Past REP projects

Crop traits to restore degraded soils

Photo of plant roots

Location: Lancaster University, Lancaster Environment Centre Duration: 6-10weeks A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student to gain experience in soil conservation at Lancaster University Soil, Plant & Land Systems research group. Soil degradation is the physical, chemical and biological decline in soil quality. Intensive farming practices are often responsible for the increased level of […]

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Savanna Soil Carbon – investigating biological climate resilience

Photo of elephants from the Savanna, taken when collecting the soil samples that will be analysed in this project

Location: Lancaster University, Lancaster Environment Centre Duration: 6-10 weeks Join us at Lancaster University and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology UK for a fully funded 10-week Research Experience Placement in the laboratory with our experts to get new skills and make new networks (eligibility requirements apply).  Savanna ecosystems occupy 20% of the Earth’s land surface and […]

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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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Undergraduate research experience placement in Past Climate Change in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham.

Paid summer research placement opportunity A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student (subject to eligibility, see below) to be part of University of Nottingham/British Geological Survey research project with Dr Matthew Jones, Dr George Swann and Prof. Melanie Leng during the summer of 2018. The work will start on the 16th July and […]

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Undergraduate research experience placement on the impact of ozone pollution on the growth and yield of tropical crops at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Bangor)

Paid summer placement opportunity A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student (subject to eligibility, see below) to be part of CEH research during the summer 2018. The opportunity will focus on assessing the threat to the staple African food crops ‘cowpea’ and ‘bean’ from potential uptake of ozone pollution using the ozone exposure […]

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Undergraduate research experience placement in environmental geochemistry at the British Geological Survey

Paid summer placement opportunity – Characterising sulphur pools in a river catchment: evidence from hydrochemistry and sulphur isotope measurements A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student to be part of a BGS research project with Dr Barbara Palumbo-Roe and Dr Angela Lamb during the summer of 2018. The work will start from the […]

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Lancaster University – Conserving mountain species in the face of climate change: the Mountain Ringlet butterfly in Cumbria – Rosa Menendez

Project Objectives The main objectives of this project were: To model the distribution of the mountain ringlet butterfly (Erebia epiphron) in the Lake District using existing distribution records and a combination of climatic, topographical, geological and habitat variables. To carry out butterfly surveys, in collaboration with Butterfly Conservation members and volunteers, in order to validate […]

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