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Persistent organic pollutant futures: making 21st century projections of POPs concentrations and risks in British soils

Persistent organic pollutant futures: making 21st century projections of POPs concentrations and risks in British soils

This project will use cutting edge projections of the future state of society to predict how pollution and its impacts may change across Britain in the 21st century. Working alongside a team of environmental scientists, you will use a range of possible directions for UK society, demographics, economics and policy to develop future trends in […]

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Urban nature-based solutions, are there scale-dependent thresholds?

Urban nature-based solutions, are there scale-dependent thresholds?

This multi-disciplinary PhD will study urban green space and benefits at a range of scales, to tackle critical questions in urban ecosystem services research: whether greenspace benefits demonstrate non-linear relationships with scale whether there are scale-dependent thresholds to ‘supply’ or ‘use’, and whether there are spatial interactions between services at different scales. The PhD is […]

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Understanding current and future impacts of public water supply on macronutrient cycles around the world

Understanding current and future impacts of public water supply on macronutrient cycles around the world

Globally, huge investment is made in infrastructure to obtain, process and distribute clean water to human society. These public water supply (PWS) processes also alter the movement of a wide range of chemical elements within the Earth system. However, very little research has attempted to quantify these impacts. This PhD will address this gap, working […]

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Landslide early warning: developing novel geophysical monitoring approaches to see inside unstable slopes

Landslide early warning: developing novel geophysical monitoring approaches to ‘see inside’ unstable slopes

Slope instability is responsible for considerable social and economic harm. In the UK, impacts are principally economic, through damage and disruption to critical infrastructure (e.g. railways, flood defences, reservoir dams etc.), costing >£100 million annually. Further afield, in areas with high rainfall and mountainous conditions (e.g. South East Asia) impacts are considerably greater, including enormous […]

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Environmental change, monsoon variability and human impact in Southeast Asia

Environmental change, monsoon variability and human impact in Southeast Asia

We seek an excellent student to investigate environmental change, monsoon variability, and human impact in a Southeast Asian tropical lake. Southeast Asia is a critical zone for the global hydrological cycle. The region is influenced by the Asian monsoon system, which controls water availability across this densely populated region. In Peninsular Malaysia, flooding often occurs […]

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Development of robust inhalation simulation procedures for measuring exposure to potentially harmful elements from soil particulates

Human exposure to soil-dust can be climate driven in that airborne particulates can be transported (and deposited great distances from the point of origin) through the atmosphere by weather and climatic patterns. The impact of air quality and particulate matter on human health is well recognized. Particle loading plays a significant role in the detrimental […]

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