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.
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
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
Faulkes, Chris QMUL Comparative socio-genomics in African mole-rats Biodiversity & Ecology
Harrod, Chris QMUL Trophic ecology of jellyfish 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
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
Lopez-Merino, Lourdes BRUNEL Carbon storage ecosystems’ post-disturbance dynamics in an Australian coastal area Biodiversity & Ecology Horne, David QMUL
MacLeod, Norman NHM Application of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision to Analysis of Phenotypic Variation Biodiversity & Ecology Percy, Diana NHM
Newbold, Tim UCL How does climate modify the response of biodiversity to land use? Biodiversity & Ecology
Okamura, Beth NHM Host clonality and parasite virulence strategies Biodiversity & Ecology Sayer, Carl UCL
Papworth, Sarah RHUL Calibrating the usefulness of local ecological knowledge for providing conservation baselines Biodiversity & Ecology Turvey, Samuel ZSL
Percy, Diana NHM Genomic investigation of host race formation and speciation on oceanic islands Biodiversity & Ecology Nichols, Richard QMUL
190 PhD projects available

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