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.
Adam, Jurgen RHUL Simulation of Non-linear Fault-Fracture Processes and the Stress-Strain History in the Brittle Continental Crust Solid Earth Dynamics
Alexander, David UCL Evaluating earthquake information in the light of public needs Pan-disciplinary Kelman, Ilan UCL
Aruliah, Anasuya UCL Structures and energetics of the auroral upper atmosphere and ionosphere Natural & Biological Hazards
Axmacher, Jan UCL Nocturnal pollinators in agro-ecosystems Biodiversity & Ecology
Baas, Andreas KCL Soil Erosion by Wind and Land-Use Decisions by Farmers Explored with Agent Based Modelling Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Millington, James KCL
Balloux, Francois UCL Can host phenotypic plasticity facilitate survival when environmental change and disease cause amphibian declines? Natural & Biological Hazards Garner, Trenton IOZ
Barnes, Ian NHM Saiga antelope: assessing ecological resilience in a critically endangered mammal Biodiversity & Ecology Schreve, Danielle RHUL
Barron, Leon KCL Measuring occurrence and fate of drugs in aquatic species using high resolution analytical techniques: potential for human exposure? Environmental Pollution Kanda, Rakesh BRUNEL
Bass, David NHM Developing the eDNA toolkit to meet policy challenges Evolution & Adaptation Brown, Mark RHUL
Baynes, Alice BRUNEL Pharmaceuticals in the Environment – Investigating the effects of anti-depressants in aquatic molluscs Environmental Pollution Jobling, Susan BRUNEL
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
Brace, Selina NHM Reconstructing the evolution of extinct sloths from continental America and the Caribbean using ancient DNA Biodiversity & Ecology Frantz, Laurent QMUL
Brekke, Patricia IOZ Understanding patterns of senescence and their impact on conservation management in free-living populations of hihi (Notiomystis cincta). Evolution & Adaptation Balloux, Francois UCL
Brekke, Patricia IOZ Why do eggs fail? Evolution & Adaptation Balloux, Francois UCL
Brierley, Chris UCL Modelling East African climate during the Plio-Pleistocene Past Life & Environments Guillas, Serge UCL
Brooks, Andrew KCL Food Security and Vulnerability to ENSO in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea Pan-disciplinary Smith, Thomas KCL
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
Burgess, William UCL Terrestrial water storage in the Bengal Basin – piezometric monitoring to validate and complement GRACE observations Natural & Biological Hazards Shamsudduha, Mohammad UCL
Burningham, Helene UCL The importance of inlets and their tidal deltas on the sediment dynamics and flood and erosion risk management of low-lying coastal systems Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes French, Jon UCL
Bury, Nic KCL Hagfish Biology: vertebrate evolution, endocrinology, deep sea ecosystems and toxicology Pan-disciplinary Morritt, David RHUL
Chatterjee, Helen UCL Predicting human impacts and environmental change on Southeast Asian biodiversity: past, present and future Biodiversity & Ecology Turvey, Samuel IOZ
Chaudhary, Abdul BRUNEL Metal recovery from secondary and low-grade primary sources using green solvents Environmental Pollution
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
Clayton, David QMUL Identifying the neural mechanisms underlying colony identity Evolution & Adaptation Wurm, Yannick QMUL
Clemitshaw, Kevin RHUL Impacts of climate change and urban growth on ecological populations in the River Thames Basin Biodiversity & Ecology
Cohen, Ronald UCL First-principles simulations of Fluids in the Earth, Planets, and Exoplanets Solid Earth Dynamics
195 PhD projects available

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