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Marine Biology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

We have 29 Marine Biology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Acoustics to Monitor Fish on Man-Made Marine Structures
  Dr P Fernandes
Application Deadline: 4 June 2020

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An exciting PhD opportunity to work with leading academics at the National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) and Chevron Corporation to address some of the major questions around the environmental implications of decommissioning energy assets at a number of global locations and provide guidance for optimal decommissioning.
  Investigation of the environmental implications of decommissioning and the longevity and fate of offshore structures left in place

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The National Decommissioning Centre (NDC) and Chevron Corporation have recently signed an Anchor partnership agreement that will fund a research programme to address some of the major questions around the environmental implications of decommissioning energy assets at a number of global locations and provide guidance for optimal decommissioning.
  Marine Mammal Ecotoxicology
  Dr G Troisi
Applications accepted all year round

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Exposure to persistent organic pollutants such has been shown to cause reproductive failure in wild seals and other aquatic mammal species and endocrine disruptive toxic mechanisms are believed to be involved.
  Antimicrobial resistance in marine mammals
  Dr G Troisi
Applications accepted all year round

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This project addresses an urgent Global Challenge – the growing widespread incidence of anti-microbial resistance (AMR). It will be the first to investigate an unreported alarming concern, that wild seals are dying off from AMR bacterial infections and mortality is greater in more polluted waters.
  Low-cost paper-based sensors for rapid monitoring of water quality PhD
  Dr Z Yang, Dr F Coulon, Dr F Hassard
Application Deadline: 16 June 2020

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Microbiological contamination of water used for human consumption presents high risks to human health, and it occurs throughout low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
  PhD studentship in Biological Sciences - Assessing Pedagogic Benefits of the Virtual World for Enhancing Fieldwork
  Dr S Marsham, Dr R Bevan
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Number of awards. 1. Start date and duration. September 2020. Four year PhD with Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Placement. Overview.
  Uncovering 3D genome architecture in annelid worms
  Dr JM Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary is one of the UK’s elite research centres, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  Biology of the invasive Chinese mitten crab in the river Thames
  Prof D Morritt
Applications accepted all year round

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The Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, is an invasive brachyuran crab species (one of the top 100 most invasive species) that is now well established in the River Thames and tributaries.
  Investigating the Causal Biological Effects on Microbial Induced Corrosion (MIC) Occurring Within Components of Advanced Maritime Systems
  Dr B Connolly
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a full time PhD studentship in the Department of Materials at the University of Manchester. The project is supported by BAE Systems, who will provide both industrial supervision, access to research facilities and secondments during the studentship.
  Fish Cardiac Physiology in an Era of Climate Change
  Dr H Shiels, Dr R Nudds
Applications accepted all year round

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Effective cardiac pumping is critical to supply oxygen for all physiological functions and is a primary determinant of a fish’s upper thermal tolerance.
  GW4 FRESH CDT PhD Studentship - Talking algae: an early warning system for water quality threats
  Dr P Rocha
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.
  Evolution and biochemistry of photosynthesis - electron transfer reactions, renewable energy production, biotechnology, and chloroplast genomes
  Prof C J Howe
Applications accepted all year round

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The common theme of our work is the biochemistry and evolution of photosynthesis.
  Understanding non-genetic inheritance in Daphnia magna with Raman spectroscopic imaging and mass spectrometry-based metabolomics
  Dr H Muhamad Ali, Dr S J Plaistow, Prof R Goodacre
Applications accepted all year round

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Inheritance is an integral part of the evolutionary process. We all know that offspring inherit genes from their parents. But it is now increasingly recognised that parents also transmit ’non-genetic’ factors that interact with genes to shape offspring development.
  Assessing Sensitivity to Fluctuating Temperatures in Marine Animals
  Dr O Tills, Dr M Truebano Garcia
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Within the context of climate change, marine animals are experiencing increased frequency and intensity of thermal extremes, alongside an increase in mean sea surface temperatures.
  Coordination of Physiological Responses to Multiple Stresses by Abscisic Acid in Barley: A Field Focused Study
  Dr A Plessis, Prof N Smirnoff
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Crop yield losses due to adverse weather and herbivory are among the main threats to global food security and will likely increase under climate change.
  Extremophiles in a Changing World: the Mechanistic Bases of Stress Resistance in Rotifers and Tardigrades.
  Dr C Boschetti, Dr J Ellis, Dr S Rundle
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Extremophiles are organisms able to tolerate extreme environmental conditions, which are stressful or lethal to other taxa and are important biological models that provide insights into the mechanisms underpinning adaptation and survival under environmental change.
  Factors Controlling Protein Metabolism and Growth in the Intertidal Limpet Patella vulgata
  Dr K Fraser, Dr B Ciotti, Dr R Billington
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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While growth is a fundamental process in all organisms, little is known of the factors that govern individual growth performance in marine animals in situ.
  Predicting Coastal Resilience to Climate Change
  Dr M Davidson, Dr Tim Scott, Prof P Russell
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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The Coastal Processes Research Group at the University of Plymouth are seeking applications for one fully funded PhD studentship starting in October 2020.
  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.
  A lab on a chip: using nano-plasmonics tongues for building miniaturized ecosystem sensors (SUPER DTP)
  Research Group: Scottish Oceans Institute
  Dr L Boehme
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Sustainability and human wellbeing depend on resources from marine and freshwater systems, and to monitor how they are changing, a range of observations are needed.
  Modelling local population dynamics for whale sharks in the Maldives
  Research Group: Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling
  Dr H Worthington
Applications accepted all year round

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Data for this project will be provided by the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme. The broad aim is to further the understanding of the local population dynamics of this enigmatic species.
  Statistical models for digital ecological surveys
  Research Group: Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling
  Prof D Borchers
Applications accepted all year round

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Ecological surveys are the foundation on which evidence-based conservation of the planet’s biodiversity and wildlife resources is built.
  Genome-wide identification and analysis of signatures of selection in Pacific oyster
  Dr A Gutierrez, Dr S Carboni
Application Deadline: 16 June 2020

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Aquaculture has become a fast-growing industry called to play a crucial role in future food production.
  Why phytoplankton are so diverse in the ocean desert?
  Dr B Chen, Dr M GRINFELD
Application Deadline: 31 July 2020

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We are looking for a highly motivated student to join our group. This fully-funded 3 year studentship needs to be filled in as soon as possible, so we recommend applying immediately.
  Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) for calibrating and evaluating Individual Based Models of fisheries
  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
  Dr R Everitt
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Project Highlights. Spatially-explicit landscapes IBMs can show how populations change over time in response to management actions.
  Floaters vs. sinkers: How do marine phytoplankton combat the biological pump?
  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
  Dr R Puxty, Prof D J Scanlan
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Project Highlights. Uncover the “genetic dark matter” responsible for maintaining buoyancy in marine phytoplankton. Test how abiotic and biotic stress impact buoyancy traits of marine phytoplankton.
  Smelly sediment dwellers – identifying microbial populations driving DMSO reduction in anoxic sediments
  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
  Dr H Schaefer, Dr K Purdy, Dr Y Chen
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Project Highlights. Identify uncharacterised microbes driving anaerobic organic matter degradation. Master a wide range of cutting-edge environmental microbiology techniques.
  Understanding the genetic blueprint of photosynthetic bacteria?
  Research Group: CENTA - Central England NERC Training Alliance
  Dr R Puxty, Prof D J Scanlan
Application Deadline: 29 May 2020

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Project Highlights. Cutting-edge 3D chromosome reconstruction and “gene transplants” using CRISPR. Understanding the evolution of chromosomes of photosynthetic organisms.
  Comparative analysis of carbon assimilation pathways in key species of marine phytoplankton
  Dr T Tonon, Dr L Mackinder
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Seas and oceans cover more than 70% of our planet, contribute to half of the primary production on Earth, and are responsible for cycling half of the carbon fixed by living organisms.
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