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 engagement
The ARIES studentship competition is now open for entry in October 2021.
The projects below are available for applications at Kent:
Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), PhD in Biodiversity Management
Assessing the ecological impacts of non-native gamebird release on reptiles in the UK
Professor Jim Groombridge
Understanding the role of different types of conservation area in meeting global biodiversity protection targets
Professor Bob Smith
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science, PhD In Statistics
Spatio-temporal models for large sets of citizen science data to inform conservation policy for UK Lepidoptera
Dr Eleni Matechou