The School of Anthropology and Conservation is proud to be part of the Advanced Research and Innovation in the Environmental Sciences (ARIES) Doctoral Training Partnership which is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
Commencing in 2022, two scholarships for PhD in Biodiversity Management at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) have been shortlisted for funding by the ARIES/NERC Doctoral Training Partnership. The projects are as follows:
- Assessing the ecological impacts of non-native gamebird release on reptiles in the UK with Professor Jim Groombridge
- Understanding the role of different types of conservation area in meeting global biodiversity protection targets with Professor Bob Smith
As one of 17 Doctoral Training Partnerships in the UK, ARIES will equip the next generation of environmental scientists with the knowledge and tools to better understand and manage our planet by:
- Developing multiple cohorts of scientists with advanced skills and knowledge, multidisciplinary outlooks and substantial potential to operate successfully across all postgraduate career options;
- Assembling a diverse and integrated training partnership that enables postgraduate researchers to address priority topics in environmental sciences through cutting-edge and world-leading research;
- Training all postgraduate researchers to understand modern methods of data management, interrogation, analysis and presentation, from bioinformatics to artificial intelligence;
- Ensuring graduates engage with the interfaces between environmental science and societal needs by growing their ability to achieve non-academic impact and effective public engagement.
Candidates should apply by 12:00 noon (UK time) on 12th January 2022 using the online application form, indicating the project above for which they wish to be considered.