PhD in Physical Geography
There are many opportunities for carrying out a PhD in Physical Geography in the School of Geographical Sciences, with several different funding routes.
A list of currently available projects is shown below. This list is not exhaustive, so if you have another idea or project in mind, please contact one of the supervisors listed below, other potential supervisors or for general enquiries email@example.com to discuss things further.
NERC GW4+ DTP Projects 2022
This is an exciting opportunity to apply for a project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). We are now accepting applications for PhD projects commencing Autumn 2023 in the Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences.
The application deadline for 2023 projects is 23:30 on Monday 9th January 2023.
It is important that you follow the detailed instructions provided in 'How to apply for the GW4+ DTP NERC (PhD)' and read the Admissions Statement when applying. The prospectus also shows other Bristol Schools offering projects under this DTP.
When applying for GW4+ DTP projects in the School of Geographical Sciences please choose 'Geographical Sciences: Physical (PhD)' in the 'find a programme' box. You should refer to the project title and supervisor in your application. You will need to make a separate application for each project you wish to be considered for.
Further particulars of the programme including eligibility for international applicants (including EU) can be found here.
|Using deep learning to reconstruct past ocean warming and future sea level rise||Dr Rory Bingham
|Understanding water quality across the UK for a clean water future||Dr Josh Dean
|Developing sensitive isotopic tracers of marine gateway exchange||Professor Rachel Flecker
|Assessing potential of forests for sustainable climate mitigation||Dr Jo House
|Future changes in convective storms across Africa in new km-scale climate scenarios||Dr Rachel James
|Investigating the impacts of plastic use in agriculture on the soil ecosystem||Dr Charlotte Lloyd
|Methane in ancient climates – a hidden climate feedback?||Professor Dan Lunt
|Improving future predictions of the ocean biological pump in climate models||Dr Fanny Monteiro
|Meltwater, the stability of ice shelves and the contribution of Antarctica to future sea level rise||Professor Tony Payne|
|Cyanobacterial blooms and their microbiome in a changing climate||Dr Patricia Sanchez-Baracaldo
|Monsoons through Time: Why has the Asian monsoon changed?||Professor Paul Valdes
|Climate change’s impact on extreme European rainfall||Dr Peter Watson
University of Bristol Physical Geography scholarship
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