Soils Training and Research Studentships
STARS is proud to work with some of the most outstanding students and academics in soil research in the United Kingdom.
Project: Dynamics of metal nanoparticles in soil environments
Based: University of Nottingham and British Geological Survey (Keyworth)
Project: Long-term climate change effects on soil microbial diversity and function.
Based: Lancaster University
Project: Antibiotic resistance on the farm: Evaluating the risks to soil, crop and human health
Based: University of Nottingham/James Hutton Institute (Aberdeen)
Project: Snow cover regulation of alpine soil ecosystem carbon release
Project: Modelling plant variety dependent least limiting water range: assessing the limits to root elongation in field soil
Project: Towards field-scale soil moisture measurement using SAR remote sensing and the COSMOS-UK network
Project: Influence of historical management and soil moisture on N2O emissions from grasslands
Project: Where has the peat gone? Determining regional scale carbon losses from tropical peatlands following drainage and deforestation.
Based: University of Nottingham
Project: Measurement and modelling human dermal bioavailability of potentially harmful organic soil contaminants.
Project: Characterisingmicrobial lignocellulose degradation in soils using high-throughput in situcultivation and metagenomics
Based: Bangor University
Project: Reducing the risk of viral contamination of the UK’s food and water supply
Project: Soil Phosphine: The Missing Link in the Global Phosphorus Cycle
Based: Rothamsted Research and Lancaster University
Project: Saving our lowland peat lands
Project: On the pee! A mechanistic exploration of nitrogen and carbon cycling dynamics in the urine patch.
Project: Controlling soil erosion in a changing climate: evaluating suitable plant species in grassed waterway design.
Based: Cranfield University
Project: Impact of soil structure on microbial responses to environmental change.
Based: University of Nottingham
Project: Soil macronutrient cycles beneathour feet: predicting how soil carbon and nitrogen manipulation regulatesphosphorus cycling for environmental benefits.
Based: James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen
Optimising the economic and environmental benefits of anaerobic digestion within UK agriculture
Project: Mitigating the impacts of intensive agriculture on lowland organic soils
Based: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Bangor)
Project: Climate smart grazing to restore tropical soils
Project: Evaluating the long-term impact of neonicotinoids on the trophic cascade
Project: Turning Down the Gas: what is the potential for microbial mitigation of methane leakage from soils?
Based: The University of Nottingham and the British Geological Survey, Keyworth
Project: The role of soil fertility in the function of mycorrhizal associations.
Based: The University of Lancaster and the James Hutton Institute
Project: Tracing the origin of sediments and C across the terrestrial-aquatic continuum: A holistic approach to assess climate change and water quality threats
Project: Rhizosphere bacteria promote sustainable crop growth.
Project: Breaking new ground: novel the remediation and conditioning of soil.
Project: Do root traits affects a plant’s ability to alter soil erosion?
Project: Does soil biodiversity matter? Connecting diversity, function and the delivery of ecosystem services from soils
Project: Accounting for soil change using ecostyems service approach
Project: Variability of gas diffusion in soils: what can we learn from a naturally-occurring tracer?
Project: In-soil trophic interactions plants, rhizosphere bacteria and nematodes: availability of soil phosphoroous
Project: Feedback mechanisms on soil susceptibility to erosion processes in a changing climate.
Project: Widening the bottleneck of the terrestrial nitrogen cycle
Project: New insights into soil formation, organic matter turnover and degradation of soils over long, decadal to millennial timescales
Project: Combining geoelectrical imaging and X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) for improved hydraulic characterisation of soils
Director of STARSLancaster University
Director of TrainingBangor University
STARS AdministratorLancaster University
STARS Legacy FellowLancaster University
British Geological Survey
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
James Hutton Institute
University of Nottingham
Soils Training And Research StudentshipsThe NERC-BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in soil science.
All Enquiries: email@example.comSTARS Director: Professor Phil HaygarthSTARS Director of Training: Professor Davey JonesSTARS Administrator: Olivia Lawrenson