The 2017/18 Cohort


New group of 20 PhD students form the most recent 2017/18 cohort working in a wide range of fields including ecology, glaciology, archaeology, biology, geography, environmental science and geology.


 Click on the links below for more details on individual projects:

Rebecca Sargent “Room to roam and hotspots of conservation conflicts: Lions, ungulates and people in the matrix.

Calum LyellEvolving the genetic model for the Cononish gold deposit: from prospect to mine

Ellen MacDonaldOceans on Acid: using historic ocean acidification to understand marine ecosystem function under global change

Robin HaywardPlant community composition across age-classes in logged tropical forests: Implications for long-term recovery

Natasha Chapplow “Field testing novel sensor systems for time-lapse monitoring of seafloor geohazards at global test sites”

Katharine Groves “Landscape response to tectonic forcing across the continental collision zones of Eurasia”

Laura CrickFire and Ice: Reconstructing the history of volcanic forcing of climate through sulphur isotopes in ice cores

Tim Armitage “The geological relationship between thrusting and strike-slip faulting in the Shetland Isle”

Lucy Nevard “Ecology and evolution of buzz pollination”

Heather Purshouse “The role of insect larvae for the sustainable management of faecal sludge in sub-Saharan Africa

Kris Sokół High-field-strength-element (HFSE) mobility in late-stage magmato-hydrothermal fluids, Gardar Rift Province, South Greenland.

Mark TitleyPlanning for future climate and land-use change in the protection of global avian and mammalian biodiversity.”

Erin I. M. StollQuantifying and predicting soil responses to rapid forest change in a tropical mountain region

Bryony Rogers Increasing the temporal resolution of animal movements – a comparative study of LA and microdrilling for Sr-isotope profiling of herbivore teeth

Emma OwnsworthTracking millenial-scale glacial palaeoceanography of the Baltic Sea Basin and Western Greenland

Samantha Mason “Investigating the challenges and opportunities of using a citizen science camera trapping project (MammalWeb) to monitor UK mammals

Joshua Leigh Past, present and future response of Norwegian glaciers to climate forcing.

Matt NuttallSustainable decision making in dynamic landscapes supporting biodiversity and people in the Eastern Plains Landscape of Cambodia