I am just back from a fabulous
British Ecological Society (BES) annual meeting in Edinburgh. Both the city and the science were interesting and exciting. The Science Slam was certainly my highlight “fringe” event and I believe all the slams will be avaliable to view soon on the BES Youtube channel. But you can watch the winner, Rosie Woodroffe, now…
Of the many great science talks I would like to highlight just four here which I found particulalry interesting, by:
Stephen Prentice (Queen’s University Belfast), Althea Davies (University of St. Andrews), Tom August (Cente for Ecology & Hydrology), and Kimberly Simpson (University of Sheffield).
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The outcome of the Natural Environments Research Council (NERC) call for Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) was announced late on Monday 4th November. I am delighted to be able to report that The Open University (OU) has been funded through the DTP scheme as part of the (CENTA). Having co-developed the OU contribution to CENTA with our “Central England NERC Training Alliance” research centre director Prof. Simon Kelley I am also somewhat relieved by this positive outcome.
The CENTA group comprises four other universities in addition to the OU (
University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, University of Warwick, and Loughborough University) and two partner organisations ( British Geological Survey and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology). CENTA will host studentships across the range of NERC science with particular focus on four key science themes:
Anthropogenic impact and environmental sustainability
Evolution of organisms and ecosystems
Organisms, ‘omics and biogeochemistry
Opportunities to join the PCRG here at the OU through this scheme will be adverstised shortly. If you are interested in PhD projects in any of the above areas keep an eye out for further details of CENTA projects and opportunities over the next few weeks.
To find out more about CENTA visit the DTP website by clicking
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