The 14 students of the 2016/17 Cohort began their research projects in October 2016 and are now well into their first year of PhD research.  Like the previous Iapetus cohorts, the 2016/17 cohort contains a wide range of projects from various fields including ecology, biology, geography, environmental science and geology, working on a diverse range of projects.


Individual students and projects; please click on the links for more details:

Emmy Burd “ Scalar Processes in the Marine N-cycle: How Important are Sub-Oxic Microzones within the Upper Water Column?”

Heidi Watson-Trant “Integrating Methods for the Improved Detection and Tracking of Harmful Algal Blooms in Inland Waters”

Allan Cochrane “Palaeoclimate Reconstruction of the Last Glacial/ Interglacial Transition in the Northern Isles of Scotland”

Maire Kirkland “Nature-based tourism: current drivers and future potential in a changing world”

Katarina Vardic “Improved Constraints on the Global Water Cycle from Geodesy and Models of Glacial Isostatic Adjustment

Ryan Dick “Finding tsunami-causing landslide deposits in the lakes of New Zealand”

Callum Pearson “Flood Risk Reduction in Nepal: Enabling Multiple Benefits from Infrastructure Development”

Joshua Hughes “Crystallisation, Melt Infiltration and Trace Element Enrichment at the Klokken Intrusion, South Greenland”

Natalya Zavina-James “Biological regulation of Earth’s early atmosphere”

Eloise Littley “Seesaws vs twins: what are the roles of the North Atlantic and North Pacific in rapid climate change?”

Katie Clarke “Understanding the hazards posed by eruptions at shallow marine and coastal volcanoes”

Sarah Buckerfield “Hydrological and land-use controls on microbial pollution & human health risks in the South West China karst region.”

Andrew Allan “The behaviour of looking: Vigilance and information acquisition in chacma baboons”