REPS 2017

This year these are the ten placements that are being advertised:

(please click on the title of the project for more information)

A simple but substantial improvement in the way we currently represent leaf respiration in climate models 

University of Exeter

Lead supervisor: Dr Lina Mercado

Email address: L.Mercado@exeter.ac.uk

Continuous, simultaneous tracking of large numbers of free-living pheasants

University of Exeter

Lead supervisor: Dr Joah Madden

Email address: J.R.Madden@exeter.ac.uk

What can machine learning tell us about Southern Ocean heat content?

British Antarctic Survey

Lead supervisor: Dr Dan Jones

Email address: dannes@bas.ac.uk

Investigation of the transport and fate of biomass burning aerosol particles in the global climate model HadGEM3-UKCA

University of Exeter

Lead supervisor: Dr Daniel Partridge

Email address: D.G.Partridge@exeter.ac.uk

Tracking down bacteria causing bad tastes in drinking water supplies

University of Bristol

Lead supervisor: Dr Marian Yallop

Email address: 

Using historical data to improve long-return period flooding estimation

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford

Lead supervisor: Lisa Stewart

Email address: ejs@ceh.ac.uk

Variability in seasonal Antarctic pteropod population: implication in an Acidified Ocean

British Antarctic Survey

Lead supervisor: Clara Manno

Email address: clanno@bas.ac.uk

Coupled hydrodynamics and biogeochemistry of reservoir destratification systemsUniversity of Bath

Lead supervisor: Dr Danielle Wain

Email address: d.j.wain@bath.ac.uk

 The early bee: foraging strategies of bumblebees in dim light conditions in agricultural landscapes of South Devon

University of Exeter

Lead supervisor: Dr Natalie Hempel de Ibarra

Email address: N.Hempel@exeter.ac.uk

Quantifying Bat Detection in Terms of Distance from a Roost

University of Exeter & Cardiff University

Lead supervisor: Fiona Mathews and Thomas Woolley

Email address: F.Mathews@exeter.ac.uk

Eligibility

  • Be studying for an undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline outside of NERC’s  scientific remit (e.g. mathematics, statistics, computing, engineering, physics).
  • Be applying for a placement in a different department to their undergraduate degree.
  • Be undertaking their first undergraduate degree studies (or integrated Masters).
  • Be expected to obtain a first or upper second class UK honours degree
  • Be eligible for subsequent NERC PhD funding (i.e. UK, EU or right to remain in the UK).

How to apply

Students should submit their application directly to their chosen project supervisor submitting a CV (no more than 2 pages) plus reference contact details, transcripts and a brief covering letter (1 page).

The deadline for applications is noon on the 29 May 2017.  

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