SCENARIO NERC DTP

Subset of PhD Projects intersecting with the theme:


Ecosystems and biosphere


SC2019-02 Detail The impacts of long-term declines in insect abundance on ecosystem function
Lead supervisor: David Roy, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
This project partners the Environment Agency and the University of Reading.

SC2019-03 Detail How do trees affect the hydrological cycle?
Lead supervisor: Eleanor Blyth, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
This project has CASE sponsorship with Forest Research.

SC2019-05 Detail Hominin dispersal, climate and encephalization
Lead supervisor: Chris Venditti, University of Reading.

SC2019-08 Detail Climate change impacts on UK apple production and quality
Lead supervisor: Richard Ellis, University of Reading.
This project has CASE sponsorship with the National Fruit Collections Trust.

SC2019-11 Detail The fate and impacts of microplastics in freshwater systems
Lead supervisor: Tom Bond, University of Surrey.
This project has collaborative support with British Geological Survey.

SC2019-13 Detail Coupled carbon, water and heat fluxes over the global land surface
Lead supervisor: Keith Haines, University of Reading and NCEO.
This project partners with the Met Office.

SC2019-20 Detail Nutrient release from coniferous woodland stimulated by changes in forest management: A new nitrate time bomb?
Lead supervisor: Martin Lukac, University of Reading.
This project has CASE sponsorship with Forest Research.

SC2019-21 Detail Analysis of peatland carbon dynamics using combined optical and microwave satellite data
Lead supervisor: Keith Morrison, University of Reading.
This project has joint sponsorship with the James Hutton Institute.

SC2019-22 Detail Engineering soil microbial carbon metabolism for multiple environmental benefits
Lead supervisor: Liz Shaw, University of Reading.
This project has CASE sponsorship with the Royal Horticultural Society.

SC2019-23 Detail The domestication of Amazon rainforests by pre-Columbian societies
Lead supervisor: Frank Mayle, University of Reading.

SC2019-27 Detail Quantifying the flow and nutrient dynamic changes for a major flood relief scheme in the lower River Thames to better manage water quality and aquatic ecology
Lead supervisor: Mike Bowes, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
This project has CASE sponsorship with Black and Veatch.

SC2019-30 Detail When (plant) life gets in the way: Investigating how vegetation attenuates sex pheromone odour plumes and communication between conspecifics
Lead supervisor: Robbie Girling, University of Reading.
This project has co-supervision with the University of Surrey.

SC2019-32 Detail Roles of woodland birds in the transmission of emerging tree diseases
Lead supervisor: Glyn Barrett, University of Reading.
This project has CASE sponsorship with the British Ornithology Trust.

SC2019-33 Detail Climate and Speciation in the Mediterranean biome
Lead supervisor: Alastair Culham, University of Reading.
This project has CASE sponsorship with the Royal Horticultural Society.

SC2019-35 Detail Evaluating the impact of woodland management and drinking water abstraction on groundwater-fed wetlands
Lead supervisor: Joanna Clark, University of Reading.
This project has CASE sponsorship with Southeast Water.

SC2019-36 Detail Understanding microbial community dynamics and resilience in communal sink drains
Lead supervisor: Soon Gweon, University of Reading.
This project is part-funded by the School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading


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