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.
Brierley, Chris UCL Modelling East African climate during the Plio-Pleistocene Past Life & Environments Guillas, Serge UCL
Bristow, Charlie BBK Fluvial and lacustrine sedimentation in a foreland basin Past Life & Environments
Davies, Bethan RHUL Onshore-offshore Quaternary glacial processes and correlations: Dudgeon offshore windfarm zone, Southern North Sea Past Life & Environments Lee, Jonathan
Davies, Bethan RHUL Dynamic patterns of ice recession in northern Patagonia Past Life & Environments Thorndycraft, Varyl RHUL
dela Torre, Ignacio UCL Landscape use by Homo erectus in Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania) Past Life & Environments Hopley, Philip BBK
Hernandez Molina, Francisco J. RHUL Tracing the Mediterranean Outflow Water around Iberia since the Miocene: oceanographic, sedimentary & climatic implications Past Life & Environments Ercilla, Gemma CMIMA-CSIC (Barcelona, Spain)
Holmes, Jonathan UCL Lacustrine oxygen-isotopes as tracers of NW European climate change over the past few centuries Past Life & Environments Candy, Ian RHUL
Hopley, Philip BBK Assessing early hominin diet using carbon isotope analysis of cut-marked bone Past Life & Environments de la Torre, Ignacio UCL
Hopley, Philip BBK Can boron isotopes be used as a proxy for palaeo-frugivory? Past Life & Environments Pogge Von Strandmann, Philip UCL
Kershaw, Stephen BRUNEL Using fossil corals and calcified sponges to understand ancient marine environments Past Life & Environments
Le Heron, Daniel RHUL The Neoproterozoic Luoquan/Fengtai glaciation on the North China craton Past Life & Environments Shields, Graham UCL
Martin, Louise UCL Reconstructing ecology and extinction dynamics for the Late Quaternary Chinese megafauna Past Life & Environments Turvey, Samuel IOZ
Martin-Puertas, Celia RHUL Evaluating the effects of shifting solar activity on European Climate during the Holocene Past Life & Environments Blockley, Simon RHUL
Maslin, Mark UCL Understanding the evolution of Mediterranean vegetation by studying the Miocene Petrified Forest of Lesvos (Greece) Past Life & Environments Tzedakis, Chronis UCL
Papineau, Dominic UCL Signs of life in Paleoarchean chemical sedimentary rocks Past Life & Environments Powner, Matthew UCL
Pickering, Kevin UCL Architecture and stacking patterns of deep-marine lobe and related deposits, Eocene Hecho Group, Jaca basin, Spanish Pyrenees: Depositional processes, sandbody geometry and stacking patterns Past Life & Environments Bown, Paul UCL
Pogge von Strandmann, Philip UCL Keeping the Earth habitable Past Life & Environments
Pogge von Strandmann, Philip BBK Constraining the glacial carbon cycle Past Life & Environments
Stukins, Stephen NHM Microfossil phylogeny, evolution and diversity in the early Neogene Past Life & Environments Wade, Bridget UCL
Thornalley, David UCL The AMOC and past abrupt climate change: new views on an old paradigm Past Life & Environments
Todd, Jonathan NHM Ecological and evolutionary response to the PETM in the southern North Sea Basin Past Life & Environments Wade, Bridget 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
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
Wade, Bridget UCL Quantifying temperature changes in the Oligocene icehouse Past Life & Environments
213 PhD projects available

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