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Katie Devenish

PhD: The environmental trade-offs of mining in a biodiversity hotspot Thoday Building Bangor University Email Katie Devenish Twitter My project is entitled ‘the environmental trade-offs of mining in a biodiversity hotspot’. The biodiversity hotspot in question is Madagascar, a country renowned for it’s biological diversity but which is also home to a wealth of natural […]

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Next generation computing framework for geophysical imaging of the Earth’s subsurface at Lancaster Environment Centre

Paid summer research placement opportunity Are you looking to transfer your knowledge of emerging computational methods to tackling Earth science problems? A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, computing or physics (subject to eligibility criteria below) to form part of an ongoing study on improving our […]

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Evolutionary ecology and conservation biology in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Nottingham

Paid summer research placement opportunity A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, computing or physics ( please subject to eligibility criteria below) to form part of a pilot project at the University of Nottingham with Dr Mark Ravinet during summer 2020. Work will begin from 14th […]

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Applying physical science expertise to the development of a solar park carbon calculator to inform policy and practice at Lancaster Environment Centre

Paid summer research placement opportunity Supervisors Dr Fabio Carvalho (f.carvalho@lancaster.ac.uk) Dr Alona Armstrong (a.armstrong@lancaster.ac.uk) Description Are you interested in climate change and renewable energies? Have you wondered what renewable energy infrastructures do to the ecosystem they are built on, including carbon sequestration? Do you want to find out what the true carbon budget of renewable […]

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Anna Woodhead

Anna Woodhead

PhD: Capturing ecosystem service delivery from coral reefs Lancaster Environment Centre Lancaster University Email Anna Woodhead Google scholar profile Lab group website profile Twitter Start date: 1st February 2017 I am a NERC Envision and Stockholm Resilience Centre funded PhD student based at Lancaster University. Before the PhD, I did a BSc. in Ecology, Evolution and […]

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Laura Turner

Laura Turner

PhD: An experimental and macroecological investigation of precipitation effects on Arctic plant root traits University of Nottingham Email Laura Turner Twitter LinkedIn I completed an integrated master’s in biology at the University of Sheffield, with a year studying in Canada at McMaster University. Through my degree, I focussed on ecology and environmental change, undertaking projects […]

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Envision students’ highlights and challenges

We asked our students what their biggest highlights and challenges have been throughout their time as Envision PhD students. Both my most exciting and challenging moments were during fieldwork in Greenland this summer. Hiking for multiple hours every day was really draining, and I was nervous using expensive equipment and to finally commit to methods […]

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Adventures on an icebreaker doing Arctic science

Iceberg-Jack Garnett

Jack Garnett describes the wonder of a 3-week scientific expedition to the Arctic collecting samples for his ‘ENVISION’ PhD research into the impact of human-made pollutants in this remote region. I had tried to get fieldwork from the start of my PhD, but getting into the Arctic to collect samples is incredibly difficult, especially for […]

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Savanna Soil Carbon: investigating biological climate resilience

Savanna Soil Carbon: investigating biological climate resilience

Savanna ecosystems occupy 20% of the Earth’s land surface and are characterized by open canopied mixed woodland with a grassy understorey and seasonal rainfall in tropical or sub-tropical regions. They are also reservoirs of globally important biodiversity and carbon that are strongly influenced by the combined effects of grazing, fire and climate. Savannas are critical […]

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