Sohila Raqib

Understanding Nottinghamshire’s groundwater microbial ecosystems

PhD student Archita Bhattacharyya is undertaking a project focused on exploring the ecosystem of microorganisms in groundwater of England. In south England and the Midlands, about 70 per cent of drinking water is sourced from groundwater. This groundwater is home to a wide variety of microscopic organisms that have interactive relationships with the surrounding abiotic […]

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‘Core blimey!’ A PhD fieldwork trip to India

PhD student Hamish Duncalf-Youngson recently visited Manipur, India, to assess the effects of aquaculture, environmental change and pollution at this internationally important site. Arriving in Manipur in north-east India jolts your senses to life, from the heat and dust to the chaotic driving practices (which heavily require dodging cows in the middle of four-lane roads). […]

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Stuck in the Rough: Fluid Dynamics of Microplastic Capture in Seagrass Beds

Location: School of Ocean Bangor   Duration: 6 Weeks Seagrasses are globally threatened but vital habitats, and microplastics are a rapidly emerging threat to marine ecosystems. Interactions between seagrasses and microplastics are understudied but potentially of great significance. In upcoming experiments water ‘inoculated’ with microplastics will be run over live seagrass turf in a flume […]

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Understanding the interaction between root exudate and soil microbial communities

Location: Rothamsted Research  Duration: 8 Weeks We have an exciting opportunity for an 8-week funded project working in the Chemical Ecology group at Rothamsted Research (Harpenden). The research experience placement student will be interacting in a broad range of chemical ecology and microbiology activities, which will enhance their current knowledge and experience. The student will […]

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Mapping surface meltwater features on the Greenland Ice Sheet during an extreme melt year

Location: Lancaster Environment Centre Duration: 6-10 A funded summer research opportunity focused on the hydrology of the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) at Lancaster University is available to undergraduate students. Meltwater production on the GrIS has been unprecedented over recent decades, contributing to substantial mass reduction. Meltwater has migrated to ever higher elevations since 2000 and […]

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Molecular phylogenetics of tropical freshwater bryozoans

Location: University of Nottingham Duration: 8 weeks The Aquatic Parasite Ecology Lab (APELab) at University of Nottingham offers a paid summer placement opportunity to investigate the biodiversity of tropical freshwater invertebrates. The work focuses on previously collected specimens from the Okavango Delta in Africa, the Malaysian Borneo, and the Brazilian Amazon. The project provides exciting […]

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