Punzo
Applications accepted all year round

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Deciding between available alternatives, each more or less appealing than others depending on the proportion of people choosing it, is a classical decision and control problem.
  Multilayer networks and Games of incomplete information for infrastructure resilience
  Dr G Punzo
Application Deadline: 25 September 2020

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Infrastructure are socio-technical systems. they are comprised of (1) the technical, engineered side and (2) the social layer, that exchange stresses and strains leading at times to system failures.
  Chemical pollution and biodiversity: assessing risk to ecosystem services.
  Prof L L Maltby
Applications accepted all year round

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Chemicals are a critical part of modern life and a cornerstone of any modern industrial strategy. However, chemicals released into the environment can have adverse effects on biodiversity and the benefits it provide to people (i.e.
  Evolution of Reproductive traits - to elucidate the genetic and developmental basis of reproductive failure
  Dr N Hemmings
Applications accepted all year round

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Sexual selection is underpinned by variation in reproductive success. Our research group studies the mechanisms underpinning this variation, primarily using birds as a model.
  PhD in Food Web Networks and Environmental Change: Exploring how natural and anthropogenic stress influence the structure and dynamics of communities.
  Prof A Beckerman
Applications accepted all year round

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The interactions among species define a food web network. In these networks, species have dynamics (e.g. numbers and biomass), the community has structure (e.g.
  PhD in the Diversification of Life - Generating Novel Datasets to Examine Species Form Variety
  Dr G Thomas
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding how and why the diversity of life on earth varies through time and geographic space is one of the fundamental underpinnings of evolutionary and conservation biology.
  The evolution of symbiosis - testing the evolutionary theory of ecological conditions driving the emergence of symbioses
  Prof M Brockhurst
Applications accepted all year round

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Symbiosis allows organisms to gain novel functions and exploit new ecological niches through the merger of once independent species.
  The Macroecology of Changing Marine Ecosystems
  Dr T Webb
Applications accepted all year round

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The marine environment covers most of our planet, and is vital for food provision, climate regulation, and biodiversity.
  PhD in Chemical Ecology
  Dr S Campbell
Applications accepted all year round

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In response to the near-universal threat of being consumed by insect herbivores, plants have evolved a sophisticated arsenal of chemical defences.
  EPSRC Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment

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The EPSRC Aura Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment invites high-quality applications from students from a broad range of academic backgrounds for 4-year taught and research PhD scholarships.
  Water pollution control using polymer-inorganic complexes
  Dr F Clegg
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Area. Water pollution arises via several different sources, including municipal, industrial (in particular petroleum) and agricultural activities.
  Biogas enrichment and nutrient recovery from wastewater using bio-electrochemical systems
  Dr M Goel, Dr A Asthana
Applications accepted all year round

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The integrated biorefinery is emerging, sustainable, energy producing wastewater treatment, which can also provide a renewable source of various useful products, such as biohydrogen, bioelectricity, nutrients and other biobased products.
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