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.
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
Green, David KCL Measurements of vehicle emissions in London Environmental Pollution Smith, Steven RHUL
Grindrod, Peter BBK Monitoring active landslide processes and hazards using unmanned aerial vehicles Natural & Biological Hazards Mitchell, Tom UCL
Harrod, Chris QMUL Trophic ecology of jellyfish Biodiversity & Ecology
Henderson, Lesley BRUNEL Public Perceptions of Plastics – From Pollution to Solutions Environmental Pollution Jobling, Susan BRUNEL
Hennig, Christian UCL Delimitation of species based on network data Biodiversity & Ecology Vogler, Alfried Imperial College London
Henry, Lee QMUL The role of symbiosis in the adaptation and diversification of insects Evolution & Adaptation
Hernandez Molina, Francisco J. RHUL Tracing the Mediterranean Outflow Water around Iberia since the Miocene: oceanographic, sedimentary & climatic implications Past Life & Environments Ercilla, Gemma CMIMA-CSIC (Barcelona, Spain)
Hier-Majumder, Saswata RHUL Microgeodynamic modeling of partially molten rocks Solid Earth Dynamics
Hier-Majumder, Saswata RHUL Thermochemical anomalies in the Earth’s lowermost mantle Solid Earth Dynamics Lithgow-Bertelloni, Carolina UCL
Hirst, Andrew QMUL Impacts of warming on marine organisms and ecosystems Biodiversity & Ecology
Holmes, Jonathan UCL Lacustrine oxygen-isotopes as tracers of NW European climate change over the past few centuries Past Life & Environments Candy, Ian RHUL
Hurd, Paul QMUL The Honey Bee: An Emerging Model Organism for Epigenetics. Pan-disciplinary Lowe, Rob QMUL
Jansen, Vincent RHUL The effects of stress on functioning and dynamics of bee colonies Biodiversity & Ecology Brown, Mark RHUL
Johnson, Edward UCL Transient loading of structures under impact of finite-amplitude waves Natural & Biological Hazards Eames, Ian UCL
Jones, Vivienne UCL Does connectivity affect the resilience of aquatic ecosystems ? Biodiversity & Ecology Bennion, Helen UCL
Jones, Adrian UCL Reassessing the volcanic hazard of unusual lavas in the East African rift. Natural & Biological Hazards Kilburn, Chris UCL
Jones, Vivienne UCL Setting restoration targets to halt the decline of the world’s rarest bird Biodiversity & Ecology Brooks, Steve NHM
Jones, Kate UCL “Sound and light” – a sustainable sensory landscape for humans and nature Pan-disciplinary Hacklay, Muki UCL
190 PhD projects available

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