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Monthly Archives: May 2021

Understanding the genetic basis of asparagine accumulation during environmental stress and its impact on food quality

Graphic to show the accumulation of asparagine in crops

Lead supervisor: Dr Mark Wilkinson (mark.wilkinson@rothamsted.ac.uk) and Professor Nigel Halford (nigel.halford@rothamsted.ac.uk) Location: Rothamsted Research Duration: 8 weeks A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student in a quantitative discipline such as mathematics, computing, physical sciences or engineering (subject to eligibility criteria below) to contribute to a study to improve our understanding of how climate […]

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How does increasing temperature and air pollution affect wildflower signalling to attract pollinators?

Lead supervisor: Dr Kirsti Ashworth (k.s.ashworth1@lancaster.ac.uk) Location: Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) and UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) Bangor Duration: 8-10 weeks (depending on age and experience)   Are you looking to transfer your knowledge and skills to tackling critical environmental challenges? A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student in a quantitative […]

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Understanding the role of individual storms characteristics in coastal erosion of a soft cliff and shore platform open coast environment: the case of Happisburgh, U.K

Lead supervisor: Dr Riccardo Briganti (riccardo.briganti@nottingham.ac.uk) Location: University of Nottingham (UoN) and British Geological Survey (BGS) Duration: Approximately 10 weeks (depending on age and experience)   Paid summer research placement opportunity. Are you interested in coastal erosion problems? Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your knowledge to modelling the impact of severe storms […]

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Finding Volucella: the hunt for hoverflies that mimic bumblebees.

Image showing Volucella the hoverflies that will be studied in this placement

Lead supervisor: Dr Tom Reader (tom.reader@nottingham.ac.uk) Location: University of Nottingham (UoN) Duration: Approximately 6 weeks (depending on age and experience)   Paid summer research placement opportunity A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student in a biological or quantitative discipline (including mathematics, computing or physics) to form part of a pilot project at the […]

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Jeneen Hadj-Hammou – Wildlife Conservation Society placement

Jeneen Hadj-Hammou

Details of student and placement Name: Jeneen Hadj-Hammou Institution: Lancaster University Placement Host: Wildlife Conservation Society   I completed a three-month internship with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) team in the final year of my PhD, from January-April 2021. My internship focussed on contributing to the management of a new marine Trans-Boundary Conservation Area (TBCA) […]

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