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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...
University of East Anglia- School of Environmental Sciences
Placed on: 31/10/2018 Salary: Not specified.
Closes 08 Jan
Start date: October 2019 No. of positions available: 1 Supervisor: Prof. Jenni Barclay Project description Scientific background It is a truth universally acknowledged that a volcanic island in possession of some ash must become extremely fertile. Although 124 million hectares of the world’s land surface are volcanic ash soils, details...
University of East Anglia- School of Biological Sciences
Placed on: 31/10/2018 Salary: Not specified.
Closes 08 Jan
Start date: October 2019 No. of positions available: 1 Supervisor Prof. Andrew Bourke Project description Scientific background Explaining patterns of ageing in organisms is essential for both our scientific understanding of the diversity of life histories and our ability to manipulate them in beneficial ways. Yet, despite the overall success of...
University of East Anglia- School of Environmental Sciences
Placed on: 31/10/2018 Salary: Not specified.
Closes 08 Jan
Location University of East Anglia, Norwich Start date: October 2019 No. of positions available: 1 Supervisor Dr. Aldina Franco Project description BACKGROUND: The establishment of robust networks of protected areas is key to address biodiversity loss. For species that move between breeding and non-breeding sites are among those that are most...
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