Studentships

Applications for September 2021 entry now open.  Please see list of studentships below.

The closing date for applications is 18th January 2021.   

Each of our studentship awards include 3.5 years of fees (Home/EU), an annual living allowance (£15,285) and a Research Training Support Grant (for travel, consumables, as required).

All PhD projects will be further defined and expanded by the students over the initial 6-month training period, which includes:

  • training in core modules
  • ongoing group mini-projects
  • co-development with partners/supervisors following discussions at the annual Residential Activity Centre (RAC) in October

All applications will be assessed based on the same criteria, mainly around the applicant’s track record (excellence) (see selection criteria).

Projects are developed around at least 2 of the 4 ONE Planet research themes.

Find out about our ONE Planet supervisors >


For further information please contact: oneplanet@ncl.ac.uk 

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OP2102 - Andrew Baggaley, NCL, CASE PDF 309Kb

Resilient treescapes for a changing climate: a mathematical approach

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OP2103 - Brian Thomas, NCL PDF 211Kb

Global Wetting and Drying from Space

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OP2104 - Caspar Hewett, NCL PDF 330Kb

Solving the Leaky Barrier Conundrum

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OP2105 - Claire Walsh, NCL, CASE PDF 304Kb

Monitoring the Impact of Green Infrastructure using Citizen Science in Urban and Rural Catchments

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OP2106 - Darren Evans, NCL, CASE PDF 241Kb

Understanding and mitigating the impacts of light pollution on nocturnal pollination processes in the Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot

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OP2107 - Dilum Dissanayake, NCL PDF 301Kb

Designing Electric vehicle Commuter travel ENvironments for fuTure LifestYles (DECENTLY)

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OP2108 - Hayley Fowler, NCL, CASE PDF 250Kb

Improving flood risk management in small, rapid response catchments under climate change

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OP2110 - Melody Sandells, UNN, CASE PDF 214Kb

Remote Sensing of Snow for Improvement of Weather Forecasts

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OP2111 - Miguel Morales Maqueda, NCL PDF 321Kb

Impacts of climatic change on Antarctic subglacial lakes

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OP2112 - Mike Rogerson, UNN, CASE PDF 335Kb

Will reforesting limestone landscapes really capture extra atmospheric carbon?

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OP2113 - Nick Rutter, UNN PDF 179Kb

Measurement and Modelling of Snow in Arctic Tundra and Taiga Biomes

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OP2117 - Richard Dawson, NCL PDF 280Kb

Next generation of global water risk modelling

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OP2118 - Stuart Dunning, NCL PDF 265Kb

Supraglacial and englacial landslide detection

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OP2119 - Sebastian Rosier, UNN, CASE PDF 246Kb

Understanding iceberg calving in Antarctica

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OP2120 - Shannon Flynn, NCL, CASE PDF 297Kb

The impact of ferric phosphate molluscicides on soil micronutrients bioavailibility, microbial communities, and agricultural green house gas emissions 

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OP2121 - Oliver Heidrich, NCL, CASE PDF 279Kb

Is the future of urban drainage systems blue-green or grey?

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OP2123 - Daniel Ratliff, UNN PDF 275Kb

Wave-Ice Interactions and their Role in Ice Sheet Depletion

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OP2126 - Kelly Sheridan, UNN PDF 268Kb

Microfibres in soils: detection, degradation and impact

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OP2128 - Thibault Congy, UNN PDF 362Kb

Nonlinear wave description of transient jökulhlaup flows

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OP2131 - Geoff Abbott, NCL PDF 268Kb

A forensic approach to investigating microplastics in marine ecosystems: sources, fate and effects

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OP2136 - Mohamad Kassem, UNN, CASE PDF 215Kb

Managing urban flood resilience with automated flood event reporting on the strategic road network (SRN) through innovative digital technologies

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OP2137 - Bronwen Whitney, UNN PDF 192Kb

Palaeoenvironmental investigation into the origin of the domesticated landscapes of southwestern Amazonia

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OP2139 - David Pearce, UNN PDF 260Kb

The importance of microorganisms in the cycling of climate active gases

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OP2140 - Anke Neumann, NCL, CASE PDF 154Kb

Understanding the role of clay mineral reactions for Zn sequestration and release

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OP2141 - Adam Jarvis, NCL, CASE PDF 418Kb

Legacy mine site risks to water treatment works in a changing climate

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OP2142 - Patrick Randolph-Quinney, UNN PDF 185Kb

Forensic geology and the Anthropocene: charting the environmental and human impact of geological crimes in Central and East Africa

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OP2144 - Paul Mann, UNN PDF 224Kb

Northern Perspectives: community-based monitoring for tracing environmental change in the Canadian Arctic

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OP2145 - John Dean, UNN PDF 292Kb

Use of UAVs for monitoring harmful algal blooms (HABs) in freshwater environments

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OP2147 - Giovanni Pesce, UNN PDF 1,072Kb

Climate Signals in Materials of the Built Environment

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OP2148 - Anil Namdeo, UNN PDF 279Kb

Adaptive buildings design to counteract impact of climate change on indoor air quality

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OP2152 - Christopher Bull, UNN PDF 299Kb

Revealing the role of eddies and buoyancy fluxes in projected regime shifts in the ocean circulation under Antarctica’s ice shelves

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OP2154 - Julia Cooper, NCL PDF 285Kb

Carbon cycling in grazing based dairy systems 

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OP2155 - Sebastian Breitenbach, UNN PDF 238Kb

How did permafrost thaw affect regional climate and environment in continental Siberia?

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OP2156 - Michael Deary, UNN PDF 207Kb

Developing novel methodologies to better understand the relationship between social deprivation and air quality

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OP2159 - Ankush Prashar, NCL, CASE PDF 236Kb

Monitoring and managing invasive Tor grass (Brachypodium pinnatum) on Lowland calcareous grassland: Whole systems biology approach

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OP2160 - Sanem Acikalin, NCL PDF 187Kb

Controls of EPS distribution in deep sea canyons and implications for carbon budget

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OP2161 - Rachel Gaulton, NCL, CASE PDF 342Kb

Reducing the impact of climate change and other environmental stresses on oak tree health

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OP2163 - Jamie Amezaga, NCL, CASE PDF 396Kb

Risk assessment and policy for legacy waste sites in a changing climate 

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OP2164 - Jan De Rydt, UNN PDF 236Kb

Climate interactions between the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic Ice Sheet

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OP2167 - Ola Kwiecien, UNN PDF 198Kb

A good season for slowing down? Exploring land snails responses to seasonal changes 

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OP2168 - Nigel Penna, NCL, CASE PDF 294Kb

Measuring the ocean from an autonomous, yacht-sized, robotic ship

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OP2169 - Clare Fitzsimmons, NCL PDF 240Kb

Identifying hotpots of riparian invasivespecies colonisation and spread

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OP2170 - Matthew Pound, UNN PDF 296Kb

Oligocene to Miocene terrestrial ecosystems and climate dynamics from the edge of northwest Europe

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OP2171 - Pamela Woolner, NCL PDF 215Kb

Enacting education for sustainable development (ESD) in the Mekong River Delta region of Vietnam through an international, collaborative approach

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OP2173 - Angela Sherry, UNN, CASE PDF 192Kb

Impacts of innovative nitrogen-enriched liquid fertiliser (NEO) on soil microbiome and GHG emissions

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OP2174 - Nanlin Jin, UNN, CASE PDF 225Kb

Using big data to investigate the predicatbility of landslides 

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OP2175 - Toni Carruthers, NCL PDF 209Kb

Exploring absorbing and scattering properties of atmospheric aerosol

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OP2176 - Neil Gray, NCL PDF 158Kb

'Soil biological and chemical responses to fugitive gas from carbon capture transport infrastructures'

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OP2177 - Carol Davenport, UNN PDF 270Kb

Exploring the role of climate-consious ‘regenerative’ food and farming choices using serious games

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OP2179 - Vasile Ersek, UNN PDF 266Kb

Geochemical investigation of groundwater resources in the Maldives. Assessing the current status of groundwater and its vulnerability to climate change

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OP2180 - Katherine Baldock, UNN PDF 211Kb

Quantifying the importance of tree floral resources for pollinators in urban landscapes

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OP2181 - Emma Hocking, UNN PDF 262Kb

White Sea meromictic lakes as rich archives of palaeoenvironmental change

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OP2182 - Maxim Kapralov, NCL PDF 243Kb

Revealing adaptive divergence of photosynthetic carboxylases and carbonic anhydrases for carbon sequestration

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OP2183 - Matt Westoby, UNN PDF 338Kb

Towards real-time hazard communication and risk reduction for catastrophic glacial lake outburst floods

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OP2184 - Wen Xiao, NCL PDF 219Kb

Remote sensing and in-situ data-driven glacial lake monitoring and hazard assessment

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OP2186 - Marianne Haseloff, UNN PDF 194Kb

Temporal oscillations of ice streams and implications for ice sheet deglaciation

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OP2188 - Gillian Butler, NCL PDF 300Kb

Improving the science behind sustainability in grazing-based dairying

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OP2189 - James Guest, NCL PDF 225Kb

Unravelling the drivers of coral reproductive phenology and synchrony

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OP2190 - Yao Liu, UNN PDF 304Kb

Understanding ecological memory - plants and ecosystems as information processors

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OP2191 - Yiping Ma, UNN PDF 152Kb

Mathematical models of meltwater patterns

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OP2192 - Darren Smith, UNN PDF 154Kb

Using machine learning based approaches to predict changes in microbial signatures that describe anthropogenic environmental change

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OP2193 - Talib Butt, UNN PDF 259Kb

The worsening impacts of Contaminated Lands/Soils due to Climate Change

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OP2194 - Sean Wilkinson, NCL PDF 308Kb

The use of Consequence forecasting to quantify the impact of climate change on society

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OP2195 - Guangquan Li, UNN PDF 228Kb

Understanding the spatial-temporal risk of forest fire at multiscale: a statistical modelling approach

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OP2196 - James Martin, UNN PDF 251Kb

Coastal geohazard analysis and asset management decision making tools

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OP2197 - Matthew Perks, NCL PDF 184Kb

Contemporary changes in fine sediment flux across Europe

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OP2198 - Mark Goddard, UNN PDF 272Kb

Astro-turfing the city - quantifying the impact of artificial lawns on the structure and function of urban ecosystems

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OP2200 - Joseph Graly, UNN PDF 215Kb

Glacial Impacts on Global Chemical Cycling and Climate Feedbacks

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OP2202 - David Manning, NCL, CASE PDF 330Kb

Natural Resources and Urban Climate Strategies

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OP2203 - Selma Guerreiro, NCL PDF 189Kb

High resolution climate modelling of extreme weather hazards and application to the analysis of risks relating to climate change