PhD Projects

All Physical Science PhD Projects offered for 2015 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 2014 (or your intended month of start) from the drop-down box before clicking 'Apply'.


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List of Supervisors with some links to Supervisor Information
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**FULLY FUNDED** Understanding patterns of volcano-tectonic seismicity in active continental rifts
Dr Andrew Bell, Prof Ian Main
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**FULLY FUNDED** A natural experimental approach to human vulnerability, resilience and adaptation in historic Greenland
Andy Dugmore (UoE), Richard Essery (UoE), Mark Rounsevell (UoE), Jette Arneborg (National Museum of Denmark) and Felix Riede (Department of Culture and Society)
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**FULLY FUNDED** Automated Map Content Selection for Multi Modal Travel
Dr William Mackaness
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**FULLY FUNDED**Carbonate Rock Physics in Four Dimensions
Prof. Ian Main, Dr. Florian Fusseis, Dr Ian Butler, Dr. Mark Chapman, and Prof. Andrew Curtis
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**FULLY FUNDED**Experimental Investigation of Coupled Carbonate Rock Physics and Geochemistry
Dr. habil C.I.McDermott, Dr. K. Edlmann, Dr Ian Butler, Prof. Dr. G. Couples, Institute of Petroleum Engineering Heriot Watt University
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**FULLY FUNDED** Investigating the effect of fire dynamics on aboveground carbon storage in the Bateke landscape, Congo
Dr Edward Mitchard and Dr Casey Ryan, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, Dr Tim Rayden, Wildlife Conservation Society - Congo
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Lithological control on landscape morphology and evolution
Dr. Mikaël Attal, Dr Simon Mudd (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Scale-model seismology: Forecasting failure in real time in the laboratory
Dr. Andrew Bell, Prof. Ian Main, Dr. Ian Butler (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Anthropogenic effects on a tri-trophic interaction: foxes, rabbits and their parasites
Dr. Matt Bell, Dr. Amy Pedersen (University of Edinburgh, School of Biological Sciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE support** Quantifying the geological influence on the roughness of Quaternary ice-sheet beds
Dr. Robert Bingham, Dr. Simon Mudd (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Dr Maarten Krabbendam (British Geological Survey)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** How do changes in the Indian Ocean region impact Eastern African climate variability and change?
Dr. Massimo A. Bollasina, Prof. Simon Tett, Dr. Ruth Doherty (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Northern Hemisphere blocking: mechanisms, variations, and impacts
Dr. Massimo A. Bollasina, Dr. Ruth Doherty (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Assessment of monitoring methods and modelling of atmospheric reactive oxidised nitrogen compounds in the UK by chemical ionisation spectrometry
Dr. Christine Braban, Dr. Marsaildh Twigg (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Dr. Mat Heal (University of Edinburgh, School of Chemistry)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Volatiles in the deep interiors of the Moon and Mars, and the source of water in the early solar system
Dr. Geoffrey Bromiley (University of Edinburgh) Dr. Simon Kohn (University of Bristol) and Dr. Tetsuya Komabayashi (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE Support** The origin and early evolution of mammals: study of an exceptional skeleton from the Middle Jurassic of Skye, Scotland
Dr. Stephen Brusatte (University of Edinburgh) Dr. Nicholas Fraser, Dr Stig Walsh (National Museums Scotland (NMS)), Zhe-Xi Luo (University of Chicago)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE funded by BGS** New insights into the genesis of copper mineralisation using stable isotope fractionation processes in the Cu-Fe-S system
Dr. Ian Butler (University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences), Matthew Horstwood. (NIGL, British Geological Survey), Adrian Boyce. (SUERC, East Kilbride), Paul Lusty. (BGS).
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Modelling volcanic granular flows:Particle dynamics and emergent structure of pyroclastic density currents.
Dr. Eliza Calder (University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences) Dr. Jin Sun & Dr. Mark Naylor (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Understanding the nature of pyroclastic density current generation at Quaternary silicic volcanoes in the Main Ethiopian Rift
Dr. Eliza S. Calder (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Prof. David Pyle (University of Oxford, Dept. of Earth Sciences), Dr. Julia Crummy (British Geological Survey), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
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**NERC E3 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)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Microbial Degradation of Ancient and Recalcitrant Carbon on Earth
Prof. Charles Cockell (University of Edinburgh, School of Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Philippa Ascough (Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC))
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Neodymium isotopes in Iceland-Scotland overflow waters
Dr. Kirsty Crocket, William Austin, Dr. Stefan Gary (Scottish Association for Marine Science), Dr. Alex Thomas (University of Edinburgh), Dr. John Howe (Scottish Association for Marine Science)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Squeezing the sponge: the role of serpentinites in subduction zones
Dr. Cees-Jan De Hoog, Dr. Geoff Bromiley and Dr. Linda Kirstein (Edinburgh University School of GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competative Funding** Adaptation to fire and the consequences for plant evolution and global change
Dr. Kyle Dexter, Dr. Caroline Lehmann, Dr. Casey Ryan (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Understanding Climatic Adaptation Along Tropical Altitudinal Gradients
Dr. Kyle Dexter, Prof. Patrick Meir (University of Edinburgh), Prof. Yadvinder Malhi (Oxford University), Prof. Miles Silman (Wake Forest University)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE Support** Atmospheric Composition in Two Contrasting Megacities
Dr. Ruth Doherty, Dr. David Carruthers (CERC), Dr. Massimo Vieno (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology), Dr. David Stevenson (University of Edinburgh), ,
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE support** Do biogenic volatile organic compound (bVOC) emissions vary from different tree species in short-rotation forest (SRF) ecosystems?
Dr. Julia Drewer (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology), Dr. Mathew Heal (University of Edinburgh), Dr. James Morison (Forest Research, Forestry Commission)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Microbial processes inside glaciers: Implications for biogeochemistry and climate change
Prof. Andy Dugmore (UoE GeoSciences) Prof. Charles Cockell (UoE Physics and Astronomy), Dr. Anthony Newton (UoE GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Volcanic ash layers, landscape and people: Developing novel measures of land surface resilience from tephra deposits
Prof. Andrew Dugmore, Dr. Anthony Newton, Dr. Caroline Lehmann (University of Edinburgh), Prof. Davy McCraken, Dr. John Holland (Scotland's Rural College), Dr. Richard Streeter (University of St. Andrews)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Vegetation and nutrient dynamics in a warming Arctic
Dr Richard Essery, Dr. Isla Myers-Smith,(University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Dr. Helen Kettle (University of Edinburgh, Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Oilseed rape and pollinators: the impact of variety on resource availability and pollination resilience
Dr. Andy Evans (SRUC), Dr. Gail Jackson (School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh), Dr. Lorna Cole (SRUC)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Synkinematic porosity evolution during shear zone propagation
Dr. Florian Fusseis, Prof. Simon Harley (University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Nitrogen Cycle in the Warming Arctic Ocean
Dr. Raja Ganeshram, Dr. Sian Henley (School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, U.K.); and Michiel van der Loeff (AWI Germany).
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Managing produced water from European unconventional gas production
Dr. Stuart Gilfillan, Dr. Mark Wilkinson, Dr. Alex Thomas, Prof. Stuart Haszeldine (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Formation of sub-ice-shelf channels and their impact on ice-shelf flow and stability
Dr. Daniel Goldberg, Dr. James R. Maddison, Dr. Robert Bingham (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Controls on ice discharge from the Greenland Ice Sheet
Dr. Noel Gourmelen, Prof. Pete Nienow (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Controls on Himalayan Glacier Changes
Dr. Noel Gourmelen, Prof. Pete Nienow, Dr. Dan Goldberg (University of Edinburgh), Prof. Alan McDonald (British Geological Survey (BGS))
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** MOVACS: Predictive Modelling of Vanadium Cycling, Speciation and Bioavailability in Contrasting Scottish and Chinese Lake Sediments
Dr. Margaret C. Graham, Dr. Kate Heal (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Bryan Spears (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE Support** PRELUDE: PREdictive modelling of Lead concentrations Using g-base Datasets for urban Environments
Dr. Margaret C. Graham (University of Edinburgh), Dr. N. Stuart, Dr. R. M. Lark (British Geological Survey (BGS))
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** The Spatial Scale of Local Adaptation
Dr. Jarrod Hadfield, Dr. albert Phillimore, Prof. Josephine Pembertson (University of Edinburgh, School of Biological Sciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE Support** Can enough CO2 be stored to avoid dangerous climate change?
Prof. Stuart Haszeldine, Prof. Simon Tett, Dr. Vivian Scott (University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Development of novel analytical and molecular techniques for the investigation of finfish aquaculture impacts and the validation of the classic depositional model "DEPOMOD".
Prof. Angela Hatton (Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS)), Dr Andy Mcleod (University of Edinburgh) & Dr Thom Nickell (Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS))
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Causes of regional climate variability over the last millennium
Prof. Gabriele Hegerl, Dr. Rob Wilson, Dr. Andrew Schurer (St Andrews/Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Influence of regional processes and forcings on changing temperature extremes
Prof. Gabriele Hegerl, Dr. Massimo. Bollasina (University of Edinburgh Dr. Peter Stott, Dr. Nikolaos Christidis (UK Met Office)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Investigating the timing, extent and significance of Quaternary glaciations in Patagonia
Dr. Andrew Hein and Dr. Nicholas Hulton (University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** The role of organic matter in the oceans around Antarctica
Dr. Sian Henley, Dr. Raja Ganeshram, Dr. Greg Cowie (University of Edinburgh), Prof. Mike Meredith (British Antarctic Survey, U.K.), Prof. Hugh Ducklow (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, U.S.A.)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Strategies for benthic habitat mapping of Marine Protected Areas
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)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE support** Characterisation of subglacial hydrology in Svalbard using ground-based radar
Dr. Nick Hulton, Dr. Antonis Giannopoulos (School of Engineering), Prof. Andrew Curtis
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE support** Projection of North Atlantic thermal anomalies onto the European Shelf Seas
Prof. Mark Inall (Scottish Association of Marine Science), Prof. Simon Tett (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Prof. William Austin (St Andrews University)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** The effect of episodic drought stress on cereal aphid populations
Dr. Gail Jackson, (University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences, Dr. Andy Evans (SRUC)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** The effects of drought stress on forest tree aphid populations
Dr. Gail Jackson (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Dr. Andy Evans (SRUC, Crop and Soil Systems)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Evolutionary Genomics of Chlamydomonas
Prof. Peter Keightley, Dr. Nick Colegrave (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Evaluating the role of deformation on rare earth element mobility - a case study from Norra Kärr complex, Småland, Sweden
Dr. Linda Kirstein (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Rachel Walcott (National Museums of Scotland), Dr. Ian Butler (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Exploring thermodynamic properties of Earth's core-forming materials
Dr. Tetsuya Komabayashi (School of GeoSciences, CSEC); Dr. Geoffrey Bromiley (School of GeoSciences, CSEC)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** 'Green Plastics' in the 'Big Blue': a microbiological and chemical investigation of the impact degradation of biodegradable plastics has on the ocean
Dr Ray J G Leakey (Director of Studies; Scottish Association for Marine Science - SAMS). Dr Michael P Shaver,(University of Edinburgh), Dr. David H. Green (Scottish Association for Marine Science - SAMS).
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding**Cryptic Asian savannas: Where were they? Where are they now?
Dr. Caroline Lehmann (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Dr. Catherine Parr (University of Liverpool), Dr. Jayashree Ratnam (National Centre for Biological Sciences, India)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Does soil microbial diversity and function alter with vegetation across the biomes of Brazil?
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)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding**Limits to adaptation: how pathogen resistance constrains reproduction and survival
Prof. Tom J. Little (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Earthquake nucleation: small signals from Big Data
Prof. Ian Main, Dr. Andrew Bell, Prof. Andrew Curtis (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Brian Baptie (British Geological Society (BGS))
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Species distributions in a changing world: statistical tools for dynamic species distribution modelling
Glenn Marion, Dr. Caroline Lehmann (University of Edinburgh) Dr. Antje Ahrends (Royal Botanice Gardens Edinburgh (RBGE))
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Assessment of the extent of agricultural cultivation ridges of the Western Isles and North-west of Scotland
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)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Impact of ultraviolet radiation on nitrous oxide emissions from natural and agricultural vegetation
Dr Andy McLeod (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Dr Julia Drewer, Prof Ute Skiba (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** How will climate warming affect tropical forest trees & plant-soil interactions?
Prof. Patrick Meir, Dr. Andrew Nottingham (University of Edinburgh) Drs. B. Turner/J. Wright/K. Winter (Collaborators - Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Novel species-level biome mapping to improve aboveground biomass estimates for South America
Dr. Ed Mitchard, Prof. Patrick Meir, (University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences) Caroline Lehmann (RGBE), Dr. Tiina Sarkinen (RBGE)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding* Global trends in savanna tree cover: where are hotspots of change?
Dr. Edward Mitchard, Dr. Caroline Lehmann, Mentor Iain Woodhouse (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Environmental duration and the evolution of ageing and terminal investment in Nicrophorus vespilloides
Dr. Jacob Moorad, Dr. Per T. Smiseth (University of Edinburgh, IEB)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Coastal Sediment Supply and the Life and Death of Salt Marshes
Dr. Simon Mudd(University of Edinburgh), Dr. Andrea D'Alpaos (University of Padova, Italy)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** The effect of in-canopy chemistry on modifying biosphere / atmosphere exchange of air pollutants
Dr Eiko Nemitz (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Prof David Stevenson (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Prof David Simpson (Chalmers University of Technology)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Environmental impacts of the Hekla 3 and Hekla 4 eruptions in Iceland
Dr. Anthony Newton, Prof. Andrew Dugmore, Dr John Stevenson (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Microbiological strategies for agronomic bio-fortification of crops for micronutrient acquisition
Dr. Bryne T. Ngwenya (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Stephen P. Hoad (Scottish Rural College), Gbotemia Adediran, Dr. Kate Heal (University of Edinburgh), Prof. Fred Mosselmans (Diamond Light Source Limited)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Investigating tidewater glacier and iceberg submarine melt rates in Greenland's fjords
Prof. Pete Nienow, Dr. Noel Gourmelen (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Andrew Sole, Dr. Tom Cowton (Department of Geography, University of Sheffield)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Interpreting Earth's top-of-the-atmosphere broadband radiation fluxes using numerical models
Prof. Paul Palmer (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Helen Brindley (Imperial College London)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Fossil insects, Holocene climate change and the evolution of subsistence patterns in Lapland
Dr. Eva Panagiotakopulu, Stephen J Brooks (Natural History Museum, London), Dr. Graham Rotheray (National Museums Scotland), Prof. Hans Peter Blankholm (University of Tromsø, Norway), Dr. Kjell-Åke Aronsson (Ájtte Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum Muse
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Multivariate spatial extreme value modeling
Dr. Ioannis Papastathopoulos (University of Edinburgh and Maxwell Institute), Prof. Gabrielle C. Hegerl (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Are parasites always bad for their hosts? Investigating the unintended consequences of infection in a wild rodent system
Dr. Amy B. Pedersen, Dr. Jarrod Hadfield (University of Edinburgh, School of Biological Sciences), Dr. Andy Fenton (University of Liverpool)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Inbreeding and parasite resistance
Prof. Josephine Peberton, Prof. Loeske Kruuk (University of Edinburgh, School of Biological Sciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE support** Afforestation GHG balance for N-fixing trees: a positive land use benefit?
Dr. Mike Perks, Dr. Georgios Xenakis and Niall McNamara (Forest Research) Dr. Julia Drewer (CEH) & Prof. Maurizio Mencuccini (School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Global responses of seabird populations to climate change
Dr. Ally Phillimore, Dr. Sue Lewis (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Francis Daunt, Prof. Sarah Wanless(Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE Support** Investigation of magnetic field modelling using modern computational techniques
Dr. Peter Richtárik (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Ciaran Beggan, Dr. Brian Hamilton (British Geological Society)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Basalts in the hyper-productive Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand: a window into the mantle
Dr. Kate Saunders, Dr. Geoff Bromiley (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Geoff Kilgour (GNS Science, New Zealand), Prof. Adrian Boyce (SUERC)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Sediment recycling at the front of the Himalaya - implications for foreland basin stratigraphy
Prof. Hugh Sinclair, Mikaël Attal (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Vimal Singh (Delhi University), Prof. Fin Stuart (University of Glasgow, Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Sedimentological reconstruction of extreme flood events in the western Himalaya
Prof. Hugh Sinclair, Dr. Simon Mudd, Dr. Mikael Attal (University of Edinburgh), Vimal Singh (Delhi University) Dave Sanderson (SUERC)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Biparental cooperation: Why do males assist in providing offspring care?
Dr. Per T. Smiseth, Dr Jacob Moorad (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Causes and consequences of variation in egg size
Dr. Per T. Smiseth, Dr. Jacob Moorad (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Biochar and forestry - a context driven assessment
Dr Saran Sohi (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Mike Perks (Forestry Research, Forestry Commission)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Why do models and observations of tropospheric ozone trends disagree?
Prof. David Stevenson (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Owen Cooper (NOAA Boulder Colorado)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** What has driven the increase in atmospheric methane concentrations since 1750?
Prof. David Stevenson (University of Edinburgh), Fiona O'Connor (Met Office, Hadley Centre)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Deciphering the chemical and isotopic evolution of the Iceland mantle plume
Prof. Fin Stuart & Adrian Boyce (SUERC), Prof. Godfrey Fitton (University of Edinburgh) & Dr. Nick Rogers (Open University)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Producing Climate Models that are Consistent with Observations
Prof. Simon Tett (University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences) Dr. Coralia Cartis (Mathematical Institute and Balliol College, University of Oxford)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** What is the impact of the 20th century "great shift" in aerosols emissions from the Atlantic to Asia?
Prof. Simon Tett, Dr. Massimo Bollasina (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Numerical modelling of the influence of seafloor geometry on deep-sea sediments
Dr. Robert Turnewitsch, Dr. Dmitry Aleynik, (Scottish Association of Marine Science), Prof. Jacques Vanneste (University of Edinburgh
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Limits to adaptation: how pathogen resistance constrains reproduction and survival
Prof. Tom J. Little (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Genetic variation at range margins in monkeyflowers
Alex Twyford, Prof. Richard Ennos (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** New approaches for molecular characterisation of humic substances
Dr. Du¨an Uhrín, Dr. Margaret Graham (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Generating super-spreaders: testing the causes and consequences of individual variation in disease transmission
Dr. Pedro Vale, Dr. Amy B. Pedersen (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** The evolutionary ecology of behaviour during infection
Dr. Pedro Vale, Prof. Tom Little (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Surface and interior turbulence in the ocean
Dr. Jacques Vanneste. Dr. James R. Maddison (University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics and Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Modelling the interactions between inertial waves and turbulence in the ocean
Prof. Jacques Vanneste, Dr. James R. Maddison (University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics and Maxwell Institute of Mathematical Sciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Environmental effects on life history trade-offs in Drosophila
Dr. Craig Walling, Dr. Jacob Moorad (University of Edinburgh)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** The origins and consequences of parental personalities
Dr. Patrick Walsh, Dr. Matt Ball, Dr. Per T. Smiseth (University of Edinburgh, School of Biological Sciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE support** Separating magnetic field sources using the Swarm satellite constellation CASE Partner BGS
Prof. Kathy Whaler (University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences), Susan Macmillan and Ciaran Beggan (British Geological Survey)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding with CASE Support**Spherical Slepian function modelling of the magnetic field to probe the outer core
Prof. Kathy Whaler, Dr. Tetsuya Komabayashi (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Dr Ciarán Beggan (British Geological Survey)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Arctic responses to global change: how will shifts in climate and nutrient cycling restructure tundra ecosystems?
Prof. Mathew Williams (University of Edinburgh, School of Chemistry), Dr. Isla Myers-Smith (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** Carbon cycling in African and Australian woodlands - interactions between climate, biodiversity and disturbance
Dr. Mathew Williams (University of Edinburgh, School of Chemistry), Dr. Casey Ryan, Dr. Caroline Lehmann (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoScience)
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**NERC E3 Competitive Funding** From Arran to Arnavon: Dynamics of ecosystem service trade-offs and trajectories of environmental change of community based Marine Protected Areas
Dr. Meriwether Wilson (University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences), Dr. Jasper Kenter (Scottish Association of Marine Science)
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**FULLY FUNDED** Integrated geochemical and structural investigation into the controls of natural CO2 storage and leakage in the Otway Basin, Australia
Dr. S. Gilfillan, Dr. G. Johnson, University of Edinburgh, Fin Stuart, SUERC and Max Watson, CO2CRC, University of Melbourne and CASE partner Badley Geoscience
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