Emily Bamber

Emily Bamber

I am a NERC DTP-CASE funded PhD student in the volcanology group at the University of Manchester, also working with INGV (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia), Italy. I am investigating the causes of basaltic Plinian eruptions using a combination of fieldwork, petrology and numerical modelling.

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Franziska Elsner-Gearing

Franziska Elsner-Gearing

I am a DTP EAO PhD student working out of the University of Manchester, with Chester Zoo as a CASE partner. I’m an evolutionary biologist with a keen interest in applications of evolutionary theory in conservation. 

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Lewis Wrightson

Lewis Wrightson

I am a NERC DTP funded PhD student based at the University of Liverpool. My research is focused on ocean biogeochemistry in particular marine nitrogen fixation. The title of my project is “The impact of multiple stressors on marine nitrogen fixation”, I am supervised by Dr. Alessandro Tagliabue and Dr. Claire Mahaffey. 

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Aristeidis Voliotis

Aristeidis Voliotis

I hold a BSc in Environmental Science and a MSc in Environmental Chemistry and Pollution Control. Currently, I am a NERC DTP student in Atmospheric Sciences pillar at the University of Manchester. My field of expertise is air pollution with particular emphasis on atmospheric aerosols.

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Hannah Lehnhart Barnett

Hannah Lehnhart Barnett

I am a NERC funded PhD student based at the School of Environmental Sciences and the Environmental Change research group at the University of Liverpool, undertaking a CASE studentship with the Forestry Commission. 

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Peter Woolridge

Peter Woolridge

I am a PhD student in the sedimentology and stratigraphy research group at the University of Liverpool undertaking a CASE project with Conwy Valley Systems Limited. My research focuses on understanding and explaining basin scale sedimentary architecture and intra-basin facies distribution.

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Jenny Schauroth

Jenny Schauroth

I am a Ph.D. student in the volcanology research group at the University of Liverpool. My research focus is on magma vesiculation during ascent in the volcanic conduit. Volcanoes can undergo rapid transitions between effusive and explosive eruption styles. Understanding volatile exsolution, bubble formation and coalescence within the conduit is key to our comprehension of eruption dynamics.

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Rhys Hamlyn

Rhys Hamlyn

I am currently undertaking a NERC funded Ph.D. at The University of Manchester within the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences as part of the Basin Studies and Petroleum Geoscience research group. My research involves integrating sedimentary architecture and diagenesis within the Mancos Shale of Utah and Colorado (USA), a mudstone deposited during the Cretaceous Period within an ancient sea - Western Interior Seaway.

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Jake Britnell

Jake Britnell

I am a PhD student, in Professor Susanne Shultz’s lab at the University of Manchester, funded by the NERC DTP and CASE partner Chester Zoo. My research works to understand species range limits, therefore which biological and environmental factors impact animal reproduction and survival.

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Peter Hogarth

Peter Hogarth

I am currently a PhD research student at the University of Liverpool, studying sea level science under a NERC EAO DTP funded project entitled “Is the rate of coastal sea level rise accelerating? Seeking to answer this deceptively simple but important question is proving to be challenging and enjoyable, and at Liverpool I am fortunate to be able to work with some of the leading scientists in this field, and to have access to the global data archives and records held by the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) and the UK archives of the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), both based in the NOC building in Liverpool.

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Emma Waters

Emma Waters

I am a NERC-DTP funded PhD student at The University of Manchester working in the Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry group. My research investigates the halogen heterogeneity of Iceland’s mantle source. Halogen elements (F, Cl, Br and I) are highly volatile and incompatible elements which are concentrated in Earth’s surface seawater and sediment reservoirs. 

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Prudence Bateson

Prudence Bateson

I am an atmospheric sciences PhD student at the University of Manchester studying methane emissions. I am part of NERC DTP-CASE studentship programme. My CASE partner, FAAM, are a part of NERC and I will be utilising their atmospheric research aircraft to characterise methane emissions in various locations. More specifically,  I hope to constrain sources and fluxes of methane emissions in the tropics with a targeted campaign in Uganda as part of the MOYA project.

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Steve Beynon

Steve Beynon

I am a NERC-funded DTP Ph.D. student in the University of Liverpool’s rock deformation laboratory. My research focus is on the fluid flow properties of fractured geothermal reservoirs. I aim to experimentally constrain the effects of stress & temperature on fault & fracture properties within tight reservoirs, as well as the frictional & permeability properties of hydrothermal alteration mineralogy. 

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Rebecca Lewis

Rebecca Lewis

I am a NERC DTP-CASE student at the University of Manchester in association with Chester Zoo. My research focuses on the evolution of birdsong during ex situ breeding to see if this could act as a barrier for future conservation efforts. My work uses the Java sparrow, which is common in zoological collections, as a model species. 

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Constantinos Matsoukis

Constantinos Matsoukis

I am a NERC DTP funded student jointly at the University of Liverpool, School of Environmental Sciences and at the National Oceanography Centre in Liverpool. I am investigating the effect of sea level rise and climate change on the dynamics of river deltas. River deltas are large and complex morphological formations that develop following the discharge of sediments into the sea.

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