School of GeoSciences

PhD projects

PhD Projects offered for 2016 entry

Please apply using the link 'Apply - On-line' next to the project you are interested in. The link will take you to the University's online application system (EUCLID) at the page: 'Course and degree finder'. There is information on the research area your chosen project is part of. On this page, go to the 'Apply for this degree' box on the right hand side and under PhD (Full-time), select September 2016 (or your intended month of start) from the drop-down box before clicking 'Apply'.

  • Dr Darren F Mark (Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre), Dr Stephen Brusatte (University of Edinburgh), Dr Zoltan Csiki (University of Bucharest), Dr Mark Norell (American Museum of Natural History)
Available

  • Dr Kyle Dexter and Dr Caroline Lehmann (University of Edinburgh)
Available

NERC E3 DTP Competitive Funding (CASE)

Air quality and haze in Beijings urban environment (CASE)

  • Dr Ruth Doherty, (Univ of Edinburgh); Dr David Carruthers, (Cambridge Environment Research Consultants), Dr Oliver Wild (University of Lancaster)
Allocated

  • Dr. Matt Bell, Dr. Amy Pedersen (University of Edinburgh, School of Biological Sciences)
Allocated

  • Albert Phillimore, Jarod Hadfield and Graham Stone (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Dr. Christine Braban, Dr. Marsaildh Twigg (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Dr. Mat Heal (University of Edinburgh, School of Chemistry)
Available

  • Prof. Davy McCracken, Dr. Deirdre Wilson, Dr. Barbra Harvie, Dr Jennifer Carfrae (Crop and Soil Research Group, Scotland's Rural College), Dr.Caroline Nichol (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Dr Richard Essery, (University of Edinburgh); Bernd Kulessa, (Swansea University); Oliver Kuras (British Geological Survey)
Available

  • Dr. Ruth Doherty, (University of Edinburgh); Dr. David Carruthers (Cambridge Environment Research Consultants), Dr. Massimo Vieno (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology), Dr. David Stevenson (University of Edinburgh), ,
Available

  • Dr. Kate Saunders, Dr. Geoff Bromiley (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Geoff Kilgour (GNS Science, New Zealand), Prof. Adrian Boyce (SUERC)
Available

  • Dr Saran Sohi (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Mike Perks (Forestry Research, Forestry Commission)
Available

  • Dr Ondřej Ma¨ek, Dr Saran Sohi(University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Prof. Stuart Haszeldine, Prof. Simon Tett, Dr. Vivian Scott (University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences)
Available

  • Prof Mathew Williams (University of Edinburgh), Jose Gomez Dans (University College London)
Allocated

  • Prof. Gabriele Hegerl, Dr. Rob Wilson, Dr. Andrew Schurer (St Andrews/Edinburgh)
Available

  • Dr Mikaël Attal, Dr Simon Mudd, (University of Edinburgh); Dr Martin Hurst, (British Geological Survey)
Available

NERC E3 DTP Competitive Funding

Community Virology in Space and Time

  • Darren J Obbard and Pedro Vale (University of Edinburgh)
Allocated

  • Dr. Noel Gourmelen, Prof. Pete Nienow (University of Edinburgh)
Allocated

  • Dr Geoffrey Bromiley, Prof Paul Attfield & Dr Ian Butler, (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Dr. Caroline Lehmann (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Dr. Catherine Parr (University of Liverpool), Dr. Jayashree Ratnam (National Centre for Biological Sciences, India)
Available

  • Prof. Fin Stuart & Adrian Boyce (SUERC), Prof. Godfrey Fitton (University of Edinburgh) & Dr. Nick Rogers (Open University)
Allocated

  • Paul Palmer (University of Edinburgh), David Lee (UK Astronomy Technology Centre)
Available

Available

  • Prof. Angela Hatton (Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS)), Dr Andy Mcleod (University of Edinburgh) & Dr Thom Nickell (Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS))
Available

  • Eva Panagiotakopulu, (University of Edinburgh); Mark Bateman, (University of Sheffield); Richard C. Chiverrell, (University of Liverpool) and Jonathan Lee, (British Geological Survey)
Available

  • Craig Walling and Pedro Vale (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Dr Mathew Heal (University of Edinburgh), Dr Julia Drewer )Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Edinburgh), Dr James Morison (Forest Research)
Allocated

  • Dr. Julia Drewer (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology), Dr. Mathew Heal (University of Edinburgh), Dr. James Morison (Forest Research, Forestry Commission)
Available

  • Dr. Caroline Lehmann, Prof Patrick Meir, Dr. Andrew Nottingham (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Dr. Andrew Free (University of Edinburgh, School of Biological Sciences) Rafael Oliviera (UNICAMP, Brazil)
Available

  • Dr Massimo A Bollasina (University of Edinburgh), Dr Laura J Wilcox (University of Reading), Prof Gabi Hegerl (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Prof Hugh Sinclair, Dr Mike Attal (University of Edinburgh), Prof Trevor Hoey (University of Glasgow)
Available

  • Dr Per T Smiseth, Dr Jacob Moorad, (University of Edinburgh)
Allocated

NERC E3 DTP Competitive Funding

Elucidating the Earliest Colonists of Land

  • Prof. Charles Cockell, Dr. Claire Cousins (University of Edinburgh,School of Physics and Astronomy), Dr. John Stevenson (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences)
Available

  • Prof Paul M. Sharp, (University of Edinburgh); Sarah Green, (Forest Research)
Available

NERC E3 DTP Competitive Funding

Evolutionary Genomics of Chlamydomonas

  • Prof. Peter Keightley, Dr. Nick Colegrave (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Ian Butler, Rachel Wood, Marina Sousani, (University of Edinburgh); Sebastian Geiger (Heriot Watt University), Mariette Wolthers (Utrecht University)
Available

  • Dr. Tetsuya Komabayashi (School of GeoSciences, CSEC); Dr. Geoffrey Bromiley (School of GeoSciences, CSEC)
Available

  • Dr. Daniel Goldberg, Dr. James R. Maddison, Dr. Robert Bingham (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences)
Available

  • Craig Walling and Pedro Vale (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Alex Twyford and Richard Ennos (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Dr Konrad Lohse, Prof Graham Stone (University of Edinburgh, Prof Mike Ritchie (University of St Andrews)
Allocated

  • Prof Mathew Williams, Dr Isla Myers Smith (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Dr. Edward Mitchard, Dr. Caroline Lehmann, Mentor Iain Woodhouse (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Prof Pete Higgins, Prof Dave Reay (University of Edinburgh)
Allocated

  • Paul Palmer (University of Edinburgh, School of GoeSciences), Tim Arnold (National Physical Laboratory)
Available

  • Dr Noel Gourmelen (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Dr Florian Fusseis, Prof Dr Simon Harley, (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Prof. Gabriele Hegerl, Dr. Massimo. Bollasina (University of Edinburgh Dr. Peter Stott, Dr. Nikolaos Christidis (UK Met Office)
Available

  • Dr Aidan Keane (University of Edinburgh), Prof Milner-Gulland (University of Oxford)
Allocated

  • Dr Linda Kirstein, Prof Godrey Fitton (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Dr Eva Panagiotakopulu (University of Edinburgh, Inger Greve Alsos (Museum of Tromoso), Steve Brooks (Natural History Museum, London)
Available

  • Dr Mat Heal (University of Edinburgh), Dr Stefan Reis (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology), Dr John Redshaw(Scottish Environment Protection Agency)
Available

  • Dr Laura Ross, Dr Konrad Lohse and Dr Nick Colegrave (Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Dr Andrew Barnes, Prof Davy McCracken (Scottish Rural College); Prof Peter Hollingsworth (Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh), Dr Caroline Lehmann (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Prof. Pete Nienow, Dr. Noel Gourmelen (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Andrew Sole, Dr. Tom Cowton (Department of Geography, University of Sheffield)
Allocated

  • Dr. Peter Richtárik (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Ciaran Beggan, Dr. Brian Hamilton (British Geological Society)
Available

  • Prof Dominic Moran(SRUC), Dr Marc Metzger (University of Edinburgh)
Allocated

  • Dr Eliza C Calder (University of Edinburgh), Dr Sara Barsotti (Icelandic Meteorological Office, Dr Melissa Anne Pfeffer (INGV, Pisa)
Available

  • Dr Tetsuya Komabayashi, Prof. Kathy Whaler
Available

  • Prof Tom J Little and Dr Emma Cunningham (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Prof. Dominic Moran (SRUC), Dr Peter Alexander and Prof Mark Rounsevell (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Dr Mikael Attal, Dr Simon Mudd and Prof Hugh Sinclair (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Jarrod Hadfield, Albert Phillimore (University of Edinburgh), Oscar Gaggiottie (University of St Andrews)
Available

  • Prof. Andrew Curtis - The University of Edinburgh Prof. Tarje Nissen-Meyer - The University of Oxford
Available

  • Dr James R Maddison, Prof Jacques Vanneste (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Prof Dave Reay, Prof Mark Rounsevell, Dr Peter Alexander (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Prof Andrew Dugmore, Prof Charles Cockell and Dr Anthony Newton (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Bryne T Ngwenya (University of Edinburgh), Stephen P Hoad (Scottish Rural College), Kate Heal (University of Edinburgh), Fred Mosselmans (Diamond White Source Limited)
Available

  • Dr Mark Naylor, Dr Eliza S Calder, Dr Jin Sun (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Hugh Pumphrey, David S Stevenson (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Dr C I McDermott (University of Edinburgh), Dr A Bond (Quintessa Ltd), Dr S D G Campbell (British Geological Survey). Advisor: Aidan Harber (AECOM)
Available

  • Dr Mark Naylor, Dr Mikael Attal (University of Edinburgh), Prof Trevor Hoey (University of Glasgow), Dr Rebecca Hodge (Durham University)
Available

  • Prof Jacques Vanneste, Dr James R Maddision (University of Edinburgh), Prof Mark Inall (The Scottish Association of Marine Science)
Available

NERC E3 DTP Competitive Funding (CASE)

Modelling the UK biomass market (CASE)

  • Peter Alexander and Mark Rounsevell (University of Edinburgh), Dominic Moran (SRUC)
Available

  • Dr Dusan Uhrin, Dr Andrea J C Semiao, Dr Margaret Graham (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Bryne T Ngwenya, Ian Butler, Linda Kirstein (University of Edinburgh), Rachel Walcott (National Museums Scotland)
Available

  • Prof. Andrew Curtis, Dr. Giovanni Meles
Available

  • Bryan Spears (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Dr. Margaret C. Graham, Dr. Kate Heal (University of Edinburgh)
Allocated

  • Kirsty Crocket, William Austin, Stefan Gary, John Howe (Scottish Association of Marine Science), Alex Thomas(University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Dr Dusan Uhrin, Dr Margaret Graham (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Prof Kate Heal, Dr Saran Sohi (University of Edinburgh), Dr Marc Stutter (James Hutton Institute)
Available

  • Dr. Raja Ganeshram, Dr. Sian Henley (School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, U.K.); and Michiel van der Loeff (AWI Germany).
Allocated

  • Dr. Ed Mitchard, Prof. Patrick Meir, (University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences) Caroline Lehmann (RGBE), Dr. Tiina Sarkinen (RBGE)
Available

  • Dr. Robert Turnewitsch, Dr. Dmitry Aleynik, (Scottish Association of Marine Science), Prof. Jacques Vanneste (University of Edinburgh
Available

  • Dr Margarita Segou (British Geological Survey), Prof I G Main, Dr M Naylor (University of Edinburgh)
Allocated

  • Ondřej Ma¨ek, Greg Cowie and Andrew Free (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Paul Palmer (University of Edinburgh), Hartmut Bosch (University of Leicester)
Available

  • Dr Andy McLeod (University of Edinburgh), Prof Angela Hatton (Scottish Association of Marine Science)
Available

  • Hugh Sinclair (University of Edinburgh, Principal advisor), Mark Naylor (Edinburgh), Mary Ford (CRPG), Raphaël Pik (CRPG), Fin Stuart (SUERC, East Kilbride), Frédéric Christophoul (GET, Toulouse), Cristina Persano (University of Glasgow)
Available

  • Prof. Simon Tett (University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences) Dr. Coralia Cartis (Mathematical Institute and Balliol College, University of Oxford)
Available

  • Prof. Mark Inall (Scottish Association of Marine Science), Prof. Simon Tett (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Prof. William Austin (St Andrews University)
Available

  • Dr Caroline Nichol (University of Edinburgh), Dr Carole Helfter (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Edinburgh)
Available

  • Dr. Robert Bingham, Dr. Simon Mudd (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Dr Maarten Krabbendam (British Geological Survey)
Available

  • Dr Joaquin Cortes, Dr Eliza S. Calder (University of Edinburgh), Dr Dave McGarvie (The Open University)
Allocated

  • Dr Robert Bingham, Dr Andrew Hein (University of Edinburgh), Dr Fausto Ferraccioli (British Antarctic Survey), Dr Neil Ross (Newcastle University)
Available

  • Prof. Hugh Sinclair, Dr. Simon Mudd, Dr. Mikael Attal (University of Edinburgh), Vimal Singh (Delhi University) Dave Sanderson (SUERC)
Available

  • Prof Jason Love, Dr Carole Morrison, Dr Bryne Ngwenya (University of Edinburgh)
Allocated

  • Dr Laura Ross, Dr Konrad Lohse and Dr Nick Colegrave (Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Jacob Moorad, Per Smiseth (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Glenn Marion (BIOSS); Antje Ahrends (RBGE); Caroline Lehmann (UoE)
Available

  • Prof. Kathy Whaler, Dr. Tetsuya Komabayashi (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Dr Ciarán Beggan (British Geological Survey)
Available

  • Ioannis Papastathopoulos, Gabriele C Hegerl (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Dr. John A. Howe (Scottish Association for Marine Science), Dr. William Mackaness (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Dr. Alex Callaway (Centre for Environment Fisheries & Aquaculture Science)
Available

  • Darren F Mark and Ryan Ickert (SUERC), Kate Saunders (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Prof Charles Cockell (University of Edinburgh), Dr Philippa Ascough (Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre)
Available

  • Dr. Gail Jackson, (University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences, Dr. Andy Evans (SRUC)
Available

  • Dr Eiko Nemitz (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Prof David Stevenson (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Prof David Simpson (Chalmers University of Technology)
Available

  • Dr Stefan Reis (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Dr Mat Heal (University of Edinburgh), Dr Massimo Vieno (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Dr Miranda Loh (Institute of Occupational Medicine, IOM)
Allocated

  • Dr. Gail Jackson (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Dr. Andy Evans (SRUC, Crop and Soil Systems)
Available

  • Dr Patrick Walsh, Dr Graham Stone (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Casey Ryan, Caroline Lehmann (University of Edinburgh), Sally Archibald (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
Allocated

NERC E3 DTP Competitive Funding

The rise of animals: oxygenation vs predation

  • Rachel Wood, Alex Thomas (University of Edinburgh), Andrey Yu Zhuravlev (Moscow State University)
Available

  • Massimo A Bollasina, Simon Tett (University of Edinburgh), Stuart Cunningham (Scottish Associate for Marine Science)
Available

  • Richard Essery, Isla Myers-Smith (University of Edinburgh), Helen Kettle (Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland)
Available

  • Kyle Dexter (University of Edinburgh), Michael Moller (Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh), Erin Tripp (University of colorado, USA)
Available

  • Prof Graham Stone (University of Edinburgh), Dr Karsten Schonrogge and Dr Melanie Gibbs (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford)
Available

  • Dr Andrew Barnes (Scotland Rural College), Marc Metzger, Dr Calum Brown (University of Edinburgh), Dr Helen McKay (Forest Research)
Available

  • Prof Andrew Dugmore, Dr Anthony Newton, Dr Caroline Lehmann(University of Edinburgh), Dr Nick Cutler (University of Cambridge), Dr Richard Streeter (University of St Andrews)
Available

  • Dr Florian Fusseis, Dr Ian Butler (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Geoffrey Bromiley (University of Edinburgh), Simon Kohn (University of Bristol) and Tetsuya Komabayashi (University of Edinburgh)
Available

  • Prof. David Stevenson (University of Edinburgh), Fiona O'Connor (Met Office, Hadley Centre)
Available

  • Prof Simon Tett and Dr Massimo Bollasina (University of Edinburgh
Available

  • Prof. David Stevenson (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Owen Cooper (NOAA Boulder Colorado)
Available