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: Do root traits affects a plant’s ability to alter soil erosion?
Based: Lancaster University and University of Nottingham
Project: Breaking new ground: novel the remediation and conditioning of soil
Based: University of Nottingham and James Hutton Institute (Dundee)
Project: Can zero tillage mitigate change?
Based: University of Nottingham
Project: Dynamics of metal nanoparticles in soil environments
Based: University of Nottingham and British Geological Survey (Keyworth)
Project: Functional roles of belowground biodiversity on a national-scale: the importance of soil microbes and invertebrates across Wales
Based: Bangor University and CEH
Project: Quantitative separation of belowground carbon fluxes
Based: Bangor University
Project: In-soil trophic interactions plants, rhizosphere bacteria and nematodes: availability of soil phosphoroous
Based: Lancaster University and James Hutton Institute (Dundee)
Project: How do we account for soil biodiversity and change to assess soil condition for the delivery of ecosystem services?
Project: Rhizosphere bacteria promote sustainable crop growth.
Based: Rothamstead research and Lancaster UniversityFF
Project: Long-term climate change effects on soil microbial diversity and function.
Based: Lancaster University
Project: Identification of key factors determining the outcome of competition for organic Nitrogen in the rhizosphere.
Project: Feedback mechanisms on soil susceptibility to erosion processes in a changing climate.
Based: Cranfield 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: Variability of gas diffusion in soils: what can we learn from a naturally-occurring tracer?
Based: University of Nottingham / British Geological Survey
Project: Widening the bottleneck of the terrestrial nitrogen cycle
Project: Combining geoelectrical imaging and X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) for improved hydraulic characterisation of soils
Based: BGS/University of Nottingham
Project: New insights into soil formation, organic matter turnover and degradation of soils over long, decadal to millennial timescales
Project: Snow cover regulation of alpine soil ecosystem carbon release
Project: Measuring and modelling plant-driven soil carbon dynamics
Project: Land use change and the effect on soil hydraulic function
Project: Modelling plant variety dependent least limiting water range: assessing the limits to root elongation in field soil
Project: Antecedent effects of catch crops upon the cycling of phosphorus in agro-ecosystems and scavenging of plant-fixed phosphorus by the soil microbiome
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.
Director of STARSLancaster University
Director of TrainingBangor University
STARS AdministratorLancaster 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