PhD Exemplar Projects

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1st Supervisor Inst. Project Title Theme 2nd Supervisor Inst.
Portugal, Steve RHUL Evolution of eggshell surface structure and physiology Evolution & Adaptation Russell, Douglas NHM
Rahman, Imran NHM The evolution of symmetry in echinoderms Past Life & Environments Marletaz, Ferdinand UCL
Redding, David IOZ Understanding zoonotic disease emergence in the context of global change Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Jones, Kate UCL
Redding, David IOZ Will biodiversity loss cause societal collapse? Understanding the impacts of global change on cultural instability Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Newbold, Tim UCL
Reuter, Max UCL Identifying the targets of balancing selection in wild populations Evolution & Adaptation Andres, Aida UCL
Riesch, Rüdiger RHUL Examining the processes that generate, maintain, and threaten biological diversity Evolution & Adaptation Brown, Mark RHUL
Riesch, Rüdiger RHUL Trophic interactions between invasive mosquitofish and native competitors Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Kratina, Pavel QMUL
Rossberg, Axel QMUL Spatio-temporal modelling of planktonic biodiversity to resolve the paradox of the plankton Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Hanson, China QMUL
Routledge, Edwin Brunel Control and Prevention of S. mansoni transmission to Humans Natural & Biological Hazards Emery, Aidan NHM
Routledge, Edwin Brunel Prevalence and Ecotoxicological Risk of Retinoids in the Environment Environmental Hazards & Pollution Kanda, Rakesh Brunel
Rowcliffe, Marcus IOZ How do species interactions and the environment combine to shape wildlife communities in the English countryside? Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Tucker, Allan Brunel
Russell, Andrew QMUL Coastal erosion in the UK: science, risk and policy Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Grieve, Stuart QMUL
Sammonds, Peter UCL High temperature fracture and flow in volcanic systems Environmental Hazards & Pollution
Sayer, Carl UCL Making underwater music: Using acoustic ecology to assess conservation value and restoration success in ponds Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Baker, Edward NHM
Sayer, Carl UCL European eel use of coastal grazing marshes: informing eel conservation Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Piper, Adam IOZ
Schillereff, Daniel KCL Quantifying the role of agriculture to the global dust cycle Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Drake, Nick KCL
Scrimshaw, Mark Brunel Evaluating the performance of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems using Enfield as a Case Study Environmental Hazards & Pollution Spencer, Kate QMUL
Shields, Graham UCL The Cambrian explosion: causes and consequences Past Life & Environments Lane, Nick UCL
Shou, Wenying UCL Understanding the robustness of a cooperative community during evolution Pan-disciplinary Studies Greig, Duncan UCL
Song, Teh-Ru Alex UCL Illuminate intra-crustal magma/gas transport beneath active volcanoes with very long-period tremors (VLP) Solid Earth Dynamics Kilburn, Chris UCL
Song, Teh-Ru Alex UCL Mapping Core-mantle boundary anisotropy with core-reflected P waves Solid Earth Dynamics
Spencer, Kate QMUL Microplastic sources and interactions from catchment to coast Environmental Hazards & Pollution Wharton, Geraldene QMUL
Stukins, Stephen NHM High Northern latitude ecosystem dynamics of the Permian and through the Permian-Triassic mass extinction Past Life & Environments Koricheva, Julia RHUL
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
Sturzenbaum, Stephen KCL The earthworm and microplastics: defining intrinsic and extrinsic modifiers of biodegradation Environmental Hazards & Pollution Wright, Stephanie KCL
Sumner, Seirian UCL Why should the world care about wasps? Ecological and economic importance of wasps Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation
Sumner, Seirian UCL Social wasps as agents of sustainable biocontrol Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Pearson, Richard UCL
Sumner, Seirian UCL Evolutionary genomics of a major transition in evolution Evolution & Adaptation Wurm, Yannick QMUL
Taylor, Richard UCL Groundwater recharge and the intensification of precipitation under climate change Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Brierley, Chris UCL
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
Tebbs, Emma KCL Influence of environmental change on water quality and the risks of toxic algal blooms to wildlife in Africa Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Jungblut, Anne D. NHM
Tennyson, Jonathan UCL Molecular absorptions in the atmosphere of the early Earth Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Yurchenko, Sergey UCL
Thompson, Chris UCL How do greenbeard kin recognition signals evolve? Evolution & Adaptation Murrell, David UCL
Thornalley, David UCL The AMOC and past abrupt climate change: new views on an old paradigm Past Life & Environments
Twitchett, Richard NHM Giants and dwarfs: body size, climate and extinction Evolution & Adaptation Wade, Bridget UCL
Twitchett, Richard NHM The effect of mass extinction events on marine predators- shark extinction and recovery at the ends of the Permian and Cretaceous Past Life & Environments Underwood, Charlie BBK
Ubeda, Franscisco RHUL The common interest of mother and child: the evolution of genomic imprinting Evolution & Adaptation Pomiankowski, Andrew UCL
Underwood, Charlie BBK Ecological niche filling by Mesozoic sharks and rays Past Life & Environments Twitchett, Richard 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
Vocadlo, Lidunka UCL The structure, dynamics and composition of the Earth’s core Solid Earth Dynamics Wood, Ian UCL
Vocadlo, Lidunka UCL The viscosity of the Earth’s inner core Solid Earth Dynamics Brodholt, John UCL
Vočadlo, Lidunka UCL Understanding the Earth’s cores: benchmarking the ELASTIC toolkit for core-forming materials Solid Earth Dynamics Brodholt, John UCL
Vogler, Alfried NHM The meconium as a unique source of eDNA for determining the diet of social wasps Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation Sumner, Seirian UCL
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
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
Wilson, David UCL Testing Earth’s thermostat with novel isotope tracers Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Little, Susan UCL
Wilson, David UCL Ice sheet-ocean-climate interactions during the Pleistocene Ice Ages Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Ford, Heather QMUL
Wurm, Yannick QMUL Big data evolutionary genomics of social insects. Evolution & Adaptation Rossiter, Stephen QMUL
169 PhD projects available

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