Past Research Experience Placements

Since 2015 the London NERC DTP has received annual funding from NERC to host Undergraduate Research Experience Placements within the DTP partner organisations. Below is a list of previously funded placements.

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Project titleYearInst.Dept.Supervisor(s)Student
Using lake sediments to inform conservation practice in Madagascar2022UCLGeographyProf. Viv Jones & Lilian UngerSach Gunasekara
Influence of returning space junk on the atmosphere2022UCLGeographyDr Eloise MaraisMarco Barnfield
Evaluating insecticides with molecular medicine approaches2022QMULSBBSProf. Yannick Wurn Hannah Chaudhry-Phipps
Decolonising palaeoenvironmental science: evaluating how parachute science methodologies influence interpretations of human impacts as a driver of long-term environmental change2022KCLGeographyDr Daniel Schillereff & Dr Tom Roland (Univ. of Exeter)Rhionne Lee
From galaxies to the Earth: studying earthquakes with astronomical machine learning2022UCLSpace and Climate Physics & Earth SciencesDr Alessio Spurio Mancini & Prof Ana FerreiraJayanth Vasanth Kumar
Examining geomagnetic storms and solar energetic particles as potential drivers of increases in Earth’s inner radiation belt2022UCLSpace and Climate PhysicsDr Colin Forsyth & Dr Daniel VerscharenAbdus Shaik
Predicting the impact of high-speed solar wind streams on the Earth’s radiation belts – Preparation for the ESA’s Vigil mission2022UCLSpace and Climate PhysicsDr Daniel Verscharen & Dr Colin ForsythOmri Nolan
Examining the impact of coffee production on migratory birds2022UCLGEEDr Marius SomveilleLaura Williams
The molecular signs of provisioning behaviour in solitary sand wasps2022UCLGEEDr Seirian Sumner & Dr Cintia Akemi OiDavid Blahout
Greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions from floating power plants2021UCLGeographyDr Elois MaraisOrianna Akker
Copula theory with applications to assess the risk from natural hazards2021UCLStatistical ScienceDr Katerina Stavrianaki & Dr Alex DonovFinnbar Whelan Wisloff
How does evolution determine ecological resilience? Genomic analysis of responses to historical and contemporary climate change in UK butterflies2021UCLGEEProfessor Jon BridleKaitlyn Louth
Developing a global method for classifying the ecological status of lakes using satellite imagery2021KCLGeographyDr Emma TebbsAnujan Ganeshalingam
How well do global biodiversity indicators represent freshwater species and habitats?2021IoZIndicators and AssessmentMs Louise McRae & Dr Monika BohmWasim Mustafa
Time-Frequency analyses of annually resolved palaeoclimate timeseries for climate pattern recognition on decadal to centennial scales.2021RHULGeographyDr Celia Martin-Puertas & Dr Adrian PalmerAndrew Nicoll
Aberrant spores and pollen at mass extinction events:what do they really mean?2021NHMEarth SciencesDr Stephen Stukins & Professor Richard TwitchettRyan Granger
Relationships between specialization and species richness in bipartite ecological interaction networks2020QMULSBCSDr Axel RossbergManny Spelman
Quantifying past fire-biodiversity relationships in European landscapes2020RHULGeographyDr Daniele ColombaroliJacob Mercer
Quantifying delta formation timescales from falling lake levels2020NHMEarth SciencesDr Peter Grindrod & Dr Joel DavisLara Amusan
High resolution spectroscopic data for analysis of atmospheric ozone spectra2020UCLPhyscis & AstronomyProf Jonathan Tennyson & Mr Apoorva UpadyayPria Dobney
Modelling environmental and economic impacts of agricultural
management practices
2019ZSLInstitute of ZoologyProf Ken NorrisMihaela Frunza
Is this blob real? Resolution analysis of earthquake slip distributions using Bayesian inference techniques2018UCLEarth SciencesDr. Ana Ferreira and Dr. Matthew FoxThomas Hollands
Tackling xenobiotic resistance in agriculture: implications for nitrate leaching2018ZSLInstitute of ZoologyDr. Alexa VaraFrances-May Gardiner
QB50: Can miniaturised sensors on CubeSats be used as Space Weather balloons to monitor the lower thermosphere?2018UCLPhysics and Astronomy / Space and Climate PhysicsDr. Anasuya Aruliah and Prof. Dhiren KatariaAyushmaan Seth
Microclimate Monitoring of Green Roofs in London using Low Cost Sensors to Evaluate Contribution to Climate Change Adaptation2017KCLGeographyDr. Mark Mulligan and Dr. Bruce MainMartin Birch
Is population differentiation underestimated by Fst in practice?2017ZSLInstitute of ZoologyDr. Jinliang WangNodar Barbakadze
Automatically identifying, prioritizing and extracting global biodiversity information2017ZSLInstitute of ZoologyDr. Robin FreemanPatrick Hainge
An Interactive Labelling Tool for Marine Life Detection2016ZSLInstitute of ZoologyDr. Chris Yesson and Dr. Kirsty KempSamprit Bains
Unravelling Seed Traits to Underpin Global Conservation of the Palms Arecaceae2016KewComparative Plant and Fungal BiologyDr. Steven DodworthLucy Roberts
Remote sensing of melt ponds2016UCLEarth SciencesDr. Michel TsamadosCallum Watson
Magma Dynamics Modelling of the Earth’s Core-Mantle Boundary2015RHULEarth SciencesDr. Saswata Hier-MajumderMichael Stevens
Natural Resources and Well-being2015UCLEarth SciencesProf Dan OsbornAngela Denore
Improving accessibility of biological (genomic) data for pollinators and other insects2015QMULBiological and Chemical SciencesDr. Yannick WurmFilip Ter

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