Phd Projects Table

1st Supervisor Inst. Project Title Theme 2nd Supervisor Inst.
Riesch, Rüdiger RHUL Examining the processes that generate, maintain, and threaten biological diversity Evolution & Adaptation Brown, Mark RHUL
Milner, Alice RHUL A delicate balance? Understanding spontaneous switches from erosion to carbon accumulation in northern peatlands. Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes
Henderson, Lesley Brunel Public Perceptions of Plastics Pollution – Communications and Social Change Environmental Hazards & Pollution Jobling, Susan Brunel
Sammonds, Peter UCL High temperature fracture and flow in volcanic systems Environmental Hazards & Pollution
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
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
Alexander, David UCL Evaluating earthquake information in the light of public needs Environmental Hazards & Pollution Kelman, Ilan UCL
Henry, Lee QMUL Symbiosis as an adaptation to changing environments Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation
Hurd, Paul QMUL The Honey Bee: An Emerging Model Organism for Epigenetics. Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Lowe, Rob QMUL
Rossberg, Axel QMUL Spatio-temporal modelling of planktonic biodiversity to resolve the paradox of the plankton Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Hanson, China QMUL
Tebbs, Emma KCL Satellite remote sensing for investigating the ecology of Lesser Flamingos and cyanobacterial bloom dynamics in East African Rift Valley lakes Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Wooster, Martin KCL
Shields, Graham UCL The Cambrian explosion: causes and consequences Past Life & Environments Lane, Nick UCL
Papineau, Dominic UCL Signs of life in Paleoarchean chemical sedimentary rocks: a strategy to search for extra-terrestrial life Past Life & Environments Powner, Matthew UCL
Brierley, Chris UCL Constraining future climate projections Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Chandler, Richard UCL
Brekke, Patricia IOZ Ageing in the wild and how to manage it Evolution & Adaptation Balloux, Francois UCL
Eggleton, Paul NHM Functional diversity of termites across the tropics: linking pattern and process Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Sumner, Seirian UCL
Wurm, Yannick QMUL Big data evolutionary genomics of social insects. Evolution & Adaptation Rossiter, Stephen QMUL
Axmacher, Jan UCL Nocturnal pollinators in agro-ecosystems Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Sayer, Carl UCL
Chatterjee, Helen UCL Predicting human impacts and environmental change on Southeast Asian biodiversity: past, present and future Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Turvey, Samuel IOZ
Cuadros, Javier NHM Dynamics of Plio-Pleistocene environments in East Africa through the study of clay sediments Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes
Dessimoz, Christophe UCL Resolving Deep Animal Phylogenies Through Genome-wide Maximum Likelihood Phylogenetic Inference Evolution & Adaptation Telford, Max UCL
Di Tommaso, Devis QMUL Fundamental Studies of Mineral Carbonation with Application to CO2 Sequestration Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes
Jansen, Vincent RHUL The effects of stress on functioning and dynamics of bee colonies Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Brown, Mark RHUL
Johnson, Edward UCL Transient loading of structures under impact of finite-amplitude waves Natural & Biological Hazards Eames, Ian UCL
Vocadlo, Lidunka UCL The structure, dynamics and composition of the Earth’s core Solid Earth Dynamics Wood, Ian UCL
Sturzenbaum, Stephen KCL Assessment of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the nematode: an invertebrate model for a complex discipline Environmental Hazards & Pollution Arlt, Volker KCL
Spencer, Kate QMUL Microplastic sources and interactions from catchment to coast Environmental Hazards & Pollution Wharton, Geraldene QMUL
Pickering, Kevin UCL Timing and controls on evolution of deep-marine lobe and related deposits, Eocene Hecho Group, Jaca basin, Spanish Pyrenees Past Life & Environments Bown, Paul UCL
Pettorelli, Nathalie IOZ Assessing climate change vulnerability of arid ecosystems using satellite information: the Khar Us protected area as a case study Environmental Physics & Mathematical Modelling Disney, Mathias UCL
Pearson, Richard UCL Stability of complex ecological networks under climate change Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Severini, Simone UCL
Murrell, David UCL Linking patterns and processes in tropical forests Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Olhede, Sofia UCL
Briant, Rebecca BBK Reconstructing multiple high sea level events in the Channel – the records from southwest England and south Wales Past Life & Environments Roberts, Gerald BBK
Twitchett, Richard NHM Giants and dwarfs: body size, climate and extinction Evolution & Adaptation Wade, Bridget UCL
Henry, Lee QMUL Do microbial mutualisms explain habitat specialisation in ants? Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Wurm, Yannick QMUL
Frantz, Laurent QMUL Developing the Role of Museum Collections in Mammalian Conservation Genomics: SE Asia as a Case Study Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Barnes, Ian NHM
Disney, Mathias UCL 3D measurements to explain forest structure and function Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Lewis, Philip UCL
Brodholt, John UCL The deep nitrogen cycle – nitrogen storage in the subduction system Solid Earth Dynamics Thomson, Andrew UCL
Tennyson, Jonathan UCL Molecular absorptions in the atmosphere of the early Earth Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Yurchenko, Sergey UCL
Jones, Kate UCL Understanding the response of disease vectors to land-use change Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Newbold, Tim UCL
Versace, Elisabetta QMUL Bees and the Morse code Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Wurm, Yannick QMUL
Vogler, Alfried NHM The meconium as a unique source of eDNA for determining the diet of social wasps Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Sumner, Seirian UCL
Wang, Jinliang IOZ What’s happened to our social wasps and why? A genomic study of the UK common yellow jacket wasps Evolution & Adaptation Sumner, Seirian UCL
Brierley, Chris UCL Climate variability, past and future Past Life & Environments Thornalley, David UCL
Hacklay, Muki UCL Identifying systematic biases in citizen science and crowdsourced geographic information Environmental Physics & Mathematical Modelling Basiri, Ana UCL
Burningham, Helene UCL Vulnerability of coastal habitats to climate change and anthropogenic intervention Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Thompson, Julian UCL
Vocadlo, Lidunka UCL The viscosity of the Earth’s inner core Solid Earth Dynamics Brodholt, John UCL
Jones, Kate UCL Biome Health – Tracking the response of wildlife across gradients of human pressure Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Carbone, Chris IOZ
Engels, Stefan BBK Reconstructing long-term trends in NW European insect biodiversity using subfossil chironomids Past Life & Environments Bennion, Helen UCL
Cunningham, Andrew IOZ Informing Critically Endangered giant salamander conservation in China Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Frantz, Laurent QMUL
Reuter, Max UCL Identifying the targets of balancing selection in wild populations Evolution & Adaptation Andres, Aida UCL
Sturzenbaum, Stephen KCL The earthworm and microplastics: defining intrinsic and extrinsic modifiers of biodegradation Environmental Hazards & Pollution Wright, Stephanie KCL
Catford, Jane KCL The Future of Alien Invasions: the impact of rates of introduction, and introduction bias, on the richness and composition of alien assemblages Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Blackburn, Tim UCL
Ford, Heather QMUL Past intermediate and deep ocean circulation during sustained periods of warmth Past Life & Environments
Disney, Mathias UCL New approaches to measuring and valuing urban forests Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Lewis, Philip UCL
Taylor, Richard UCL Groundwater recharge and the intensification of precipitation under climate change Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Brierley, Chris UCL
Nichols, Richard QMUL Genomic analysis of adaptation to environmental change Evolution & Adaptation Buggs, Richard QMUL
Song, Teh-Ru Alex UCL Mapping Core-mantle boundary anisotropy with core-reflected P waves Solid Earth Dynamics
Gomez-Robles, Aida UCL Hominin brain evolution in a comparative context Evolution & Adaptation Soligo, Christophe UCL
Jenner, Ronald NHM Profiling the venomous defense system of sea urchins Evolution & Adaptation Oliveri, Paola UCL
169 PhD projects available

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