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Undergraduate research experience position in grassland microbial ecology at Lancaster Environment Centre.

A funded position is available for an undergraduate student (subject to eligibility, see below) to contribute to a LEC research project during summer 2017. The research will be lead by Dr Kate Buckeridge, with theoretical and practical contributions by the student, and will focus on how grassland carbon sequestration responds to different levels of soil […]

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Undergraduate research experience placement in freshwater phosphorus mitigation at the British Geological Survey (Nottingham)

A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student (subject to eligibility, see below) to be part of research at the British Geological Survey (Nottingham) during the summer 2017. The opportunity is part of the research of Dr Barry Rawlins and Dr Andy Tye, and will focus on a new approach to mitigating phosphorus(P) losses […]

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Undergraduate research experience placement studying species interactions at the James Hutton Institute.

A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student (subject to eligibility, see below) to be part of James Hutton Institute research in Dundee, Scotland during summer 2017. The opportunity is part of the research of Drs. Alison Bennett and Alison Karley, and will focus on whether a plant beneficial microbe found in the soil […]

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Research Experience Placements with STARS – Information for students

NERC recognises that there is a shortage of individuals with quantitative skills coming into environmental science. The REP scheme aims to address this shortage by offering funding to support summer placements for undergraduate students studying quantitative disciplines outside NERC remit, during which they will undertake research within the environmental sciences. Students will receive a weekly […]

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Re-advertised studentships

The following projects are now available to apply for with a deadline of 2nd April 2017: Based at Title CEH Predicting formation and stability of carbon-rich soil layers CEH Can nitrogen saturation lead to lower soil N pools? Using paired chronosequences to study the mechanisms governing nitrogen accumulation CEH Modelling the response of soil and […]

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Can nitrogen saturation lead to lower soil N pools? Using paired chronosequences to study the mechanisms governing nitrogen accumulation

Supervisor: Laurence Jones Registered: Bangor University Based: Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Nitrogen pollution can reduce plant diversity in dune ecosystems by 50%, but new research suggests that nitrogen saturation may actually limit the amount of nitrogen accumulating in dune soils. This innovative project will use high-resolution chronosequences (sites with soils of varying age, 0-160 […]

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Mitigating the impacts of intensive agriculture on lowland organic soils

Supervisor: Christopher Evans Registered: Bangor University Based: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology This studentship will address one of the most pressing global environmental challenges, namely how to maintain food supplies to a growing human population without triggering irreparable damage to the earth’s ecosystems and climate. It will focus on the most important terrestrial carbon store, […]

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