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  Novel Approaches to Engaging Land Managers in Monitoring the Impact of Agri-Environment-Climate Schemes
  Dr K Prager, Prof S Redpath
Applications accepted all year round

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Agri-environment-climate schemes (AECS) are a voluntary policy mechanism to incentivise and compensate farmers for undertaking environmental measures as part of their land management.
  SEESALT: Novel ways to ’SEE’ coastal ’SALT’ marshes using low-cost drones and sensors
  Dr D Green, Dr D Mauquoy
Applications accepted all year round

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Saltmarshes are found extensively along low wave energy coastlines resulting from fine sediment accumulation and vegetation establishment.
  Understanding the health behaviour behind GP help-seeking with potential cancer symptoms.
  Prof P Murchie, Dr D Powell, Dr R Vieira
Applications accepted all year round

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1. Background to the project.
  KESS2 PhD Scholarship: Research into Microbially Enhanced Mine Water Geothermal Energy
  Dr A Mitchell
Application Deadline: 23 September 2019

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Low enthalpy geothermal heat recovery and storage in abandoned flooded coal mines is an area of increasing interest as we move towards decarbonised heating and energy systems in both domestic and industrial settings.
  A spatially explicit evaluation of mountain hare-related conservation conflicts in the Cairngorms
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr H Wheeler
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.
  Socio-economic impacts of rewilding projects
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr H Wheeler, Dr N Jones
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.
  Exploring the relationship between social work and the UK Government’s Prevent Strategy
  Prof S Webb, Dr S Jackson, Dr N Farmer
Applications accepted all year round

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Project reference number. SHLS19021. The Prevent policy is a strand of the Governments Countering Violent Extremism (C.V.E) policy CONTEST.
  Quantification of global impacts of static fishing gear using systematic review and meta-analysis
  Research Group: Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
  Prof M Kaiser
Application Deadline: 25 September 2019

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The use of static (passive) fishing gears is widespread around the globe. While static gear are considered more selective and less disturbing to marine environments than fishing gear such as bottom trawls, they are associated with their own unique environmental impacts.
  Understanding the consequences of scallop dredging in relation to seabed habitat types, conservation features and other industry sectors
  Research Group: Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
  Prof M Kaiser, Dr M Bell
Application Deadline: 25 September 2019

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This PhD will look at both broad scale and regional issues associated with scallop dredge fisheries in the UK.
  Culture, Media & Creative Industries PhD

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About Culture, Media & Creative Industries PhD. REF rankings 2014. 1st in the UK for power. 80% of our research was deemed to be world-leading (4*) and internationally excellent (3*) standard.
  Digital Humanities PhD (option of a joint PhD with National University of Singapore)

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About Digital Humanities PhD.
  Alternative Lifestyles: Mobile Home Parks in the Metropolitan Fringe ¬ a UK/US comparison.
  Dr P Garside
Applications accepted all year round

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Mobile homes are growing in popularity for those who cannot afford conventional housing (Yarnal and Aman, 2009). There are now approximately 250,000 people living in park homes in the UK while in the US over 22m people live in one.
  Climate change influences on landsliding in the British Isles
  Dr M Ibsen, Dr A P Dykes, Dr S Downward
Applications accepted all year round

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Climate change predictions for the British Isles generally indicate that there will be higher winter rainfall in future, but with more frequent high intensity rainfall events at any time of year.
  Community Resilience – Benefit or Burden?
  Dr T Coates
Applications accepted all year round

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Community resilience has become a central part of disaster management approaches over recent years, adopted by policymakers and practitioners’ worldwide.
  Field scale reconstruction of nineteenth century rural land use using first County Series OS maps and parish area books
  Prof N S Walford, Dr D Brown
Applications accepted all year round

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The project will explore agricultural land use change in mid-nineteenth century England, which was a period of relatively high prosperity and stability before the onset of an era of decline and depression from the early 1870s through to the twentieth century.
  Flood mitigation schemes in rural communities in the south west of England
  Dr K Clarke, Dr A P Dykes, Dr M Ibsen
Applications accepted all year round

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There have been several severe flood events in southwest England in recent years, including Boscastle in 2004, Dawlish in 2014 and Coverack in 2014 and July 2017.
  International migration and ethnic diversity in London in the first decades of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
  Dr D Brown, Prof N S Walford
Applications accepted all year round

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The project will explore international migration and ethnic diversity in parts of London in the first decades of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries using a combination of historical and contemporary Population Census and related information sources.
  School of Cultural Studies and Humanities

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The. School of Cultural Studies and Humanities. is the home of English Literature, Creative Writing, History and Media Studies research at Leeds Beckett University.
  LSE PhD Studentships for 2019

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Want to know more?. Ask LSE. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is the world's leading dedicated social science institution.
  Exploring appropriate disaster risk awareness raising methods among informal construction sector
  Dr K Chmutina
Applications accepted all year round

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Rapid but often poorly controlled urbanisation and the increase in construction delivered by informal workers with low levels of education and vocational training in locations highly vulnerable to impacts of natural hazards is common in Low and Middle-Income Countries around the world.
  Understanding the impact of building regulations and planning policies on achieving sustainable and resilient cities
  Dr K Chmutina
Applications accepted all year round

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It is commonly agreed that building regulations and planning policies play an important role in reducing disaster risks; yet there is little understanding about disaster risk creation in the contexts where building regulations and planning policies are absent or poorly implemented.
  EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Studentship Award (Physical Geography) - Making, breaking and following rock-avalanche agglomerates through landscapes
  Dr S Dunning
Application Deadline: 23 October 2019

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. 2 January 2020, full-time for 3 years. Overview. The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology is pleased to invite applications for an EPSRC funded studentship in Physical Geography.
  EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) Studentship Awards (Physical Geography)

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The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology is pleased to invite applications for two funded studentships in Physical Geography.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Geospatial Systems - 4 year PhD Studentships

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 The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Geospatial Systems invites high-quality applications for up to 9 fully funded 4-year PhDs at Newcastle University and University of Nottingham.
  Department of Humanities

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We welcome proposals in our Humanities disciplines that speak to our interdisciplinary research group themes. American Studies. on any aspect of the history, literature, and culture of the pre-1776 North American colonies, the United States, and the Caribbean.
  Place Leadership in Northern England: Changing Regimes (SF19/LHRM/SHUTT2)
  Prof J Shutt, Prof J Liddle
Applications accepted all year round

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A new level of regional governance has been introduced into the UK since 2014 with the introduction of the Northern Powerhouse, the West Midlands Engine, and the Oxford Cambridge Corridor and the Western Powerhouse.
  Investigating the impact of climate change on riverine flooding (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/MOTTA)
  Dr D Motta
Applications accepted all year round

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Riverine flooding evaluation typically includes a hydrologic analysis to estimate the flood peak discharge or hydrograph for a reference return period, and a hydraulic model to compute the corresponding water surface elevations and flooded areas.
  Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure into Planning Policy (Advert Reference: SF18/GES/SCOTT)
  Prof A Scott
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will undertake an assessment of local plans across England, Wales and Scotland drawing upon a methodology pioneered by Hislop and Scott 2018.
  Microbial life and activity on glaciers and in Arctic soils
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr J Bradley, Dr A Jungblut, Prof K Heppell
Applications accepted all year round

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The Arctic plays host to a diverse range of microorganisms, including bacteria, algae, and viruses.
  Microbial survival in the energy-limited deep biosphere
  Research Group: Earth Surface Science
  Dr J Bradley, Prof M Trimmer, Prof L Belyea
Applications accepted all year round

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The deep subsurface biosphere contains a vast proportion of Earth’s microbial life and organic carbon. In deep, energy-limited settings, microorganisms persist over extraordinarily long timescales with very slow metabolisms – constituting an important analogue to the potential for life beyond Earth.
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