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Ecotoxicology & Pollution PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

We have 27 Ecotoxicology & Pollution PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Fate and transport of microplastics in partially saturated soils
  Dr Y Tanino, Prof D Pokrajac
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent research indicates that microplastics are now ubiquitous in the environment. they have been found in lakes, rivers, and even groundwater.
  Cost and efficiency focused optimisation of domestic waste water heat recovery application
  Research Group: Engineering Analysis Simulation and Tribology Research Group
  Dr A Ramezanpour
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Engineering Analysis Simulation and Tribology Research Group. https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/engineering-analysis-simulation-and-tribology-research-group.
  Green cities: how our decisions affect landscape biodiversity
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr A Helden, Dr T Ings
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  Developing methods for extracting high added-value compounds from urban waste streams
  Dr E Katsou
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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Location. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,. Brunel University London, London, UK. Eligibility. Home/EU Students.
  Controlling water chemistry to improve drinking water quality and minimising disinfection by-products?aiting Update by Supervisor
  Dr E Goslan, Prof B Jefferson
Application Deadline: 7 July 2020

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Controlling water chemistry to improve drinking water quality and minimising disinfection by-products?.
  Resource recovery (water, nutrients, heat) from distillery wastewater
  Dr M Pidou, Prof B Jefferson
Application Deadline: 14 June 2020

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Sponsored through the EC funded H2020 project ULTIMATE, this studentship will provide a bursary of up to £18,000 per annum (tax free) plus fees* for three years.
  Taking old drinking water treatment processes into the 21st Century
  Dr P Jarvis, Prof B Jefferson
Application Deadline: 19 June 2020

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Sponsored by EPSRC, Thames Water and Anglian Water, this studentship will provide a bursary of £19,000 per annum (tax free) plus fees* for four years.
  Lead isotope ratio measurements in microcosms and avian samples as indicators for the source of lead poisoning in wildfowl
  Dr J Barker, Dr S Barton
Applications accepted all year round

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Lead (Pb) poisoning is commonly linked amongst anthropogenically-caused deaths in waterfowl and this is often associated with hunting and fishing activities.
  Grazing and disturbance as management tools in coastal wetlands: consequences for soil organic matter, biodiversity and functional resilience
  Dr A Keith
Application Deadline: 9 June 2020

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Application details. Reference number. CENTA20-LU15. Start date. 1 October 2020. Closing date. 9 June 2020. Interview date. Week beginning 22 June 2020.
  BBSRC CTP four-year studentships for October 2020

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 The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC ) has awarded a Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) grant to a consortium led by Berry Gardens Growers Ltd and NIAB EMR.
  The indoor home dust biome: characterising and communicating chemical hazards within our home (Ref: SF20/APP/DEAN)
  Prof J Dean
Applications accepted all year round

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There is a gap in our understanding of physical, chemical and biological characteristics of household dust, which has direct relevance to human health.
  Machine learning based movement tracking from Internet-of-Things [IoT] devices to better understand the link between human behaviour and environmental stressors in cities
  Research Group: Atmospheric Science
  Dr D Topping, Prof J Evans
Applications accepted all year round

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The population in cities around the world is growing. Eighty-five per cent of humanity – some nine billion people - will live in cities by the end of this century.
  Addressing the challenge of air pollution: Novel measurements of particulate matter and gaseous air pollutants in the UK and South Asia
  Dr C Di Marco, Dr M Twigg, Dr Z Shi, Dr E Nemitz
Application Deadline: 5 June 2020

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Overview. Air pollution is of concern for human health and the environment. To mitigate air pollution it is necessary to first identify and quantify the sources of air pollutants, as well as understand their fate in terms of chemical transformations in the atmosphere and their deposition to ecosystems.
  Crude Sulfate Turpentine as a new source of biorenewable fuel
  Prof S B Bull, Dr C Chuck
Applications accepted all year round

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Dwindling fossil fuel supplies and global warming mean there is an urgent need to develop biorenewable replacements for the petrochemical based fuels and lubricants consumed by the automotive industry.
  GW4 FRESH CDT PhD Studentship: Chemical and ecological effects of combined sewer overflows on rivers
  Prof J Hofman
Application Deadline: 11 June 2020

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GW4 FRESH is a consortium of the UK’s top research intensive universities. Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter and research organisations, British Geological Society and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
  GW4 FRESH CDT PhD Studentship - Stereoisomerism of antimicrobial agents and risks to freshwater ecosystems
  Prof B Kasprzyk-Hordern
Application Deadline: 11 June 2020

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GW4 FRESH is a consortium of the UK’s top research intensive universities. Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter and research organisations, British Geological Society and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
  The effect of air pollution on the behaviour of bacteria
  Dr J Morrissey, Prof J Ketley, Prof P W Andrew, Prof P Monks
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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This project is at the cutting edge of investigations of the increase in infection resulting from airborne pollution. Air pollution is the world’s largest single environmental health risk, being responsible for an eighth of all global deaths per year (World Health Organisation, 2017).
  The effect of air pollution on the interaction between bacteria and bacteriophage
  Dr J Morrissey, Prof M Clokie, Dr A Millard
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Air pollution is the world’s largest single environmental health risk, being responsible for an eighth of all global deaths per year (World Health Organisation, 2017).
  The effects of air pollution on the behaviour and allergenic potential of fungi
  Dr C Pashley, Dr J Morrissey
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Fungi are an essential component of the ecosystem, but cause major economic loss through crop damage and infection of domesticated animals and livestock, and affect human health through infections, toxicosis, or allergy.
  Understanding the role of livestock management on invertebrate communities of wet pastures
  Dr G Barrett
Applications accepted all year round

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The supervisory team comprises. Glyn Barrett (School of Biological Sciences at the University of Reading) (Robin Buxton (Patsy Wood Trust), Ben Woodcock (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Sally-Ann Spence (Berrycroft).
  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.
  Environmentally induced epigenetic effects in a fish
  Dr P J Watt
Applications accepted all year round

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Animals may be exposed to a wide range of environmental stimuli over the course of their development, some of which may be harmful, such as pollutants, and these may subsequently affect their behaviour and/or physiology and that of their offspring.
  PhD in Ecology and Environment: how ecosystems, and the species they contain, respond to environmental change and how to reduce and mitigate adverse impacts
  Dr C Voigt
Applications accepted all year round

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Environmental change threatens biodiversity, altering ecosystem processes and provision of ecosystem services. These environmental change pressures are accelerating due to growing human populations and accompanying climate change, land use, pollution and invasive species.
  Population ecology in a changing world.
  Dr D Childs
Applications accepted all year round

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We invite applications for a PhD in the area of population ecology and demographic modelling. Our research tackles problems at the pure and applied ends of the spectrum.
  New methods for removal of pollutants from water
  Dr A Fletcher, Dr L Lue
Applications accepted all year round

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Emerging pollutants have been linked to adverse effects in humans and wildlife, such species e.g. metaldehyde as a persistent pesticide, as well as pentabromobiphenylether, 4-nonylphenol, C10-C13 chloroalkanes and di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, which are listed as priority hazardous substances by the EU (refs.
  Source detection and treatment of microplastics
  Dr T Somorin, Dr Y Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Microplastics pose an ecological risk, causing starvation, suffocation, laceration and death of marine organisms and disrupting critical ecosystem services and biological functions.
  Obtaining a better understanding of the identity of agrichemical photoproducts
  Dr C E Dessent
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Agrichemicals are widely used to to protect crops from pests and enhance crop yields, but represent an important class of potential environmental contaminants.
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