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Sophie Mowbray

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PhD: The impact of climate change on the thermal ecology of cold-adapted butterflies Location: Lancaster University Email Sophie Mowbray My particular research interests lie in ecology and conservation, especially butterfly ecology. I have an integrated master’s degree in conservation biology and ecology at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall campus in Penryn. During this degree, I […]

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Rosie Clear Hill

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PhD: The Impact of Climate on Tropical Forests: A natural experiment within the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania  Location: Rothamsted Research Email Rosie Clear Hill My PhD with Envision is based at Rothamsted Research and looks at how climate change will affect the phenology and structure of tropical rainforests in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. […]

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Romilly Close

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PhD: Assessing the Contribution of Antarctic Peninsula Glaciers to Global Sea Level Rise Location: Lancaster University Email Romilly Close My undergraduate degree was in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Sheffield. I graduated in 2016, and went into composites research and development in industry for 5 years. I am proficient in coding and enthusiastic about […]

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Jack Atkin-Willoughby

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PhD: Restoring for a resilient future: Woodland community assembly trajectories in the face of multiple stressors Location: UKCEH Bangor Email Jack Atkin-Willoughby Twitter Research Gate Linkedin My academic studies began with an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Bristol. After graduating in 2018, I left the UK to live in western Canada […]

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Henry Lewis

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PhD: The evolution of metabolic adaptation to environmental change. Location: University of Nottingham Email Henry Lewis Ecological transitions between environments usually entail dietary shifts. Research regarding adaptive evolutionary responses have, until recently, rarely discussed genetically encoded metabolic changes required to transgress nutritional gradients during environmental change. Compared to saltwater equivalents, freshwater environments possess low dietary […]

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The impact of small impoundments and connectivity loss on fish distribution and abundance in river ecosystems

Rivers are among the world’s most threatened ecosystems. Freshwater fisheries are at risk from multiple stressors including climate change, pollutants and the presence of dams which inhibit fish movement and migration. Globally, only 37% of the world’s rivers remain free of dams, but in the UK only 1% of watercourses are unimpeded by barriers due […]

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The evolution of metabolic adaptation to environmental change

The ecological and evolutionary transitions that accompany environmental change often involve alterations in diet and accompanying morphological adaptations. These changes are abundantly well researched and understood. Surprisingly, the genetically encoded metabolic modifications required to deal with dietary change are largely unknown in wild species, despite the fundamental importance of energetics for organismal function and the […]

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Modelling the future of coastal soft cliffs under changing climate

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship within the NERC-ENVISION Doctoral Training Partnership with a project entitled: “Modelling the future of coastal soft cliffs under changing climate”. Coastal soft cliffs are extremely important components of coastal environments worldwide. Their retreat is a global problem that threatens coastal communities. Climate change affects soft cliffs retreat; however, […]

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Ecosystem functions of tropical filter-feeders under environmental

Mussels, bryozoans and sponges are sessile filter-feeders that are known to fulfil important ecosystem functions in temperate freshwater habitats, such as water clearance, nutrient cycling and promotion of benthic biodiversity; yet in tropical freshwaters, their functional roles are poorly understood. At the same time, anthropogenic pressures, including deforestation and land-use change, have caused tropical filter-feeding […]

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