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.
Tsamados, Michel UCL Using Complex Networks to advance our understanding of the polar climate system Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Sollich, Peter KCL
Tucker, Allan BRUNEL Extracting Predictive Knowledge from Free-Text Documents at Kew Gardens Biodiversity & Ecology Kirkup, Don KEW
Tucker, Allan BRUNEL A “Big Data” approach to severe storms in a changing climate Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Russell, Andrew BRUNEL
Twitchett, Richard NHM Giants and dwarfs: body size, climate and extinction Evolution & Adaptation Wade, Bridget UCL
Ubeda, Franscisco RHUL The common interest of mother and child: the evolution of genomic imprinting Evolution & Adaptation Pomiankowski, Andrew UCL
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
Vannucchi, Paola RHUL Fault Slip modes on subduction plate boundaries: the role of inherited structures Solid Earth Dynamics
Vannucchi, Paola RHUL The interaction of volcanism with a TTF triple junction: the case of Volcan Baru’ and the subducting Panama Fracture Zone Solid Earth Dynamics Petrone, Chiara NHM
Vinicius, Lucio UCL Pleistocene hominins in the African savannah: the evolution of male reproduction in the first hunter-gatherers Past Life & Environments Pound, Nicholas BRUNEL
Vocadlo, Lidunka UCL Pre-melting in the Earth’s core Solid Earth Dynamics Wood, Ian 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
Wade, Bridget UCL Orbital climate variability in the middle and late Miocene Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes
Watkinson, Ian RHUL Palaeo-earthquakes, tectonics and seismic hazard of the Philippine Fault Natural & Biological Hazards
Wharton, Geraldene QMUL Microplastics in urban rivers Environmental Pollution Scrimshaw, Mark Brunel
Wingler, Astrid UCL Natural variation in the temperature response of an alpine plant Biodiversity & Ecology
Wooster, Martin KCL Quantifying Agricultural Fire Carbonaceous Aerosol and Air Pollutant Emissions Using Satellites, UAV and Ground-Based Sensing Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Green, David KCL
Wooster, Martin KCL Airborne Infra-red Mapping of Land Surface Temperature for Satellite Product Evaluation and Validation (CASE Studentship with National Centre for Earth Observation) Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes Harrison, Jeremy
Wooster, Martin KCL Study of Orthoptera Thermoregulatory Behaviour Using High Frequency Thermal Imaging in Support of Improved Fungal Bio-Control Pan-disciplinary Baker, Edward NHM
Wurm, Yannick QMUL Evolutionary genomics in ants Evolution & Adaptation Rossiter, Stephen QMUL
Wyse, Sarah KEW What is the role of regeneration traits in seed plant ecology, evolution and responses to environmental change? Biodiversity & Ecology Tucker, Allan BRUNEL
Zhong, Chen KCL The impact of natural hazards on transport infrastructure and human mobility Natural & Biological Hazards Malamud, Bruce KCL
197 PhD projects available

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