Studentship projects 2022

Please find below a list of 63 projects that we have available for 2022 entry. Please click on the links to view the project details.

Once you identify a project of interest please contact the supervisor to discuss this further.

Please ensure you read our 'How to apply' guidance before you submit your application to our Postgraduate application portal (Newcastle or Northumbria).

We look forward to receiving your application.

Studentship code - Academic supervisor - Project title

OP2201 - Adam Jarvis - 'Legacy mine site risks to water treatment works in a changing climate'

OP2204 - Andy Suggit, 'Establishing the empirical basis for microclimatic buffering as a nature-based adaptation to climate change'

OP2205 - Angela Sherry, 'Determining the environmental fate and persistence of crop protection products and effects on microbial community composition and function'

OP2206 - Anil Namdeo, 'Adaptive buildings design to counteract impact of climate change on indoor air quality'

OP2207 - Anke Neumann, 'Understanding the role of clay mineral reactions for Zn sequestration and release'

OP2208 - Caspar Hewett, 'Solving the Leaky Barrier Conundrum: Nature Based Solutions to reduce flooding'

OP2209 - Chris Bull, 'Improving the representation of the ice shelf ocean cavity circulation in global ocean models.

OP2210 - Chris Hackney, 'Defining sustainable sand mining rates through the lens of freshwater biodiversity loss'

OP2211 - Chris Kilsby, 'Optimising flood risk management interventions in catchments and cities'

OP2212 - Claire Walsh, 'Monitoring the Impact of Green Infrastructure using Citizen Science in Urban and Rural Catchments'

OP2213 - Darren Evans, 'Understanding and mitigating the impacts of light pollution on nocturnal pollination processes in the Mediterranean biodiversity hotspot'

OP2214 - David Manning, 'Natural Resources and Urban Climate Strategies'

OP2215 - David Pearce, 'Microbial regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from polar regions'

OP2216 - Davide Motta, 'Reconstructing climate and landscape change in drylands from sedimentary records'

OP2217 - Elizabeth Lewis, 'A new 3D hydrogeological dataset for the UK to drive projections of hydrological extremes under climate change'

OP2218 - Evelyn Jensen, 'Measuring genetic erosion and changes in connectivity using historical DNA to improve predictive models of species ranges under climate change'

OP2219 - Haibo Feng, 'Enhancing urban flood resilience with innovative digital design technologies'

OP2220 - Heather Sugden, 'Temporal and spatial drivers of nuisance macroalgal blooms in Budle Bay and its implication for biodiversity and ecosystem functioning'

OP2221 - Joseph Graly, 'Greenland Ice Sheet melt regime and biogeochemical feedback'

OP2222 - Kate Winter, 'Water and sediment routing through glaciers in West Greenland'

OP2223 - Kezhi Wang, 'UAV-assisted prediction system to fight against wildfires, deforestation and climate change'

OP2224 - Louise Mair, 'Quantifying human-driven threats to marine species'

OP2225 - Lucy Asher, 'Trees to mitigate the climate change impacts of poultry'

OP2226 - Maarten van Hardenbroek, 'Understanding how wetland species became rare or locally extinct using sedimentary DNA and stable isotopes'

OP2227 - Marion Pfeifer, 'Bottom-up systems approaches to optimize nature-based solutions (NbS) for climate change mitigation and adaptation(CCMA)in tropical agricultural landscapes'

OP2228 - Mark Goddard, 'Astro-turfing the city: quantifying the impact of artificial lawns on the structure and function of urban ecosystems'

OP2229 - Matt Westoby, 'The state and fate of mountain permafrost and implications for debris supply in glacierised catchments'

OP2230 - Matthew Perks, 'Assessing the performance of river management schemes to attenuate peak flows and enhance in-stream processes'

OP2231 - Maxim Kapralov, 'Can we reverse climate change by changes in carbon capture enzymes?'

OP2232 - Mike Rogerson, 'Do forests established on alkaline bedrock sink more or less carbon than forests established on other materials?'

OP2233 - Miranda Prendergast-Miller, 'Microfibres in soils: detection, degradation and impact'

OP2234 - Neil Ross, 'Quaternary ice-sheet and climate change on the Northeast Atlantic margin'

OP2235 - Nick Parker, 'Resilient treescapes for a changing climate: a mathematical approach'

OP2236 - Nima Gerami Seresht, 'Enhance the Climate-Resilience of Infrastructure Systems Using Smart Simulation and Adaptive Decision Making'

OP2237 - Oliver Heidrich, 'How can blue-green infrastructure support climate change efforts?'

OP2238 - Otti Croze, 'Environmental biophysics of microalgal migration in snow'

OP2239 - Per Berggren, 'Holistic management to create sustainable, climate change resilient small-scale fisheries in Jangamo, Mozambique'

OP2240 - Pippa Moore, 'Drivers and resilience of urchin barrens in UK kelp forests'

OP2241 - Rachel Carr, 'Impact of climate change and deglaciation on Glacier Lake Outburst Flood hazards in Lunana, Bhutan'

OP2242 - Reza Alavi, 'A Data-Driven Simulation Approach forConsidering Climate Change Impacts inInfrastructure Asset Management'

OP2243 - Richard Kotter, 'A critical exploration of strategies at local city level of linking of carbon disclosure and carbon reduction strategies and interventions with impact and co-benefits'

OP2244 - Rinke Vinkenoog, 'Dining out in the Anthropocene: the impact non-native Himalayan Balsam on bee Microbiome, health and pollinator ecosystems'

OP2245 - Ronja Reese, 'Tipping points in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica'

OP2246 - Sainan Sun, 'Glacier calving-observations and modelling'

OP2247 - Sainem Acikalin, 'Role of turbidity currents and biofilm in nurtient transport to deep-sea environment'

OP2248 - Sarah Coulthard, 'Building social-ecological resilience to maintain a viable fishing sector in the UK - a key response to climate change'

OP2249 - Sean Wilkinson, 'The use of Consequence forecasting to quantify the impact of climate change on society'

OP2250 - Seb Pitman, 'Controls on sub-arctic coastal zone dynamics, Skeioararsandur, SE Iceland'

OP2251 - Shannon Flynn, 'The impact of ferric phosphate molluscicides on soil micronutrients bioavailibility, microbial communities, and agricultural green house gas emissions'

OP2252 - Talib Butt, 'The worsening impacts of Contaminated Lands/Soils due to Climate Change'

OP2253 - Thibault Congy, 'Nonlinear wave description of glacial outburst floods'

OP2254 - Vartul Sangal, 'Investigating the impact of climate change on hydrocarbon degrading microbial consortia and bioremediation capacities of petroleum refinery sludge'

‌‌‌‌‌‌OP2255 - Vasile Ersek, 'Past climate changes in Southeast Asia. Insights from cave stalagmites'

OP2256 - Vassilis Glenis, 'Towards better representation of surface-subsurface flow interactions in urban areas particularly during extreme events'

OP2257 - Victor Zevallos, 'Physiological response of quinoa to environmental stress: effects on nutritional profile, plant immunity, pest management and soil carbon content'

OP2258 - Yao Liu, 'Understanding ecological memory: plants and ecosystems as information processors'

OP2259 - Yipang Ma, 'Modeling meltwater patterns by statistical physics'

OP2260 - Yit Arn Teh, 'What Are The Controls on Aqueous N Export From Human-modified Tropical Peatlands?'

OP2261 - Zi Qian, 'Developing a methodology to measure and optimise the impacts of climate change on urban building environment'

OP2262 - Adrian Jenkins, 'Circulation and melting within the ocean cavities beneath Antarctica floating ice shelves'

OP2263 - Andrew Wilmott, 'Modelling the dynamics of microplastics in our seas'