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The Cambridge NERC Earth Systems Science DTP

UK and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements will be eligible for a full NERC studentship. This will cover a stipend at the standard Research Council rate (£13,863 per annum for 2014-2015), research costs and tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. Students from EU countries who do not meet the residency requirements may still be eligible for a fees-only award. Overseas students may be able to join the programme but will need to have arranged funding from other sources (see

For full details on eligibility see: NERC Guide to Studentship Eligibility.

We encourage students who are interested in a project that is eligible for NERC funding to apply for the DTP programme. If students are not successful in their application for the DTP programme they could still be considered for specific projects funded by Trusts (EU) or CHESS (UK or EU).

The deadline for online applications is Friday 9th January 2015, with ALL supporting documentation to be submitted by Friday 23rd January 2015. Interviews will take place on the 16-24th February 2015.

Studentships available at Cambridge:

Advanced image analysis to estimate tropical forest carbon fluxes from repeat-measures airborne laser scanning
Airborne Remote Sensing Of The Effects Of Anthropogenic Disturbance On Biogeochemical Processes
Biosecurity: models to predict and manage emerging pests and diseases of natural vegetation
Carbon sequestration in tropical forest soils – a partial control on global warming
Climate change, photosynthesis and tree growth in tropical montane forest
Computer modelling of tree branching architecture and its significance for ecosystem productivity
Evaluating the ecosystem services and disservices provided by Mediterranean woodlands
Evolution, phylogeny and diversity of the chloroplast pyrenoid in marine microbes
Evolutionary drivers and consequences of plant evolutionary radiations
Greening the Planet: Desiccation-Resistance and Pre-Adaptation to Land in the Algal Precursors to Land Plants
Is Older Better? Evolutionary Constraints on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function
Low-cost airborne remote sensing for tropical forest restoration
Nitrogen metabolism as ecological driver of grassland diversity
Soil carbon dynamics in an elevated CO2 world; a litter addition experiment in tropical forest
Tainted Love? Modelling the epidemiology, ecology and evolutionary consequences of pollinator-transmitted plant disease.
Too Much Of A Good Thing: How Does Waterlogging Constrain Species Distributions?
TRISC: Tropical Isoprene emissions and climate feedbacks