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PhD Training in the Natural Sciences

The London NERC DTP currently funds 104 PhD students in the natural sciences.


Our aim is to attain new standards of excellence in environmental science research training, and deliver a transformative inter-disciplinary experience for PhD students in the heart of London.


Our students are trained at 9 of the World-leading research centres, which cover a huge range of environmental science research, from those driven by contemporary environmental challenges to those exploring complex questions about the evolution of planet Earth.


Please view the themes and associated PhD projects. If you are interested in applying please click here.


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Can a tree be identified from space?

“But how do you know that tree belongs to that species?” – This is a common question received by botanists around the world. They might answer that they typically identify trees according to the shapes of their flowers, fruits and leaves. But just as we see and identify trees using reflected rays of sunlight captured by our eyes, satellites also detect sunlight reflecting from the tops of trees. Incredibly, these images are sometimes sufficient to identify individual trees.

Student Impact »

Field Adventures Lunchtime Talk at the Grant Museum

10th May 1.30pm – 2.30pm Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL As part of the Making Nature: How we see animals exhibition, The Grant Museum of Zoology has teamed up with the Wellcome Collection for a series of lunchtime talks looking at life in the field. The next ‘Field Adventures’ lunch time talk will feature cohort… Read More ›

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