PhD Projects

Our training programme is set within a multidisciplinary environment. All Partners are dedicated to developing a multi-, cross- and pan-disciplinary London centre of environmental science doctoral training.

We recognise the need to develop student skills in new subjects and linking research areas between traditional subjects. Each Partner has submitted a selection of PhD projects falling within each research theme.

Below is the list of the exemplar projects available. Students are also invited to develop their own bespoke projects. Click on a column header to sort the table, or use the ‘advanced search’ to search for projects on a particular topic, in a particular research theme, or at a particular institution.

1st Supervisor Inst. Project Title Theme 2nd Supervisor Inst.
Clark, Paul NHM The effects of the invasive Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, on native UK biota Biodiversity & Ecology Morritt, David RHUL
Clayton, David QMUL Identifying the neural mechanisms underlying colony identity Evolution & Adaptation Wurm, Yannick QMUL
Clemitshaw, Kevin RHUL Impacts of climate change and urban growth on ecological populations in the River Thames Basin Biodiversity & Ecology
Clemitshaw, Kevin RHUL Interdisciplinary studies of seasonal fluxes of nitrous oxide and methane in treated forest soils Environmental Pollution Yamulki, Sirwan Forest Research
Cohen, Ronald UCL First-principles simulations of Fluids in the Earth, Planets, and Exoplanets Solid Earth Dynamics
Cuadros, Javier NHM Dynamics of Plio-Pleistocene environments in East Africa through the study of clay sediments Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes de la Torre, Ignacio UCL
Davies, Bethan RHUL Dynamic patterns of ice recession in northern Patagonia Past Life & Environments Thorndycraft, Varyl RHUL
dela Torre, Ignacio UCL Landscape use by Homo erectus in Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania) Past Life & Environments Hopley, Philip BBK
Dessimoz, Christophe UCL Resolving Deep Animal Phylogenies Through Genome-wide Maximum Likelihood Phylogenetic Inference Evolution & Adaptation Telford, Max UCL
Di Tommaso, Devis QMUL Simulating the nucleation and growth of magnesite from multicomponent aqueous solutions Environmental Pollution Wolthers, Mariette UCL
Diazgranados, Mauricio KEW America’s useful plant and fungi data mining Pan-disciplinary Tucker, Allan BRUNEL
Disney, Mathias UCL New 3D measurements and models of forest structure and biomass Biodiversity & Ecology Lewis, Simon UCL
dos Reis, Mario QMUL Fossil morphology and genomic data to study species divergences through time. Evolution & Adaptation
Downes, Hilary BBK Evolution of explosive magmatic systems on oceanic islands: example of Brava (Cape Verdes) Natural & Biological Hazards Day, Simon UCL
Dubbin, Bill NHM Solubility of toxic element-bearing jarosite nanoparticles in soil and sediment Environmental Pollution Hudson-Edwards, Karen BBK
Eggleton, Paul NHM Functional diversity of termites across east Asia: linking pattern and process Biodiversity & Ecology Sumner, Seirian UCL
Eizaguirre, Christophe QMUL Marine protected areas and habitat use in Sea Turtles Biodiversity & Ecology
Elphick, Maurice QMUL Reconstructing the evolutionary history of neuropeptide signalling in the phylum Echinodermata Evolution & Adaptation Ewin, Tim NHM
Emery, Aidan NHM Non invasive surveying of parasites in wild otter populations Natural & Biological Hazards Lockyer, Anne BRUNEL
Faulkes, Chris QMUL Comparative socio-genomics in African mole-rats Biodiversity & Ecology
Faure Walker, Joanna UCL A long-term stress map of the Italian Apennines from long-term strain-rates and palaeoseismic records Natural & Biological Hazards Roberts, Gerald BBK
Faure Walker, Joanna UCL Temporal and spatial strain accumulation within the Italian Apennines from modelling and laboratory experiments Natural & Biological Hazards Sammonds, Peter UCL
Forsyth, Colin UCL The transfer of solar wind energy into the Earth’s Upper Atmosphere via high-frequency electromagnetic waves Natural & Biological Hazards Rae, Jonathan UCL
Fowler, Kevin UCL Fitness, nutrition and dietary choice in fruitflies Evolution & Adaptation Reuter, Max UCL
Fowler, Kevin UCL Meiotic drive, condition and sexual selection in stalk-eyed flies Evolution & Adaptation Pomiankowski, Andrew UCL
French, Jon UCL Improved prediction of coastal storm surge using multi-criteria mesh optimization Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Burningham, Helene UCL
Fuller, Gary KCL New methods for determining sources of atmospheric black carbon in urban areas Environmental Pollution Quincey, Paul National Physical Laboratory
Gange, Alan RHUL Invasive species in urban environments Biodiversity & Ecology Francis, Rob KCL
Gange, Alan RHUL Community responses to changing climate: Insects in mushrooms Biodiversity & Ecology
Garner, Trenton IOZ Investigating the genomic basis of virus-driven host species decline Natural & Biological Hazards Nichols, Richard QMUL
201 PhD projects available

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