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.
Sumpter, John BRUNEL Which human pharmaceuticals pose the greatest threat to aquatic organisms? Environmental Pollution
Tebbs, Emma KCL Satellite remote sensing of cyanobacterial bloom dynamics in the lakes of the East African Rift Valley Biodiversity & Ecology Wooster, Martin Wooster KCL
Tennyson, Jonathan UCL Accurate computed transition intensities for isotopically substituted CO2 molecules Environmental Pollution
Thomas, Mark UCL Wildlife forensic science in the field: Using genetics to protect Malaysia’s tigers Pan-disciplinary Meakin, Georgina Meakin UCL
Thornalley, David UCL The AMOC and past abrupt climate change: new views on an old paradigm Past Life & Environments
Thornalley, David UCL The role of the North Atlantic in (multi)-decadal climate change: past and present Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Müller, Wolfgang RHUL
Todd, Jonathan NHM Ecological and evolutionary response to the PETM in the southern North Sea Basin Past Life & Environments Wade, Bridget UCL
Trimmer, Mark QMUL A new dynamic for phosphorus in the global nitrogen cycle Environmental Pollution
Trimmer, Mark QMUL Biodiversity: functional redundancy or some purpose in ecosystem services? Biodiversity & Ecology Purdy, Kevin University of Warwick
Trimmer, Mark QMUL Novel sinks for nitrous oxide Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes
Tsamados, Michel UCL Using Complex Networks to advance our understanding of the polar climate system Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Sollich, Peter KCL
Tucker, Allan BRUNEL Extracting Predictive Knowledge from Free-Text Documents at Kew Gardens Biodiversity & Ecology Kirkup, Don KEW
Tucker, Allan BRUNEL A “Big Data” approach to severe storms in a changing climate Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Russell, Andrew BRUNEL
Twitchett, Richard NHM Giants and dwarfs: body size, climate and extinction Evolution & Adaptation Wade, Bridget UCL
Ubeda, Franscisco RHUL The common interest of mother and child: the evolution of genomic imprinting Evolution & Adaptation Pomiankowski, Andrew UCL
Underwood, Charlie BBK Mineralisation in the chondrichthyan vertebral column: evolutionary patterns and functional diversity Evolution & Adaptation Johanson, Zerina NHM
Upchurch, Paul UCL The Evolutionary and biogeographic impact of the break up of Gondwana during the Cretaceous and Cenozoic Past Life & Environments Day, Julia UCL
Vannucchi, Paola RHUL Fault Slip modes on subduction plate boundaries: the role of inherited structures Solid Earth Dynamics
Vannucchi, Paola RHUL The interaction of volcanism with a TTF triple junction: the case of Volcan Baru’ and the subducting Panama Fracture Zone Solid Earth Dynamics Petrone, Chiara NHM
Vinicius, Lucio UCL Pleistocene hominins in the African savannah: the evolution of male reproduction in the first hunter-gatherers Past Life & Environments Pound, Nicholas BRUNEL
Vocadlo, Lidunka UCL Pre-melting in the Earth’s core Solid Earth Dynamics Wood, Ian UCL
Wade, Bridget UCL Quantifying temperature changes in the Oligocene icehouse Past Life & Environments
Wade, Bridget UCL Size control on extinction dynamics in Cenozoic planktonic foraminifera Evolution & Adaptation Purvis, Andy NHM
Wade, Bridget UCL Orbital climate variability in the middle and late Miocene Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes
Watkinson, Ian RHUL Palaeo-earthquakes, tectonics and seismic hazard of the Philippine Fault Natural & Biological Hazards
Wharton, Geraldene QMUL Microplastics in urban rivers Environmental Pollution Scrimshaw, Mark BRUNEL
Wingler, Astrid UCL Natural variation in the temperature response of an alpine plant Biodiversity & Ecology
Wooster, Martin KCL Quantifying Agricultural Fire Carbonaceous Aerosol and Air Pollutant Emissions Using Satellites, UAV and Ground-Based Sensing Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Green, David KCL
Wooster, Martin KCL Airborne Infra-red Mapping of Land Surface Temperature for Satellite Product Evaluation and Validation (CASE Studentship with National Centre for Earth Observation) Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Harrison, Jeremy National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO)
Wooster, Martin KCL Study of Orthoptera Thermoregulatory Behaviour Using High Frequency Thermal Imaging in Support of Improved Fungal Bio-Control Pan-disciplinary Baker, Edward NHM
205 PhD projects available

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