The University of Kent 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). 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 our PGRs to address priority topics in environmental sciences through cutting-edge and world-leading research;
• Training all of our PGRs to understand modern methods of data management, interrogation, analysis, and presentation; from bioinformatics to artificial intelligence;
• Ensuring our graduates engage with the interfaces between environmental science and societal needs by growing their ability to achieve non-academic impact and effective public engagementThe ARIES studentship competition is now open for entry in October 2020.
The projects below are available for applications at Kent:
Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, Kent
Dr Jake BicknellAfter the gold rush: vertebrate communities in abandoned gold mines and implications for restorationProfessor Jim GroombridgeHow does supplemental feeding effect demography and reproductive fitness in endangered bird species on Mauritius?Dr Nick IsaacPatterns and process in population trends of UK herpetofauna