The London NERC DTP currently funds 142 PhD students in the natural sciences.
Our aim is to attain new standards of excellence in environmental science research training, and deliver a transformative inter-disciplinary experience for PhD students in the heart of London.
Our students are trained at 9 of the World-leading research centres, which cover a huge range of environmental science research, from those driven by contemporary environmental challenges to those exploring complex questions about the evolution of planet Earth.
We’ve all had those moments; cold leaden skies outside leading to wistful searches for distant lands through the internet – the apparently endless portal that holds all the answers. But does it? Ten years ago, a scientist examining Google Earth satellite imagery of northern Mozambique was looking for the name of a mountain, but he couldn’t find it. Thereafter, he embarked on a remarkable story of scientific exploration in modern times, a story that opened the eyes of the world to the biological wonders of the mountains of Mozambique.
DTP student Stephen Long has been part of a ZSL team of scientists that embarked on a research voyage around west Greenland to survey the deep sea. Related links: ZSL Wild Science Blog: Sea cucumbers, carnivorous sponges and other deep sea creatures Exploring the habitats on the seabed of West Greenland