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Successful applicants of Cabot Institute's annual open call announced

13 November 2012

We would like to congratulate the successful applicants of this year's Cabot Institute open call. The annual open call is the main way to receive interdisciplinary funding from the Cabot Institute.

We would like to congratulate the successful applicants of this year's Cabot Institute open call.  Our annual open call is the main way to receive interdisciplinary funding from the Cabot Institute.  This year we had some great applications across all the Cabot themes of climate change, water, energy security, food security, natural hazards and the anthropocene.  The following were successful in their bid.

Chris Preist ( Computer Science), co-applicants Malcolm Fairbrother and JD Dewsbury (Geographical Sciences)

Read more about the project: Virtual Adaptation: An investigation into the potential of mobile and social media to support communities in adapting to climate change


Claire Grierson ( Biological Sciences ), co-applicants T Quine and Sarah De Baets (College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter)

Read more about the project: The effects of Arabidopsis plant root architecture on the resistance of soils to concentrated flows of water erosion


Isobel Houghton  (Electrical Engineering ), co-applicant Karen Aplin ( Physics, Oxford) and Keri Nicoll (Meteorology, Reading)

Read more about the project: Electrical properties of volcanic ash


Juliette McGregor  (Biological Sciences)

Read more about the project: Characterising colour vision in insect vectors of disease and agricultural pests


Tamsin Edwards  (Geographical Sciences ), co-applicant Jonty Rougier ( Maths)

Read more about the project: Black Box Workshop: multidisciplinary approaches to uncertainty


Trevor Thompson  (Social and Community Medicine), co-applicants Stefi Barna ( Norwich Medical School, UEA), Frances Mortimer (Centre for Sustainable Healthcare), Jason Horsley (Public Health, Sheffield), Steve Gillam (Public Health, Cambridge)

Read more about the project: Greening Tomorrow’s Doctors:Consultation seminar on priority learning outcomes for sustainable medical education


Josephine Walker  (Biological Sciences ), co-applicants Eric Morgan (Vet School), Kate Evans (Biological Sciences)

Read more about the project: Community involvement in livestock disease management through participatory epidemiology in Botswana


Jemma Wadham  (Geographical Sciences), co-applicants Fanny Monteiro, Sandra Arndt, Mark Jackson, Martyn Tranter, Jonathan Bamber, Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Alex Anesio ( Geographical Sciences), Stephen Burrow and Elizabeth Bagshaw (Aerospace Engineering)

Read more about the project: Melting ice sheets: impacts on ocean productivity and biodiversity   

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