Stephan Toby

Stephan Toby

I am a PhD student in the sedimentology research group within the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Liverpool. My research will focus on a fundamental aspect of stratigraphy: the presence of hierarchical organization and cyclicity at the full range of physical scales.

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Emily Stanbrook

I am a NERC DTP funded student based at the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Manchester undertaking my first year of a PhD in evolutionary biology. My research will focus on the evolution to complex societies in cichlid fish.

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Kathryn Fowler

Kathryn Fowler

I am in my first year of the DTP, based in Manchester at the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences (CAS), where I am focusing on the formation of ice in mixed phase clouds. I graduated from the University of Manchester, with a Masters in Mathematics and Physics in the summer.

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Kieran Newman

Kieran Newman

I am a NERC DTP funded student based in the National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, and the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool, supervised by Dr Paul Bell (NOC), Dr Jenny Brown (NOC) and Prof. Andy Plater (SoES).  Prior to this, I studied BSc Mathematics with Astronomy at the University of Leicester, and MSc Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics at the University of Leeds, where I focused in my final semester on modelling the transition of tides to bores in the Trent Estuary.

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Arthur Gourain

Arthur Gourain

The PhD project I am currently doing in the Ocean, Earth and Ecological Science department at the University of Liverpool is focusing on the speciation of copper at the estuarine interfaces. Copper is an essential micronutrient for the biology.

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Hayley Craig

I am based in the Faculty of Life Sciences at The University of Manchester and my research is looking at how agricultural runoff affects mangrove plant and soil microbial communities and the implications for nutrient cycling. 

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Anthony Wise

Anthony Wise

My PhD research investigates the coupling of the open ocean and sea shelf to understand the impact of open ocean sea level changes on the coastal environment. The PhD is a NERC funded DTP project based in the University of Liverpool and the National Oceanographic Centre.

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Chris Feeney

Chris Feeney

I am currently undertaking a NERC DTP funded PhD studentship at the Department of Geography and Planning of the University of Liverpool. The broad theme of my project is assessing the impact of metal mining activity on river catchments, which has an extensive legacy throughout the world.

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Samantha Hook

Samantha Hook

I am a NERC DTP-CASE student at The University of Manchester, in association with Sea Life. My PhD will focus on quantifying the genetic health of sharks and rays (elasmobranchs), in both captive and wild environments. I am interested in applying Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to my PhD to delve further into elasmobranch populations.

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Joseph Aslin

Joseph Aslin

My project focusses on the role mica minerals play in dictating the strength of fault and shear zones and the implications of this on deformation and rheology within the Earth’s crust. I am based in the deformation, microstructures and volcanology research group at Liverpool and my project involves extensive fieldwork in the Italian Alps and New Zealand. 

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Jenny Jardine

Jenny Jardine

I am currently undertaking a NERC DTP-CASE funded PhD within the department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. My project aims to understand how physical processes control phytoplankton variability in coastal and shelf seas, with particular emphasis on turbulent motion within the pycnocline and how this interacts with the local biogeochemistry e.g. diapcynal nitrate flux. 

David Williams

David Williams

Although I am working at the University of Liverpool in the National Oceanography Centre, my research, modelling meteotsunami on the European shelf, covers both atmospheric and ocean science. These tsunami-like waves are generated by atmospheric pressure disturbances and have been known to reach up to 5 – 6 m in various locations across the globe, but very little is known about them and modelling is in the early stages.

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James Brooks

James Brooks

I’m a first year PhD student at the University of Manchester, as part of the NERC EAO DTP. I am studying absorbing aerosols, such as Black Carbon, their optical and physical properties, and how they interact with and influence cloud cover. I will be collecting data from the field during the summer of 2016, with modelling analysis to be carried out in the future.

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Amy Parker

Amy Kelly

I am a first year NERC DTP-funded student based in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (SEAES) at the University of Manchester. The principal aim of my project is to measure the halogen group elements (Cl, Br, and I) in platinum group element (PGE) bearing cumulates in order to assess the role of halogen-rich volatiles in the concentration of PGEs in mafic-ultramafic layered intrusions.

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Lewis Hughes

Lewis Hughes

I am a first year NERC DTP student based in the structural and petrological geoscience research group of Manchester University’s School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (SEAES). My project involves investigating halogen group elements (F, Cl, Br and I) in hydrous minerals within high pressure, low temperature subduction zone settings; how they partition between minerals/melts/fluids and how they can alter mineral stability fields during subduction.

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