Soil sustainability - PhD studentships

PhD studentships associated with the soil sustainability programme. These are listed below in order of their starting date.

Title Student Period
Tbc Victoria Shruther,     University of Reading 2016-2019
Forest management and below-ground litter: carbon dynamics of UK forest soils Mauro Lanfranchi,     University of Cumbria 2016-2020
Modelling current and future greenhouse gas balances from forest soils in the UK

Rita Razauskaite,      University of Aberdeen

Microbial communities and belowground bidoversity under different tree species growing on different soil types Garazi Benito,                Basque Institute of Agricultural Research and Development (NEIKER) 2015-2018
The difference in roots traits under different tree species as influenced by soil type in forest ecosystems in Bulgaria and the UK Lyndmila Lazanova,         Forest Research Institute, Sofia  STTA research visit
Using chronosequences to investigate how afforestation influences soil microbial community processes, soil carbon dynamics and soil sustainability

Aisha Cogan,              University of Essex

Woodland Restoration on Landfill Sites: Earthworm Activity and Ecosystem Service Provision Frank Ashwood,
University of Central Lancashire
Multi-scale investigation of soil water DOC dynamics with respect to long-term trends Katarzyna Sawicka,  University of Reading 2013-2016
Nutrients budget of forest ecosystems in Great Britain Emile Mwenge,
University of Reading
Soil fauna diversity under Short Rotation Forestry: Impacts and Responses Nalika Rajapaksha,
University of Central Lancashire
Evaluation of tree species x soil type interactions for their potential for long term C sequestration Antia Villada,
University of Reading
Carbon turnover in forest and grassland soils - will global warming turn carbon sinks into sources? Eleanor Swain,
University of Newcastle
Impact of nitrogen deposition on the microbial activity and composition in forest soils Emma Thorpe,
University of Essex
An investigation into the prokaryotic diversity of UK forest soils using high throughput sequencing Theresa Hudson,
University of Exeter