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2014 Starters

Ruth Amey

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Modelling Earthquake Slip Distribution using Geodesy and Seismology

Michael Cook

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Optimizing enhanced groundwater bioremediation during pump and treat intervention

Partner: Synthetic Industries Group

William Fincham

School of Biology, Leeds

Predicting ecological impact of invasive species using comparative functional responses

Partner: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Oliver Halliday

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Storms, water and atmospheric dynamics

Partner: Met Office (CASE)

Owen King

School of Geography, Leeds

Early detection of Himalayan glacial lake development using remote sensing methods

Lauren Marshall

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Eruption source parameters controlling the climatic and environmental effects of volcanism

Zak Mitchell

School of Biology, Leeds

Dragonflight: Linking the mechanics and energetics of flight to conservation status and responses to climate change in dragonflies

Partner: RECCO

Erietta Moulopoulou

School of Mathematics, Leeds

Benchmark modelling of breaking 1D waves and dynamic shingle beaches

Autumn Pugh

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

The early Toarcian (Early Jurassic) mass extinction event and recovery in the Eastern Tethys

Partner: British Geological Survey (CASE)

Yvonne Smith

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

The impact of icebergs on ocean circulation and climate: past, present and future

Partner: United States Geologial Survey (USGS)

Ben Todd

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Simulating the thermal conduction of Lower Mantle minerals

Robert Woodward-Massey

School of Chemistry, Leeds

Improving understanding of tropospheric oxidation through chamber and field measurements of OH and other radicals and comparison with models

Luca Budello

School of Geography, Leeds

Deforestation and biodiversity loss in Amazon rainforest

Katherine Doyle

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Chemical evolution of the neoproterozoic-Cambrian biosphere

Shani Garraway

Department of Chemistry, York

Long-term measurement and modelling of biogenic VOCs in a tropical rainforest environment

Thomas Ingleby

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Measuring and modelling the earthquake deformation cycle at continental dip-slip faults

Jude Lane

School of Biology, Leeds

Find-scale foraging behaviour of far-ranging marine predators

Ilkka Matero

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

North American ice sheet collapse and abrupt climate change

Karen Mullin

School of Geography, Leeds

The benefits of sustainable urban drainage systems and the merit of community engagement in their implementation

Partner: Natural England

Hana Pearce

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Nitrate aerosol: implications for climate and air quality

Partner: Met Office (CASE)

Jacob Shaw

Department of Chemistry, York

Lifetime measurements of atmospheric chlorine atoms

George Taylor

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Multi-scale imaging of the North Anatolian Fault Zone (Turkey) across crust and mantle

Caroline Ward

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Protected area governance and livelihood security

2015 Starters

Jed Atkinson

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Recovery from the end-Triassic mass extinction and the role of temperature and anoxia in European shelf seas

Alessandro Balata

School of Mathematics, Leeds

Optimal utilization and sustainability of reneewable electricity generation

Graham Boustead

School of Chemistry, Leeds

Laboratory studies probing gas-phase production of HONO on aerosol surfaces

Thomas Dally

School of Biology, Leeds

Pollinator monitoring and conservation

Timothy Dixon

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Geogenic N as a nutrient source of subglacial microbial ecosystem

Daniel Ellis

Department of Chemistry, York

Novel generation and visualisation tools for future air quality prediction

Solene Guenat

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Urban ecosystem services in sub-Saharan Africa: a multi-scale, cross city comparison

Sarah Letsinger

School of Geography, Leeds

Effects of pharmaceutical mixtures on river ecosystems

Maurits Metman

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Forecasting changes in Earth's magnetic field

Partner: British Geological Survey (CASE)

Fabio Peruzzo

School of Mathematics, Leeds

Spatial stochastic modelling of ecosystems

Adam Saint

Department of Chemistry, York

Atmospheric chemistry in the ocean surface: using novel detectors to probe air-sea exchange

Katie Smith

Department of Chemistry, York

Development of low cost networks of sensors for the detection of fracking gas emissions

Partner: National Physical Laboratory

Patrick Sugden

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Collision-related volcanoes of Armenia

Robert WIlliams

School of Biology, Leeds

An evidence-based approach to quarry restoration and ecological management

Bethany Woodhams

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Severe weather over East Africa

Partner: Met Office (CASE)

Natasha Aylett

School of Chemistry, Leeds

Atmospheric impacts of a close cometary encounter

Louise Beveridge

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Crop yield prediction for enhanced food security in Central America

Partner: Bioversity International (CASE)

Alexander Brennan

School of Chemistry, Leeds

Novel detection methods to study the chemistry of atmospheric peroxy radicals

Jennifer Dentith

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Abrupt climate transitions using geological tracers of ocean circulation

Will Dixon

Department of Chemistry, York

Development of ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry to study atmospheric aerosol pollution

Sarah Fell

School of Geography, Leeds

Alpine river ecosystem response to glacier retreat

Claire Harnett

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

The mechanics of lava domes - developing new predictive models from dome collapse

Joana Melo

School of Geography, Leeds

Protecting the Peruvian rainforest in the face of land use and climate change

Eleanor Morris

Department of Chemistry, York

Human impacts on atmospheric composition over West Africa. Pollution, projections and policy

Matthew Rowlinson

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Climate mitigation by methane and aerosols

Caitriona Shannon

School of Biology, Leeds

Slowing the spread of invasive alien species: biosecurity best practice stakeholder engagement

Thomas Speak

School of Chemistry, Leeds

Laboratory studies of Amines and related compounds in the troposphere

Joshua Williams

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Examining how earthquakes work: the properties of small earthquakes, their fault zones, and their triggering

Jamie Wilson

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Impacts of deforestation on atmospheric composition and climate

Partner: United Bank of Carbon (CASE)

2016 Starters

Charlotte Allen

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Evolution, processes and deposits of high latitude submarine fans

Alexander Chambers-Ostler

School of Geography, Leeds

How does vulnerability to drought vary across the Amazonian forest?

Jordan Chetcuti

School of Biology, Leeds and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), Wallingford

Corridors of uncertainty: do ecological corridors benefit communities and ecosystem services?

Johan Fruh

School of Biology, Leeds

Niches, neutrality and species-richness: exploring the links between community structure and diversity patterns.

Huw Goodall

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Reconciling discrepancies between long- and short-term rates of tectonic deformation

Ruth Jeavons

School of Biology, Leeds

Individual foraging strategies of far-ranging marine predators: efficiency, effort and success

Alexander Krause

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Evolution of a habitable planet: An integrated modelling and geochemical study of the rise of oxygen to modern levels

Josephine McSherry

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Origin and fate of nitrate contamination in chalk groundwater

Partner: Environment Agency (CASE)

Siobhan Prise

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Subglacial Aquifers: Characterisation with Geophysical Techniques

Eloise Slater

School of Chemistry, Leeds

Chemical oxidation processes studied in a Chinese megacity during AIRPRO and evaluation of the UK chemical-climate model over Asia

Freya Squires

Department of Chemistry, York

Gas phase air pollution in a chinese megacity

Linas Svolkinas

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Biological and socio-political factors affecting the conservation of the Caspian Seal

Thomas Thorp

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Novel climate feedbacks in the Earth System and their contribution to future global change

Adam Woodhouse

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Death in the Oceans: extinction risk in the marine realm

Amy Bennett

School of Geography, Leeds

Impact of the 2015/16 El Nino event on tropical forest

Michael Charters

School of Biology, Leeds

Climate change impacts on interactions between crops, insects and mycorrhizal fungi

Shane Daly

School of Chemistry, Leeds

Iodine chemistry in the atmosphere

Niall Gandy

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Collapse of the British - Irish Ice Sheet: the role of climate and sea level changes

Partner: British Geological Survey (CASE)

Samuel Greenwood

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Boundary Controls on Convection from the Top and Bottom of Earth’s Fluid Core.

Laura Kiely

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Interactions and feedbacks between deforestation, fire and rainfall over Borneo

Partner: United Bank of Carbon (CASE)

Luke Marsden

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Using seismic and tilt measurements to forecast eruptions of silicic volcanoes

Zara Mir

School of Chemistry, Leeds

Direct Observations of Criegee Intermediates and Reaction Products

Lucy Recchia

School of Mathematics, Leeds

Dynamics of the Indian Monsoon system

Paul Smith

School of Mathematics, Leeds

Conceptual Stochastic Climate Models

Jenna Sutherland

School of Geography, Leeds

Control of large proglacial lakes on past outlet glacier dynamics in New Zealand

Stefan Swift

Department of Chemistry, York

Air Quality and Particle Pollution in Beijing, China: Investigating the role of organic nitrogen

Thomas Wood

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Novel climate feedbacks in the Earth System and their contribution to future global change

2017 Starters

Bethany Allen

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Biodiversity in the extreme world of Pangea

James Cant

School of Biology, Leeds

Biodiversity in the extreme world of PangeaDifferences in life history strategies in corals in tropical and sub-tropical reefs

Jamie Carr

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Investigating the impact of livelihood-focused interventions on forest ecosystems, deforestation and associated environmental processes

Partner: United Bank of Carbon (CASE)

Bart Crezee

School of Geography, Leeds

Spatial distribution, carbon stocks and diversity of tropical African peatlands

Partner: Wildlife Conservation Society (CASE)

Dorothy Drayton

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Impact of faults on fluid flow in microbial and hydrothermal carbonates

Partner: Badley Geoscience Ltd. (CASE)

Hugh Graham

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

The evolution of porphyry-epithermal gold systems using trace element mobility and concentration

Thirze Hermans

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Conservation Agriculture and Climate Resilience in sub-Saharan Africa

Peter Joyce

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

How will Northern Ecosystems respond to Global Environmental Change?

Freya Lumb

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Exploration of the melting layer using multiple frequency doppler dual-polarimetric radar techniques

Leonardo Miele

School of Mathematics, Leeds

Modelling general mechanisms driving evolution in natural populations

David Orr

School of Biology, Leeds

The ecological genomics of seals in relation to environmental variation and the evolution of lactation strategies

Ryan Pound

Department of Chemistry, York

Developing a next generation representation of the ocean for atmospheric chemistry transport models

Rebecca Robertson

School of Biology, Leeds

Biodiversity and green space interventions for health and wellbeing in urban populations

Partner: Better Start Bradford (CASE)

James Shaw

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Structural controls of orogenic gold in Northern Ireland and implications for orogenic gold genetic models

Partners: GSNI (CASE) and Dalradian Resources (CASE)

Gareth Stewart

Department of Chemistry, York

Investigating the impact of combustion sources to air pollution in Delhi, India

James Ward

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Seismic detection of hidden primordial regions in the Earth’s lowermost mantle

Louise Brown

School of Geography, Leeds

Response of marine benthic ecosystem function to global change

Luca Cantarello

School of Mathematics, Leeds

Investigating satellite radiance data assimilation at different scales in an idealised convective modelling framework

Partner: Met Office (CASE)

Joshua Chambers

School of Geography, Leeds

Surface melting of mountain glaciers: the effect of ice surface properties on melt rates

Martin Daily

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

From clouds to cells: fundamental studies of ice nucleation applied to the atmospheric sciences and cryopreservation

Partner: Asymptote Ltd (CASE)

Itahisa Gonzalez Alvarez

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Towards an understanding of Earth’s structure – The development of adaptive optics approaches for Seismology

Partner: AWE Blacknest (CASE)

Joshua Hampton

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Novel Ways to See More: Using Dual-Polarisation Doppler Weather Radar Observations to Improve Our Understanding of Winter Weather

Iain Johnston

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

The role of flooding on the activation of landslides on UK rail infrastructure

Partner: Network Rail (CASE)

David Loades

Department of Chemistry, York

Oceanic ozone dry deposition and its chemical controls

Andrew Mair

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Signals of the Ice Age in the tropics – new records from the Uruguayan Margin

Bethany Nelson

Department of Chemistry, York

Atmospheric Chemistry in an Indian Megacity

Rachael Osguthorpe

School of Geography, Leeds

Upland soil functions under organic grazing systems

Partner: Natural England (CASE)

Luis Rees-Hughes

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

The buried coast: developing novel geophysical techniques to reconstruct coastal landscapes

Partner: RSK Geophysics (CASE)

Grace Ronnie

School of Chemistry, Leeds

Flux measurements of formaldehyde and OH reactivity in the atmosphere

Roxana Stanca

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Evolution of a micro-continent during continental break-up; re-evaluating the Falklands Plateau

Partner: British Geological Survey (CASE)

William Torgerson

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

The role of diabatic processes during the intensification of tropical cyclones

Partner: Met Office (CASE)

Rachel Whitty

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Tracking and measuring volcanic plumes using drones

Partner: Icelandic Met Office (CASE)

Associate DTP Students

Anne Barber

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Behaviour of convective updraughts

Partner: Met Office (CASE)

Chetan Deva

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Using global and regional crop models to inform adaptation

Partner: Met Office (CASE)

Alice Noble

School of Geography, Leeds

Understanding plant-soil feedback effects impacted by peatland fire

Partner: Natural England (CASE)

Ben Pickering

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Evaluation of 3D dual-polarized radar-based hydrometeor classification algorithms over the UK

Partner: Met Office (CASE)

Zora Van Leeuwen

School of Geography, Leeds

Woody debris effects on upland river hydromorphological processes

Partner: (CASE)

Stephanie Bradbeer

School of Biology, Leeds

Biosecurity to slow the spread of Invasive Non-Native Species

Partner: Environment Agency (CASE)

Christopher Kelly

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Solar and space weather impacts on atmospheric chemistry and connections to surface weather and climate.

Partner: Met Office (CASE)

Eleanor Pearson

School of Geography, Leeds

Impacts of sediment and debris from Natural Flood Management

Partner: (CASE)

Craig Poku

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Aerosol-fog Interactions

Partner: Met Office (CASE)

Dean Walker

School of Earth and Environment, Leeds

Seasonal Forecasts of East African Rainfall.

Partner: Met Office (CASE)