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.
Axmacher, Jan UCL Nocturnal pollinators in agro-ecosystems Biodiversity & Ecology
Barnes, Ian NHM Saiga antelope: assessing ecological resilience in a critically endangered mammal Biodiversity & Ecology Schreve, Danielle RHUL
Bennion, Helen UCL Diatom responses to environmental variation in space and time: combining molecular and palaeoecological approaches Biodiversity & Ecology Okamura, Beth NHM
Blackburn, Tim UCL The zeta diversity of alien assemblages Biodiversity & Ecology Hui, Cang Stellenbosch
Brown, Mark RHUL Evolution of phenotypic biodiversity in bumblebees (Bombus), a globe-spanning genus of major pollination providers Biodiversity & Ecology Williams, Paul NHM
Brown, Mark RHUL Evolutionary ecology of social insects and their parasites Biodiversity & Ecology
Buggs, Richard QMUL The genomic basis of ash dieback tolerance Biodiversity & Ecology
Chatterjee, Helen UCL Predicting human impacts and environmental change on Southeast Asian biodiversity: past, present and future Biodiversity & Ecology Turvey, Samuel IOZ
Clare, Elizabeth QMUL Plant animal interactions – genetic diagnostics of species interactions Biodiversity & Ecology
Clark, Paul NHM The effects of the invasive Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, on native UK biota Biodiversity & Ecology Morritt, David RHUL
Clemitshaw, Kevin RHUL Impacts of climate change and urban growth on ecological populations in the River Thames Basin Biodiversity & Ecology
Disney, Mathias UCL New 3D measurements and models of forest structure and biomass Biodiversity & Ecology Lewis, Simon UCL
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
Faulkes, Chris QMUL Comparative socio-genomics in African mole-rats Biodiversity & Ecology
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
Hennig, Christian UCL Delimitation of species based on network data Biodiversity & Ecology Vogler, Alfried Imperial College London
Jansen, Vincent RHUL The effects of stress on functioning and dynamics of bee colonies Biodiversity & Ecology Brown, Mark RHUL
Jones, Vivienne UCL Does connectivity affect the resilience of aquatic ecosystems ? Biodiversity & Ecology Bennion, Helen UCL
Jones, Vivienne UCL Setting restoration targets to halt the decline of the world’s rarest bird Biodiversity & Ecology Brooks, Steve NHM
Koricheva, Julia RHUL Forest diversity effects on wood ants Biodiversity & Ecology Eggleton, Paul NHM
Koricheva, Julia RHUL Comparing effects of tree species and genetic diversity on ecosystem functioning and services Biodiversity & Ecology
Kratina, Pavel QMUL The Functional Diversity of Aquatic Communities Along Gradients of Environmental Change Biodiversity & Ecology Rossberg, Axel QMUL
Kratina, Pavel QMUL Mechanistic understanding of ecosystem stability in response to climate warming and biodiversity loss Biodiversity & Ecology
Lane, Nick UCL The origin of life in alkaline hydrothermal vents Biodiversity & Ecology Ward, John UCL
Leadbeater, Elli RHUL What evolves in the evolution of social learning? Biodiversity & Ecology
Leitch, Ilia KEW Uncovering how interactions between genome size and macronutrients contribute to shaping the biodiversity and ecology of the UK flora Biodiversity & Ecology Leitch, Andrew QMUL
Leitch, Andrew QMUL Genome size divergence in the evolution of flowering plants Biodiversity & Ecology Leitch, Ilia KEW
Lewis, Philip UCL Near real-time estimation of forest changes from a new constellation of satellites Biodiversity & Ecology Disney, Matthias UCL
201 PhD projects available

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