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

We have 22 Ecotoxicology & Pollution PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Ecological impacts of microplastic pollution in freshwater habitats
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr D Green, 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.
  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.
  Contributing to the circular economy: biological coagulant recovery in water and wastewater treatment PhD
  Dr G Dotro, Prof B Jefferson
Application Deadline: 31 August 2019

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Sponsored by EPSRC, Cranfield University, Severn Trent Water, Thames Water, United Utilities and Scottish Water, this studentship will provide a bursary of up to £18,500 (tax free) plus fees* for three years.
  Delivering a resilient approach to removal of Phosphorus from wastewater
  Dr M Pidou, Prof B Jefferson
Application Deadline: 28 July 2019

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This exciting fully funded PhD, will research the most efficient commercially available processes to remove phosphorus from wastewater to the very low levels that are being increasingly expected.
  Eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment
  Prof B Jefferson
Application Deadline: 28 July 2019

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This exciting fully funded PhD, with an enhanced stipend of £19,000 per annum and working in collaboration with Severn Trent, will research the reduction of greenhouse gases from wastewater treatment systems.
  Enhanced bio-minerals production using catalysts to accelerate resource recovery in wastewater treatment plants PhD
  Dr A Soares, Prof T Stephenson
Application Deadline: 13 July 2019

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This PhD position offers an exciting opportunity to resolve key questions around nutrient resource recovery in waste streams in a project sponsored by EPSRC, Severn Trent and Microvi.
  Sustainable and futureproof management of fats oils and greases in wastewater PhD
  Prof B Jefferson
Application Deadline: 28 July 2019

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This exciting fully funded PhD, will focus on fats oils and greases (FOG) in wastewater. Students will benefit from being part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Infrastructure and Resilience (WIRe), a world leading collaboration between three universities.
  Taking 20th Century drinking water treatment assets into the 21st Century
  Dr P Jarvis, Prof B Jefferson
Application Deadline: 28 July 2019

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This exciting fully funded PhD, with an enhanced stipend of £19,000 per annum and working in collaboration with Thames Water, will research the means of delivering effective drinking water well into the future against a backdrop of significant challenge.
  Distribution modelling and the management and conservation of European ectomycorrhizal communities
  Dr M Bidartondo, Dr C D L Orme
Application Deadline: 12 July 2019

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In this project, the student will develop cutting-edge distributional models of dominant ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungal species across Europe and establish vital practice and policy recommendations for the monitoring, management and conservation of these ecologically critical organisms.
  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.
  The role of lateral and tree transport in methane cycling in tropical peatlands
  Dr S Pangala
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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Tropical peatlands in Southeast Asia have sequestered carbon over thousands of years and are an important global carbon stock.
  New generation of brake pads – design and tribological testing (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/ZABIEGAJ)
  Dr D Zabiegaj
Applications accepted all year round

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Road traffics and industrial processes that are well-known as exhaust emissions producers; however, released Particulate Matter (PM) originates also from a number of non-exhaust processes, brake and tyres, involving corrosion and mechanical abrasion.
  Fully-Funded PhD Scholarship in UK Radioactive Waste Thermal Treatment and Environmental Monitoring
  Prof Paul Bingham
Application Deadline: 18 August 2019

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Sheffield Hallam University is offering this challenging and exciting PhD project in radioactive waste immobilisation and monitoring.
  Hot stuff? Evaluating the human exposure hazard presented by land contaminated with organic flame retardants
  Prof S J Harrad, Dr M Abdallah
Applications accepted all year round

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Chemical flame retardants (FRs) such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and chlorinated organophosphates (e.g. tris (2-chloroisopropyl)phosphate – TCIPP) have been used extensively in a wide range of applications worldwide.
  Microplastics as conduits of flame retardants in birds feeding on landfills
  Dr M Abdallah, Dr S J Reynolds
Applications accepted all year round

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There is increasing evidence of widespread ingestion of plastics by birds, mistaking it for food, during foraging. The demonstrated effects of plastic ingestion by birds include.
  Total Atmospheric Emissions from the Biosphere
  Dr W J Bloss, Dr L Kramer
Applications accepted all year round

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The dominant source of hydrocarbons to the atmosphere is vegetation – biogenic volatile organic compounds or BVOCs. In the atmosphere, BVOCs undergo chemical processing, leading to the formation of secondary pollutants such as ozone and organic aerosol particles, affecting human and environmental health and climate.
  Effect of bed roughness on the spreading and dilution of gravity currents
  Research Group: Centre For Sustainable Environments
  Prof Y Guo
Applications accepted all year round

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Gravity current is frequently encountered in natural (e.g. saltwater intrusion in estuary) and men-made environment (e.g. mining solution; desalination).
  3D Printing Clean Air! - - MScR in Global Environmental Challenges
  Prof C Faul
Application Deadline: 1 August 2019

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About the Project. This exciting project will introduce you the fascinating world of 3D printing and porous materials, whilst focussing your attention on helping to solve one of the biggest problems faced by many around the world – air pollution.
  Understanding how time-dependent changes in biogeochemistry, microbiology and mineralogy of mine waste can contribute to, or limit the impact of, environmental metal pollution – PhD (Funded)
  Dr L Newsome, Prof W Gaze
Application Deadline: 14 July 2019

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The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  The impact of air pollution on bacteria colonisation and virulence.
  Dr J Morrissey, Prof J Ketley, Prof P W Andrew
Applications accepted all year round

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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, 2014).
  British mosquito ecology: investigating the role of ecological traits, invasion status, and environmental factors in determining the distribution and seasonality of insect vectors in the UK
  Prof A Callaghan
Applications accepted all year round

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Mosquito-borne diseases cause substantial mortality and morbidity worldwide and are changing in distribution and impact due to globalisation and environmental change.
  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.
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