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University of Kent- School of Politics and International Relations
Placed on: 01/11/2018 Salary: £14,777.00
Closes 20 Jan
School of Politics and International Relations – PhD Scholarships available for candidates starting in September 2019 The School has a long tradition of high-quality research among its staff and students. The School’s vibrant research culture attracts students from all over the world who conduct research at the forefront of our discipline....
University of Southampton
Placed on: 31/10/2018 Salary: £14,777.00 per annum
Closes 12 Jan
Supervisor(s): Jadu Dash and Emma L. Tompkins Recent work in Odisha, India by the two supervisors (Dash and Tompkins) has highlighted the crushing impact on agricultural rural households of chronic poverty, social-cultural systems and repeated cycles of damaging natural hazards (Duncan et al., 2017a). They have further identified little evidence of...
Closes 12 Jan
Supervisor(s): Dr Booker Ogutu, Prof Jadu Dash and Dr Jeremiah Okeyo (External, University of Embu, Kenya) The pressure to produce sufficient food to meet the nutritional needs of the burgeoning human population is the main driving force behind agricultural development. Conversion of vegetated land surface to crop production has been identified as one...
University of Southampton
Placed on: 31/10/2018 Salary: £14,777.00
Closes 12 Jan
Supervisor(s): Emma L. Tompkins and David Sear There are over 100,000 small islands globally, hosting ~1% of the world’s population. Small islands, by their nature are small, with limited land area, a small workforce, limited means of earning foreign exchange, a narrow economy and limited domestic markets. They tend to be remote, isolated,...
University of Southampton
Placed on: 31/10/2018 Salary: £14,777.00
Closes 12 Jan
Supervisor(s): Prof Jadu Dash The prediction, in space and time, of vegetation phenological variables such as: time of onset of ‘greenness’, time of end of ‘greenness’, duration of the growing season, rate of ‘green up’ and rate of senescence can provide the information needed to increase understanding of the effects...
University of Southampton
Placed on: 31/10/2018 Salary: £14,777.00
Closes 12 Jan
Supervisor(s): Dr Gareth Roberts Biomass burning is an important Earth system process and a major component of land surface change. Terrestrial burning of vegetation alters surface cover and releases large quantities of aerosols and trace gases, which in turn affect the atmospheres chemical composition and the Earth’s climate. Africa contributes...
Closes 12 Jan
Supervisor(s): Prof Jane K Hart One of the main drivers of glacier response to climate change is the rate at which surface water can reach the bed of the glacier. There are two models for the response of glaciers to any potential increase in meltwater. The first argues that increased melt will cause more water to flow to the glacier bed, which promotes...
Closes 12 Jan
Supervisor(s): Dr Booker Ogutu and Prof Jadu Dash Information on crop yield and yield gap is important for planning, monitoring agricultural trends and identifying potential areas for sustainable intensification to improve agricultural productivity and ensure food security. However, in most developing countries, this information is difficult to obtain...
University of Southampton
Placed on: 31/10/2018 Salary: £14,777.00
Closes 12 Jan
Supervisor(s): Emma L. Tompkins What is the spectrum, distribution and prevalence of human adaptations to flood events and heatwaves? Which strategies to adapt to any environmental shock or stress are most common and which most rare? The short answer is – we don’t know. Choices are being made within governments around the world about what...
University of Southampton
Placed on: 31/10/2018 Salary: £14,777.00
Closes 12 Jan
Supervisor(s): Dr Jo Nield Desert barchan and transverse dunes typically migrate by avalanching. However, work investigating avalanche dynamics has previously been hampered because the lee slopes on which avalanches occur are typically at the angle of repose and unstable for mounting instruments. This PhD research will make use of the latest...
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