2024 Studentships

Studentship projects for cohort 2024/25.

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Available studentships for the 2024/25 cohort will be added here throughout September and October 2023. Applications will open in November 2023.

Flax forever: the possibility of immortality in the meristems of an annual plant

Molecular mechanisms of repeated adaptive divergences in Arctic charr

Environmental change and the coral biomineralisation response in the Central Pacific over the last 500ka

Resilient Coastal Communities: Nature-based Solutions to Mitigate Compound Flood Risks

Tropical delta lake ecosystems in transition: investigating the multi-stressor impacts of humans and climate change on aquatic ecology and biogeochemistry on the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta

Black & Blue: The dynamics of black carbon in fluvial networks.

Underground heat storage in abandoned coals mines for Net Zero

Integrating Earth Observation data and modelling to prevent malaria outbreaks in changing environments

Habitat restoration planning: Investigating the synergism between biochemical and acoustic cues for successful settlement of native European oysters

Reactivation and mineralisation associated with the Lake District Boundary Fault

Refining dietary interpretation of archaeological humans in the Holocene of northwestern Europe using paired apatite and collagen carbon isotopes

Genomic insights into the radiation of rubyspot damselflies

Drone and satellite remote sensing to support catchment scale monitoring of biocontrol of invasive plant species.

Rewilding: cascading effects of reduced grazing on upland food webs

Using life histories to forecast how coldblooded animals respond to environmental change

Occupancy and density of the badger (Meles meles) in Britain

Detecting and assessing the impact of unregulated discharges into river systems through next generation Earth observation

Unravelling the ecological mysteries of freshwater marl lakes: What is their blue carbon potential?

Applying social network and personality trait analyses to understanding and managing human-macaque sympatry in urban Singapore

Assessing the eco-hydrological and geomorphic effects of floodplain restoration.

Examining the impact of radioactive stressors on plants-pathogen interactions

Stability controls in subsurface interfaces subjected to thermal and mechanical actions

Palaeoglacier and palaeoclimate reconstructions in the Chilean and Argentinian Lake District, Patagonia

Combining fieldwork and modelling to understand the migration of the Pied Flycatcher

Peat-forming seasonally flooded forests of the Peruvian Amazon: distribution, carbon storage, and long-term ecology

In hot water: How will climate-driven water level changes impact lakes?

Post-earthquake landslide hazard and risk: developing tools to anticipate legacy hazards in seismically damaged rock slopes

The tactics of rheotaxis: movements of higher vertebrate predators in relation to Southern Ocean currents

Drivers and resilience of urchin barrens in UK kelp forests

Investigating multiple causes of saltmarsh compaction – how important is biodegradation?

The Lake District Legacy: Tracking and tracing past, present and future delivery of contaminated sediment from historic mining headwater catchments

Modelling landscape-level approaches for mitigating the evolution of pesticide resistance

Machine Learning for Innovative Slope Design to Radically Decarbonise Open Pit Mining

Hot Rocks: Calcium carbonate production in a warming ocean

Earthquake Detection, Classification and Forecasting with Machine Learning

Social dynamics and acoustic communication in Iberian magpies

Carbon capture and storage: can a transdisciplinary framework for environmental impact assessment deliver a fair and equitable net-zero carbon future?

Developing quantitative predictive models of ignimbrite sheet architecture: implications for hazards at modern volcanoes

Investigating records of terrestrial precursors in the early Solar System using Cr, Ni and Zn isotope compositions of meteorites

Algae in Loch Leven: Using nanopore sequencing and field work to study algal resting stages and their role in bloom formation and climate change resilience

Shining the light on long-term patterns of sediment cover in bedrock channels

Development and Evolution of Spider Eyes

Detecting the signature of environmental change in partially observed ecological networks

Understanding water security and multi-hazards in volcanic Islands: a case of Tristan da Cunha

The generation of protocells on iron minerals at ancient alkaline hydrothermal vents

Achondrite meteorites as snapshots of Earth’s earliest history

Transforming fractures – coupling deformation, heat and fluid flow within the Earth’s evolving oceanic lithosphere

Using ecoacoustics to assess the biodiversity value of woodland creation sites

Anthropogenic contaminants in alpine glaciers: assessing the environmental risk of contaminant accumulation and future release

Active deformation and landscape evolution in the western Ordos, northern China

Impact of environmental change on the dynamics of freshwater zooplankton and their parasites

Migratory geomagnetic navigation as a spatial optimisation problem

Sea ice evolution and ecosystem responses recorded by Antarctic seabirds

Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Ice Hazard Risk Mitigation and Research

A Central European monthly-scale temperature and rainfall reconstruction over the past millennium

The Ocean’s Evolution: Deciphering Circulation Changes Since the Last Glacial Maximum

The impact of abrupt global warming on soil erosion and the carbon cycle – lessons from the past for the future

Genomics of plant-herbivore coevolution: testing arms race and Red Queen dynamics in the Passion flowers – Heliconius butterfly system

Volcanological and Petrological Controls on Eruptions at El Salvador’s most Active Volcano

Quantifying fluvial geomorphic change in response to changing glacier dynamics

The preservation of volcanic ash from Iceland in northern Scotland

POPP: Persistent Organic Pollutants in Peatlands

Rapid deglaciation and sea-level change on the Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Mobilising Palaeoecology for Local Nature Recovery: Using temporal land-use and ecological data to inform sustainable agriculture and landscape recovery schemes in the Lake District National Park

The contribution of mesopelagic fish to the functioning of the Southern Ocean Ecosystem in a changing climate – an isotopic study.

Elucidating the function of lasso peptides in bacterial cell-cell communication

Biogeochemical cycle of perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids (PFCAs) on grazing land treated with biosolids.

Late Quaternary glaciation and ice sheet-ocean interaction on the Faroes-Shetland margin

Horse power: hoofed animals as agents of rewilding

Impacts of marine protected areas on human wellbeing

Can artificial intelligence improve flood risk management?

Anthropogenic stress cocktails within river sediments

How does ice flow enhancement and rearrangement impact the West Antarctic Ice Sheet?

Linking landscapes and livelihoods: the impact of deforestation on food security in Uganda

Urban biodiversity and human respiratory health

Ancient climate signals in supergene minerals

Why are we not making soil? Learning lessons from the historic anthropogenic soils of UK and Germany

Prediction of physical properties of marine sediments from geophysical and geotechnical data

Tracing Anthropogenic Impacts on Water Quality with Metal Isotopes in North East England

Reconciling evidence with management to mitigate impacts from hunting pressure in tropical forests

Mineral-microbe transformations in carbon critical environments

Tracking past sea-level change In Western Scotland with a novel multi-proxy approach

How does urbanisation shape biodiversity? Integrating spatial and temporal dimensions

Understanding the where, when, and why of forest mortality in Mediterranean Chile

Relict Landscapes as Archives of Past Climatic and Tectonic Conditions

Deep Earth volatiles and the story of Earth’s water

Investigating the geomicrobiology of mercury methylation in northern peatlands

Compound Floods: Fluvial and Surface Water Flood Nature based Solutions

Magmatic processes in mushy systems via coupled stable-radiogenic strontium isotopes

Developing a spatio-temporal species distribution modelling framework for combining species distribution data

Nutrient and carbon behaviour accompanying afforestation in Iceland and France

Impact of climate change on the northern Greenland Ice Sheet over the Late Cenozoic based on a novel geochemical technique

Conserving the Tansy Beetle: How can endangered species persist in dynamic habitat networks?

Modelling the impact of submarine melting on tidewater glaciers

From Sink to Source: Using Stream Sediment Geochemistry for Element Concentration Maps for Indonesia

Understanding the ecological interplay between tree planting and natural colonisation processes to create future forests

The importance of location of origin for wildflower seed mixes

Population genomics and spatial dynamics of Wild Goats

Past ocean oxygen and pH changes

Manganese and its role in (de)stabilizing aquatic carbon from land to ocean

Improving modern sea-level estimates in tectonically active regions.

Tipping the balance: quantifying physical and chemical drivers of bedrock channel erosion

Modelling oak response to climate change and disturbance

Phanerozoic CO2 and Mass Extinctions

Do organic-mineral interactions increase or decrease greenhouse gas release from rivers?

Investigating past changes in Greenland melting and its impacts on ocean circulation as a key to the future.

Using genomics to evolve our understanding of the phylogeographic history of the Galapagos giant tortoise radiation

The effects of climate warming and heatwaves on in situ benthic marine community development

History of tropical peatland vegetation: controls on the recent development of peatland pole forest in Peruvian Amazonia

How does climate change impact reindeers? Reconstructing Arctic environments using lipid biomarkers in lake sediments.

Understanding the role of complexity and diversity in riparian woodland resilience to extreme events

Grounds for an Equitable Transition

Can land and soil restoration help control flooding?

Implications of climate change for geomorphological process and hazard cascades in glaciated catchments of central Patagonia

Investigating the links between sea ice and Antarctic outlet glacier dynamics

A metallogenic model for lithium and rare metal resources in the Glen Gairn granite

The effects climate-related stressors on sleep and associated behavioural and physiological consequences in fish

Understanding conservation conflicts: combining the habitat-to-population framework and participatory approaches

Palaeoenvironmental changes during the Holocene in south-west Guinea-Bissau: a record of the intertropical convergence zone

Drivers and impacts of extreme high temperature events over coastal Antarctica

The Molecular Blueprint for Marine Biomineralization in a Changing Climate

Conservation Challenges in a Changing World: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Resilience and Wildlife Movement

Holistic assessment of pressures causing the decline of critically endangered freshwater pearl mussels and development of catchment-based solutions

When blue spaces turn brown: understanding the influence of poor water quality on blue health (dis)benefits

Uncovering the effects of climate change on forest ecosystems through the lens of animal behaviour

(How) does active basal hydrology influence the onset of ice stream flow?

Antarctic palaeo-ice streams and their pan-Antarctic glacial geological record

Baring their Teeth – Disease and Diet Mediated Competition between Native and Introduced Shrews

Predicting Mosquito Vector Dynamics and Disease Risk in Scotland’s Changing Climate

Uncertain simulations: towards probabilistic modelling for earthquake early warning

Investigating landscape response to active faulting and earthquakes

Assessing floods and droughts using satellite radar data

Heatwave dynamics on decadal timescales: mechanisms and predictability

Coastal climate resilience: exploring the value of geodiverse and biodiverse hotspots

Climate-changing volcanic eruptions from magma source to ice core archives: a sulfur isotope perspective

Quantifying the impacts of Low Emission Zones (LEZs) on urban air quality, health, inequalities and wellbeing

The rocks of the future: lithification of anthropogenic geomaterials in the Anthropocene

Long-term Stability of Mountain Transition Zones: a source-to-sink perspective

Getting to the core of the Great Glen Fault

Understanding the changing fortunes of Britain’s rarest breeding birds using 50 years of ecological data

Scottish seagrass Soundscapes: development of acoustics as a tool to monitor their health, role and restoration

Carbon sequestration processes in the rusty carbon sink

Mud Volcanoes as windows to subduction zone processes; slab devolatilisation and mantle serpentinisation in the Mariana forearc

Maternal care as a provider of adaptive behavioural, neural, and morphological diversity

Transforming landscapes: the role of large herbivores in Holocene ecosystem dynamics

Exploring the links between coastal pollution and marine die-off events in NE England

Monitoring Scotland’s fresh waters from space: re-engineering the state-of-art using artificial intelligence