The focus of this theme is to build pan-disciplinary PhD projects between the five other research pathways with the aim of breaking down traditional academia silo thinking and to create new exciting cross cutting synergies within the NERC remit.

The pathway will also include the interfaces between the environmental sciences and the remits of other Research Councils; including bioinformatics, economics, engineering, law, mathematics, medicine and social science.

It is within this theme that the contribution of environmental science to fundamental societal questions can be addressed: global health and population, water and food security, energy supply and security, ecosystem services, natural resource management, environmental governance and security, sustainable development, and urban development.

Exemplar Projects:

1st Supervisor Inst.: Project Title: 2nd Supervisor: Inst.:
Jones, Kate UCL “Sound and light” – a sustainable sensory landscape for humans and nature Hacklay, Muki UCL
Jones, Vivienne UCL Miscrospatial Analysis of Terrestial Environments for Algae Morgan, Ruth UCL
Wooster, Martin KCL Study of Orthoptera Thermoregulatory Behaviour Using High Frequency Thermal Imaging in Support of Improved Fungal Bio-Control Baker, Edward NHM
Pettorelli, Nathalie IOZ Informing the management of desert ecosystems in the face of global environmental change Disney, Mathias UCL
Diazgranados, Mauricio KEW America’s useful plant and fungi data mining Tucker, Allan BRUNEL
Thomas, Mark UCL Wildlife forensic science in the field: Using genetics to protect Malaysia’s tigers Meakin, Georgina UCL

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