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Connor Panter

Connor Pantner

PhD: Abundance within species’ ranges: understanding species’ responses to environmental change Location: Sir Clive Granger Building, School of Geography, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK. Email Connor Panter ResearchGate Google Scholar Twitter At present, I am completing a PhD in Geography/Macroecology at the University of Nottingham, UK. My project focuses on abundance centres within […]

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Sam Walrond

Sam Walrond

PhD: Soil microbes to mitigate climate change Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University Email Sam Walrond LinkedIn Profile In 2019, I graduated from the University of Birmingham by completing an MSci Environmental Geology degree. My degree gave me opportunities to study a more diverse background of disciplines, and following a year studying at the University of […]

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Mary Hodgson

Mary Hodgson

PhD: Savanna Soil Carbon: Investigating Biological Climate Resilience  Location: Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University Email Mary Hodgson I completed a Masters in Biology at the University of Leeds, during which I was involved in a research project in Kenya, investigating the impact of nutrient poor soil on resource allocation to defence in Acacia drepanolobium. This […]

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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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