Projects for 2021 Entry

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ID Title Lead supervisor Lead Institution CASE / Co-sponsor SCENARIO Themes
SC2021_01 What are the stratospheric windows of opportunity for sub-seasonal forecasts? Andrew Charlton-Perez University of Reading This project has CASE support from RWE NH
SC2021_02 Using environmental DNA (eDNA) to investigate the role of habitat upon the transmission of pollinator disease Lindsay Newbold UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford This project has CASE support from the British Bee Keepers Association AE, CC
SC2021_03 Toward next generation sea ice models: taking the rough with the smooth? Danny Feltham University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office CC
SC2021_04 Decadal climate forecasting for the energy-sector David Brayshaw University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office NH, CC, IS
SC2021_05 A global assessment of functional biodiversity loss in the Anthropocene Manuela Gonzalez-Suarez University of Reading The student will spend three months at University of Tartu, Estonia AE
SC2021_06 Characteristic structures of precipitating clouds over tropical ocean Thorwald Stein University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office NH, CCEO, HC
SC2021_07 Fire-related plant traits and ecosystem recovery Sandy Harrison University of Reading This project has co-funding from the Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires and a placement opportunity at Assimila CC, BC, AE,EO
SC2021_08 Assimilation of future ocean-current measurements from satellites Amos Lawless University of Reading This project has placement opportunities with the Met Office and CERFACS EO
SC2021_09 Complex network approach to improve marine ecosystem modelling and data assimilation Alberto Carrassi University of Reading This project has co-funding from The National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) CC, BC, EO,   AE
SC2021_10 Exploiting the benefits of convective-scale ensemble forecasts Suzanne Gray University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office AEBC, CC, HC
SC2021_11 Microbially induced calcite precipitation in caves: Implications on speleogenesis, climate reconstruction and climate change mitigation Renee Lee University of Reading BC, AE, CC,
SC2021_12 Carbon gain vs water loss – using state-of-the-art simulation models and remote sensing to examine the potential impacts of woodland expansion Anne Verhoef University of Reading This project has CASE support from Forest Research CC, HC, BC,   EO
SC2021_13 Generating and evaluating the next generation of ensemble atmospheric dispersion volcanic ash forecasts Helen Dacre University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office NH
SC2021_14 Nowcasting the risks of wildfire Sandy Harrison University of Reading This project has co-funding from the Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires and a placement opportunity at AXA XL CC, NH,EO
SC2021_15 Understanding the role of rodent niche in dissemination of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance Soon Gweon University of Reading This project has CASE support from Killgerm Chemicals Ltd NH, AE
SC2021_16 The aerodynamics of skyscrapers: tall building clusters and the urban environment Matteo Carpentieri University of Surrey IS, NH, CC
SC2021_17 Drought effects on tree-enemy interactions in temperate woodlands Sophia Gripenberg University of Reading This project has CASE support from Bartlett Tree Experts AE, CC
SC2021_18 Climate Feedbacks through reactive greenhouse gases Bill Collins University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office  CC, BC        EO
SC2021_19 Airborne infection risk in complex urban environments: modelling, mapping and mitigation Zhiwen Luo University of Reading This project has a placement opportunity with the London Climate Change Partnership (Greater London Authority) CC, NH, IS
SC2021_20 Modelling and forecasting the Indian Ocean Dipole Andy Turner University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office CC, NH
SC2021_21 Coatings for Agriculture: Food Security without a Microplastics Problem Peter Roth University of Surrey This project has CASE support from Syngenta BC, CC
SC2021_22 Snowflake dynamics: in the lab, in the atmosphere, in models Chris Westbrook University of Reading This project has a placement opportunity with the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) HC, CCNH,   EO
SC2021_23 Deriving Satellite-Based Soil Moisture Products Over Arid Zones Of The World Keith Morrison University of Reading CC, HC, EO
SC2021_24 Trapped lee waves as a source of low-level drag on the atmosphere Miguel Teixeira University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office CCNH, EO
SC2021_25 A Resilience-based, mobility-driven Decision Support System for Multi-Modal Transport Networks Donya Hajializadeh University of Surrey CC, NH, IS
SC2021_26 Coupled carbon, water and heat fluxes over the global land surface Keith Haines University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office HC, EO, BC
SC2021_27 Understanding cultural drivers in the medicinal use of wild animals: global patterns and lessons for conservation Julie Hawkins University of Reading AE
SC2021_28 Resilience of drinking water supplies in low income countries Kathy Pond University of Surrey This project partners with Kyambogo University, Uganda CC, NH, IS
SC2021_29 Upper tropospheric humidity and climate change Richard Allan University of Reading This project partners with EUMETSAT CC, HC, EO
SC2021_30 Using simple spectral technology to engage farmers in building soil health to enhance environmental outcomes Chris Collins University of Reading This project has co-funding from Affinity Water AE, HC, EO, BC
SC2021_31 Improvement of fog forecasting using atmospheric electricity Keri Nicoll University of Reading NH, EO
SC2021_32 Riverine robots for sampling microplastics in inland waterways Robert Siddall University of Surrey This project has a placement opportunity with Haybeesee HC, EO, BC
SC2021_33 The effect of non-neutral winds on wind power aerodynamics Marco Placidi University of Surrey This project partners with UKRI’s Flexible Funding agreement project “VENTI” IS
SC2021_34 Drivers and variability of Tibetan Plateau Vortices Reinhard Schiemann University of Reading CC, NH, HC
SC2021_35 Past cultural adaptation to abrupt Holocene climate change in the Peruvian Andes Nicholas Branch University of Reading CC
SC2021_36 Understanding risks and optimising anaerobic digestion to minimise pathogen and antimicrobial resistance genes entering the environment Bing Guo University of Surrey BC
SC2021_37 Modelling the forecast frequency of extreme events Liz Stephens University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre NH
SC2021_38 Why do numerical models have so much difficulty predicting elevated convection? Peter Clark University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office NH
SC2021_39 Understand the impact of climate change on compound wind & inland flood risk in North-western Europe Len Shaffrey University of Reading CASE support with the insurance industry to be confirmed NH
SC2021_40 Exploration of Spaceborne Coherent GNSS Reflectometry for High Resolution Hydrological and Ice Observation Raffaella Guida University of Surrey This project has CASE support from Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd HC, CC, NH,   EO
SC2021_41 Acute Oak Decline: Detecting and understanding the tipping points and feedbacks through soil microbial process indicators Liz Shaw University of Reading This project has CASE support from Forest Research AE, HC, BC
SC2021_42 Building damage due to sinkhole formation after high precipitation events Juan Sagaseta University of Surrey CASE funding to be confirmed HC, NH, IS