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Another research paper published

Congratulations to Cohort 1 student, Paul George who’s first PhD paper is now published. The paper, “Evaluation of mesofauna communities as soil quality indicators in a national-level monitoring programme” is published in Soil Biology and Biochemistry. The research looked at mesofauna from soil cores collected throughout Wales as part of the nationwide soil monitoring programme. […]

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Welcome to STARS Cohort 3

STARS welcomed its third cohort of students recently at a three day welcome event held at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden. Having been fortunate in being awarded an additional seven students through the NERC National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF), this cohort is the largest yet at 18 students. All 18 made it to the event, despite some […]

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Research article published

Congratulations to Cohort 1 student, Jasmine Burr-Hersey who has published her first research paper recently. The paper, “Developmental morphology of cover crop species exhibit contrasting behaviour to changes in soil bulk density, revealed by X-ray computed tomography” is published in PLOS ONE. It examines the responses of root growth for different species of cover crop […]

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STARS Back to Earth

Three STARS students have recently returned to their PhD research following time away working in policy placements. The students; Emily Dowdeswell, Jasmine Burr-Hersey and Hannah Cooper have been working with Defra in the Chief Scientific Advisor’s office, with the Plant Health Evidence and Tree Health Policy team and in the Library of the House of […]

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Undergraduate Research Experience Placement in Social Media Analysis of Tree Failure within Lancaster Environment Centre.

A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student (subject to eligibility, see below) to undertake a research placement within Lancaster Environment Centre during the summer of 2017. The project involves filtering some 9 million tweets that have been harvested around key words associated with tree failure (e.g. ‘fallen tree’) then analyse the textual and […]

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Undergraduate research experience placement in Plant-Soil Interactions at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (www.ceh.ac.uk), Lancaster

A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student (subject to eligibility, see below) to undertake a research placement at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (www.ceh.ac.uk), Lancaster Environment Centre during the summer of 2017. The project will explore the resilience of UK agriculture to extreme flooding events. For this work we follow the response […]

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Undergraduate research experience placement in deep-sea oceanography/ecology at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University.

A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student (subject to eligibility, see below) to be part of an active deep-sea research group at Bangor University during the summer of 2017. The placement will contribute to a large EU-funded project on deep-sea sponge ground ecosystems (Grant Agreement no. 679849). It will focus on mapping the […]

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Undergraduate research experience placement in deep-sea oceanography/ecology at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University

A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student (subject to eligibility, see below) to be part of an active deep-sea research group at Bangor University during the summer of 2017. The placement will contribute to a large EU-funded project on deep-sea sponge ground ecosystems (Grant Agreement no. 679849). It will focus on mapping the […]

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Undergraduate research experience placement in polar remote sensing at Lancaster Environment Centre.

A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student (subject to eligibility, see below) to undertake a research placement in Lancaster Environment Centre during the summer of 2017. The project will use satellite data to perform a survey of supraglacial lake depths on the Larsen B ice shelf in the Antarctic Peninsula, prior to its […]

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Undergraduate research experience placement in marine renewable energy in the School of Ocean Sciences (SOS), Bangor University.

A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student (subject to eligibility criteria, see below) to be part of SOS research during summer 2017. The opportunity is part of the research of Dr Simon Neill’s shelf sea modelling research group, and will focus on how tides can be used to generate electricity from contrasting regions […]

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