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Phosphorus mobilization and speciation in modern hot springs as analogues for life’s earliest habitats

Using metal isotopic compositions to track near surface hydrologic cycling of anthropogenic inputs in North East England

When priority marine habitats clash; the impact of community ecology on conservation policy

Extratropical Continental Heatwaves in a Changing Climate

Evolutionary Consequences of Artificial Light at Night

Structural Inheritance in active and ancient extensional regimes

Drivers of life history complexity in the world’s longest living algae

Deep beneath the Ice: Seismic Imaging of the Antarctic mantle

Beavers and climate change mitigation in freshwater systems

Understanding the role of mosquito vectors in food webs of African birds and bats

Shrubification in a changing High Arctic

The fate of biofouled microplastics in the ocean

Modelling the Impacts of Climate Change on Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Climate-changing volcanic eruptions from magma source to ice core archives: a sulfur isotope perspective

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.

Considering the ecomorphology of Plio-Pleistocene cercopithecids in eastern Africa

Tracking past sea-level change In Western Scotland with a novel multi-proxy approach

Epigenetics of local adaptation

‘The Daily Grind’: Tectonically driven oxidant production in the hot subsubsurface biosphere

Mud Volcanoes as windows to subduction zone processes; slab devolatilisation and mantle serpentinisation in the Mariana forearc

How big and how often? Reconstructing the megathrust earthquake history of the Semidi section, Alaska-Aleutian Subduction Zone, USA

Convergence or cryptic evolution? The origins of the cephalopod body plan

Past ocean oxygen and pH changes

The Shackleton Range of East Antarctica: unravelling a complex geological history via an integrated geochronological, geochemical and geophysical approach

Holocene climate change in the southern Caucasus: reconstructing climate variability from the sediments of Lake Sevan

Quantifying the Synergies and Trade-Offs of Nature Based Solutions between flood management and biodiversity restoration

‘Manure trading’: a novel socio-economic lever to promote effective diffuse pollution management in agricultural catchments?

Healthy peat microbiota

Subside down: improving global patterns of vertical land motion

Rivers on ice: do supraglacial streams evolve like bedrock rivers?

Use of molecular and isotopic signatures to inform foraging ecology and conservation needs for beaked whales in the NE Atlantic

Does form follow function in aquatic ecosystems?

Bioremediation of perfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS)

Delivering food from forests: integrating understanding across trees, fungi and soils to raise speciality crops in forest plantations

Blue carbon co-benefits in a changing world

Controls on 20th century ice shelf dynamics in northeast Greenland.

What makes tits hoard food? Environmental regulation of food hoarding in titmice.

How does submarine melting affect marine-terminating glaciers?

Impacts of reforestation on rodent community composition, contact networks, and zoonotic pathogens

Melting glaciers: Downstream impacts

Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures: Evaluating Biodiversity in polar areas (Antarctica and Arctic)

The impact of light pollution on ecosystem services and human well-being

The relationship between diamond formation and subduction zone plate tectonics

Citizen science and the ecology of garden birds and mammals

Ice sheet – ocean interactions in northeast Greenland: the role of ocean warming on ice stream stability

Hedging your Bets: Ecosystem Service Provision of Hedgrows in UK agricultural landscapes

It’s green light for algae! The molecular secrets of green light mediated growth

Temporal ecology in the Anthropocene

Importance of trophodynamics and functional traits in the structure of macrobenthic Southern Ocean shelf communities under methane seepage influence

Drivers of extreme high temperature events over coastal Antarctica

Scaling up Greening the Grey and Eco-engineering Science through partnership with coastal infrastructure asset managers: creating co-benefits for science and operational practice.

  • 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
  • IAP2-21-267 – Hazard cascades initiated by landslides sourced above glaciers and glacial lakes
  • 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