2022 Projects

Studentship projects for cohort 2022/23.

Available studentships for the 2022/23 cohort will be added here throughout September, October and November 2021. Applications will open mid November 2021.

Find out how to apply for 2022/23 studentships.

  • IAP2-21-200 – Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures: Evaluating Biodiversity in polar areas (Antarctica and Arctic)
  • IAP2-21-201 – Drivers of extreme high temperature events over coastal Antarctica
  • IAP-21-202 – Convergence or cryptic evolution? The origins of the cephalopod body plan
  • IAP2-21-203 Modelling the Impacts of Climate Change on Mosquito-Borne Diseases
  • IAP2-21-204 – Importance of trophodynamics and functional traits in the structure of macrobenthic Southern Ocean shelf communities under methane seepage influence
  • IAP2-21-205 – Evolutionary Consequences of Artificial Light at Night
  • IAP2-21-206 – Bioremediation of perfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS)
  • IAP2-21-207 – Using metal isotopic compositions to track near surface hydrologic cycling of anthropogenic inputs in North East England
  • IAP2-21-208 – Deep beneath the Ice: Seismic Imaging of the Antarctic mantle
  • IAP2-21-210 – Beavers and climate change mitigation in freshwater systems
  • IAP2-21-211 – ‘Manure trading’: a novel socio-economic lever to promote effective diffuse pollution management in agricultural catchments?
  • IAP2-21-212 – Assessing the environmental and ecological drives of interannual variability in the life histories and population dynamics of icefishes (Family Channichthyidae) around the sub-Antarctic Island of South Georgia.
  • IAP2-21-213 – Delivering food from forests: integrating understanding across trees, fungi and soils to raise speciality crops in forest plantations
  • IAP2-21-217 – The Shackleton Range of East Antarctica: unravelling a complex geological history via an integrated geochronological, geochemical and geophysical approach
  • IAP2-21-218 – What makes bees buzz? Energetic costs and behavioural constraints in buzz pollination
  • IAP2-21-219 – Extratropical Continental Heatwaves in a Changing Climate
  • IAP2-21-220 – Phosphorus mobilization and speciation in modern hot springs as analogues for life’s earliest habitats
  • IAP2-21-221– The impact of light pollution on ecosystem services and human well-being
  • IAP2-21-222 – Time, light and sound: nocturnal predators in landscapes of the Anthropocene
  • IAP2-21-224 – Size isn’t everything: The role of small water bodies in aquatic-atmosphere methane exchange
  • IAP2-21-225 – Managing trade-offs between biodiversity, carbon, people and productivity to balance benefits from the forests of the future
  • IAP2-21-226 – Impacts of natural flood management on both water quantity and quality
  • IAP2-21-227 – Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts? Assessing the combined effect of multiple natural flood management features on downstream flooding.
  • IAP2-21-228 – Temporal ecology in the Anthropocene
  • IAP2-21-229 – Ice sheet – ocean interactions in northeast Greenland: the role of ocean warming on ice stream stability
  • IAP2-21-230 – Sediment and landform signature of Icelandic glacilacustrine systems.
  • IAP2-21-231 –  Disentangling the Genotype Palaeoproxy Challenge in the Humboldt Current System and Beyond.
  • IAP2-21-232 – Shrubification in a changing High Arctic
  • IAP2-21-233 – Landscape scale effects on biodiversity in temperate and polar seas
  • IAP2-21-234 – Tracking past sea-level change In Western Scotland with a novel multi-proxy approach
  • IAP2-21-235 – Melting glaciers: Downstream impacts
  • IAP2-21-236 – Scaling up Greening the Grey and Eco-engineering Science through partnership with coastal infrastructure asset managers: creating co-benefits for science and operational
  • IAP2-21-238 – Rivers in the Himalayas: investigating links between tectonics, climate and topography
  • IAP2-21-239 – Creating chemical heterogeneity in island arc crust
  • IAP2-21-240 – Blue carbon co-benefits in a changing world
  • IAP2-21-241 – Using remote sensing and machine learning to explore the spatial patterning of poverty and inequality
  • IAP2-21-242 – Reconstructing Holocene climate change in the tropical Andes
  • IAP2-21-243 – Time travelling with ancient DNA: revealing past adaptations of plants to changes in atmospheric temperature and CO2 levels
  • IAP2-21-244 – Healthy peat microbiota
  • IAP2-21-245 – Do slopes have a favourite shape? Innovative slope profiles for remediation of landslides and the extractive industry.
  • IAP2-21-246 – Assessing health hazards of chronic, ambient exposures to volcanic gases on Montserrat, Eastern Caribbean
  • IAP2-21-247 – A new approach to estimating the evolution of nitrogen geochemistry in Earth’s crust and atmosphere
  • IAP2-21-248 – A novel design methodology for open-pit mines to reduce carbon footprint for the extraction of green economy metals
  • IAP2-21-249 – Floral preferences of bumblebees across a range of European climates
  • IAP2-21-250 – Investigating the role of fire in soil biotic processes and carbon storage at tropical grassland-forest transitions
  • IAP2-21-251 – Reconstructing the late Cenozoic history of the Japan Sea using diatom isotopes
  • IAP2-21-252 – How will climate-induced changes in water level affect lake temperature and oxygen dynamics around the world?
  • IAP2-21-253 – The Origin of Life: Revealing the Role of Mineral Surfaces in Prebiotic Synthesis
  • IAP2-21-254 – Subside down: improving global patterns of vertical land motion
  • IAP2-21-255 – Snow monitoring in Scotland using satellite data
  • IAP2-21-256 – Detecting and monitoring floods using satellite radar and drone data
  • IAP2-21-257 – Assisting peatland restoration using satellite radar data
  • IAP2-21-258How big and how often? Reconstructing the megathrust earthquake history of the Semidi section, Alaska-Aleutian Subduction Zone, USA
  • IAP2-21-259 – When priority marine habitats clash; the impact of community ecology on conservation policy
  • IAP2-21-260 – Drivers of life history complexity in the world’s longest living algae
  • IAP2-21-261 – Rapid evolution of reproductive isolation in newly allopatric invasive populations.
  • IAP2-21-262 – How do deforestation and invasive species alter food webs in tropical rainforests? Insights from diet DNA metabarcoding on Sao Tome and Principe Islands.
  • IAP2-21-263 – Tracing Lithium mobility in granitic systems
  • IAP2-21-264 – Are birds enhancing or diminishing delivery of nature-based solutions at the food – climate change nexus in forest – agricultural landscapes of the rural tropics?
  • IAP2-21-266 – The preservation of volcanic ash from Iceland in northern Scotland
  • IAP2-21-269 – Why are some peatlands oxic? Developing a molecular model of peatland carbon storage
  • IAP2-21-268 – Nature-based Solutions to climate change along coasts and rivers: a plant-functional trait approach
  • IAP2-21-270 – How does landscape evolution impact ice-sheet dynamics?
  • IAP2-21-271 – Coral osteoporosis: how does seawater phosphate affect the calcification of tropical marine corals?
  • IAP2-21-272 – Budging boulders: controls on coarse sediment evacuation in bedrock rivers
  • IAP2-21-273 – Chalking up differences: plankton diversity and the calcium carbonate budget
  • IAP2-21-274 – Ecosystem multi-functionality in tropical heath forests
  • IAP2-21-275 – Does form follow function in aquatic ecosystems?
  • IAP2-21-276 – Understanding the role of the tropical Indian Ocean on regional and global climate over the last 2000 years
  • IAP2-21-277 – The glaciology and sub-ice landscape of the Weddell Sea region of Antarctica: implications for past ice sheet behaviour.
  • IAP2-21-278 – Discovering Landscapes Beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • IAP2-21-279 – Bridging the 100 km gap: connecting open-ocean to coastal sea-level change to improve local sea-level projections.
  • IAP2-21-280 – Reconstructing long-term relationships between reindeers and environmental change in the Arctic
  • IAP2-21-281 – Tracing prehistoric human activity using biomolecules in soil
  • IAP2-21-282 – Exploring geochemical evidence for the Neolithic Agricultural revolution in Western Siberia using lake sediments
  • IAP2-21-283 – Exploring the links between invasive plants, capybara and disease vectors in São Paulo State, Brazil
  • IAP2-21-284 – Investigating past changes in Greenland melting and its impacts on ocean circulation as a key to the future.
  • IAP2-21-285 – Critical metals and deep time: decoding the interplay of magmatism, structure, and mineralization
  • IAP2-21-286 – The timing and nature of fluid release from ocean crust during subduction
  • IAP2-21-287 – Understanding sea-level changes in the Mediterranean
  • IAP2-21-288 – Coastal Nature-based Solutions in a changing climate
  • IAP2-21-289 – Seeing the wood for the trees – Is reforesting the Scottish Highlands a good way to sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide?
  • IAP2-21-290 – The fate of biofouled microplastics in the ocean
  • IAP2-21-292 – Cascading impacts of invasive New Zealand flatworms on soil food webs and ecosystem functions
  • IAP2-21-291 – Caledonian magma genesis and lithium enrichment – a geochemical study
  • IAP2-21-294 – Illuminating the internal condition of safety-critical transportation infrastructure slopes: new geophysical approaches for the early warning of landslides
  • IAP2-21-295 – What drove the Antarctic sea ice during the last ice age? An Earth System Modelling approach.
  • IAP2-21-296 – Tracking past grounding line retreat from onshore rates of ice sheet thinning
  • IAP2-21-297 – Biodiversity impacts of future climate and societal change scenarios
  • IAP2-21-298 – Towards Global Monitoring of Glaciers with Deep Learning.
  • IAP2-21-299 – Modelling plant host-pathogen associations and consequences for pathogen spread and biosecurity and planting policy
  • IAP2-21-300 – Of insects and men: Biomolecular study of fossil insects to trace human movement, trade and environmental impact in the past
  • IAP2-21-301 – Climate-changing volcanic eruptions from magma source to ice core archives: a sulfur isotope perspective
  • IAP2-21-302 – Investigating the influence of sea ice on Antarctic outlet glacier dynamics
  • IAP2-21-303 – Peat-forming seasonally flooded forests of the Peruvian Amazon: distribution, carbon storage, and long-term ecology
  • IAP2-21-304 – Past, present and future response of Russian glaciers to climate forcing
  • IAP2-21-305 – Wood burning in Scottish homes: air pollution, behaviour changes and health
  • IAP2-21-306 – Tectonic and hazard implications of a very complex piece of crust: Seismic Imaging the Sea of Marmara, NW Turkey
  • IAP2-21-307 – Surge Forth: Understanding glacier dynamics where the Scottish Highlands meet the Lowlands
  • IAP2-21-308 – The Cameroon Volcanic Line and the big intraplate volcanism enigma
  • IAP2-21-309  – Understanding the dynamics of root symbioses to improve the environmental management of an invasive species
  • IAP2-21-310 – The impacts of long-term woodland creation on invertebrate communities
  • IAP2-21-311 – Nutrient behaviour accompanying afforestation in Iceland and France
  • IAP2-21-312 – Interdisciplinary conservation of coastal cetaceans in Cambodia
  • IAP2-21-313 – Predator visual adaptations for breaking camouflage
  • IAP2-21-314 – Does climate change impact directly on breeding seabirds?
  • IAP2-21-315 – Use of molecular and isotopic signatures to inform foraging ecology and conservation needs for beaked whales in the NE Atlantic
  • IAP2-21-316 – How does submarine melting affect marine-terminating glaciers?
  • IAP2-21-317 – Using hydrogen for carbon capture in heavy industry
  • IAP2-21-318 – Past ocean oxygen and pH changes
  • IAP2-21-349 – Nutrient release from riverine particulates in estuaries
  • IAP2-21-350 – Individual recognition in anemonefishes — causes and consequences of interspecific variation
  • IAP2-21-351 – Holocene climate change in the heart of Siberia: reconstructions using chironomids, biomarkers, and stable isotopes
  • IAP2-21-352 – Impacts of El Niño on the climate-food nexus: understanding the controls and geomorphic implications of flooding on food production in northern Peru
  • IAP2-21-353 – What makes tits hoard food? Environmental regulation of food hoarding in titmice.
  • IAP2-21-354 – Modelling speciation by integrating traits into polymorphism-aware models
  • IAP2-21-355 – AI and time-series for detecting landslides from optical imagery
  • IAP2-21-356 – Using sensors, satellites and artificial intelligence to improve catchment-scale modelling and nowcasting of microbial risks to water quality
  • IAP2-21-357 – Ecology, Efficacy, and Impact: biological control of Himalayan balsam
  • IAP2-21-358 – Maximising greenhouse gas sequestration in the UK uplands
  • IAP2-21-359 – ‘The Daily Grind’: Tectonically driven oxidant production in the hot subsubsurface biosphere
  • IAP2-21-360 – From geo-resources to energy storage: how do underground lithologies respond to thermo-mechanical coupling?
  • IAP2-21-361 – ‘Frozen in or chilled out?’ Clay mineral-herbicide reactions in freeze–thaw cycles.
  • IAP2-21-362 – Spatial ecology and conservation of the endangered tansy beetle
  • IAP2-21-363 – Assessing and improving efficiency of leaky barriers as flood flows reduction features in environmentally sensitive catchments
  • IAP2-21-364 – Uncovering the Critical Metal Concentrations in Mine and Metal Processing Wastes: A data driven microstructural approach
  • IAP2-21-365 – It’s green light for algae! The molecular secrets of green light mediated growth
  • IAP2-21-366 – Developing a decision support tool for Atlantic salmon management
  • IAP2-21-367 – Deciphering harmful algal blooms in UK inland waters
  • IAP2-21-368 – Freshwater marl lakes: the unsung hero of Blue Carbon
  • IAP2-21-369 – Constraining the climatic impact of mystery volcanic eruptions
  • IAP2-21-370 – Exploring the impact of land plant evolution on Palaeozoic ocean oxygenation
  • IAP2-21-371 – Holocene climate change in the southern Caucasus: reconstructing climate variability from the sediments of Lake Sevan
  • IAP2-21-372 – TROPWET: towards a reproducible Earth Observation system for mapping and monitoring tropical wetlands.
  • IAP2-21-373 – Exploring the role of carbon capture and storage technologies: integrating geoscience and society to identify effective pathways to delivering a fair and equitable net-zero carbon future.
  • IAP2-21-374 – Understanding the role of mosquito vectors in food webs of African birds and bats
  • IAP2-21-375 – Neodymium stable isotopes in rivers and the ocean
  • IAP2-21-377 – Assessing the impact of climate change on the emergence of pollinator viruses
  • IAP2-21-378 – Using modelling to establish how radiation affects individuals, populations and ecosystems
  • IAP2-21-379 – Changing floodscapes in the Amazon basin: a functional understanding wetland forest adaptations and susceptibility to anthropogenic change
  • IAP2-21-380 – Determining favourable conservation status for the UK’s birds: creating population targets to conserve biodiversity
  • IAP2-21-381 – Impacts of reforestation on rodent community composition, contact networks, and zoonotic pathogens
  • IAP2-21-382 – Nitrogen isotopes in macroalgae as a monitor of nutrient loading around island communities
  • IAP2-21-383 – Ice core records of past major volcanic eruptions and their climatic response
  • IAP2-21-384 – Investigating records of Earth’s precursors in the early Solar System using Cr, Ni and Zn isotope compositions of meteorites
  • IAP2-21-385 – The Effects of Climate-Related Stressors on Social Behaviour in Fish
  • IAP2-21-386 – Deciphering harmful algal blooms in UK inland waters
  • IAP2-21-387 – The record of planetary differentiation preserved in sulphide
  • IAP2-21-388 – A Changing Climate, A Changing Arctic: Investigating biogeochemical cycling in the Canadian High Arctic
  • IAP2-21-389 – Sevan Wonders: Building the geochronological framework for the Lake Sevan (Armenia) sedimentary archives
  • IAP2-21-390 – How does co-infection influence parasite virulence?
  • IAP2-21-391 – Using a biological time machine to dissect evolution in Chernobyl
  • IAP2-21-392 – Quantifying the Synergies and Trade-Offs of Nature Based Solutions between flood management and biodiversity restoration
  • IAP2-21-393 – Hedging your Bets: Ecosystem Service Provision of Hedgrows in UK agricultural landscapes
  • IAP2-21-394 – Dating Nam Co: Development of a Multi-Method Chronology for a Central Tibetan Lake Core Spanning the Last Glacial Cycle
  • IAP2-21-395 – Exploring the tectono-magnetic evolution of Mesoproterozoic giant sill and dyke complexes
  • IAP2-21-396 – Air quality and greenhouse gases: Perceptions and Measurements in rural dwellings and schools
  • IAP2-21-397 – Microbial thiocyanate biodegradation: an unexplored nexus for the sulphur, nitrogen and carbon biogeochemical cycles
  • IAP2-21-398 – Investigating the geomicrobiology of mercury methylation in northern peatlands
  • IAP2-21-399 – Considering the ecomorphology of Plio-Pleistocene cercopithecids in eastern Africa
  • IAP-21-400 – High precision radioisotopic dating of terrestrial impact craters
  • IAP2-21-402 – Monitoring coastal vegetation dynamics from space
  • IAP2-21-401 – Evolution of the Archean crust: insights from the geochronology of the Lewisian of Scotland
  • IAP2-20-040 – Rivers on ice: do supraglacial streams evolve like bedrock rivers?
  • IAP2-20-048 – Epigenetics of local adaptation
  • IAP2-20-054 – Transforming fractures – coupling deformation, heat and fluid flow within the Earth’s evolving oceanic lithosphere
  • IAP2-20-057 – Citizen science and the ecology of garden birds and mammals
  • IAP2-20-162 – Controls on 20th century ice shelf dynamics in northeast Greenland
  • IAP2-19-018 – Mud Volcanoes as windows to subduction zone processes; slab devolatilisation and mantle serpentinisation in the Mariana forearc
  • IAP2-19-079 – Structural Inheritance in active and ancient extensional regimes