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Our students are recruited to the CDT from a range of academic and professional backgrounds. Scroll through their profiles to find out about them and their Environmental Intelligence research. 


Cohort 1 (2019)

Student PhD Research Supervisors
Liam Berrisford 'The structure and dynamics of future transport infrastructure.' Ronaldo Menezes, Hugo Barbosa and Rocardo Safra de Campos 
Margaret Bolton 'Inter-comparability and consistency of ecological fitness proxies across populations.' Regan Early, Sabina Leonelli and Bram Kuijper 
Ellie Duncan 'Untangling natural aerosol processes in Polar Regions by implementing novel machine learning techniques.' Daniel Partridge, Jonathan Fieldsend, Jim Haywood and Alistair Sellar 
Chris Kerry 'Enforcement, remote sensing, and data science for effective illegal fishing deterrence.' Kristian Melcalfe, Saptarshi Das, Karyn Morrisey, Sam Webber and Tom Letessier 
Timothy Lam  'Quantifying teleconnection pathways leading to Droughts and Wildfires in Indonesian Borneo.' Jennifer Catto, Anna Harper and Rosa Barciela 
Guy Lomax 'Measuring and managing rangeland resilience with remote sensing.' Tom Powell, Tim Lenton, Andrew Cuncliffe and Theo Economou
Joshua Redmond 'Participatory Design for Human Rights Monitoring using Earth Observation Data.' Ernesto Schwartz-Marin, Hugo Barbosa and Ana Beduschi 
Arthur Vandervoort           'In the wake of disaster: analysing gendered mobility patterns by leveraging mobile phone data, data feminism, and justice.' Sabina Leonelli, Karyn Morrissey and Riccardo di Clemente 
Alice Florence Wells                         'Using effusive and explosive volcanic eruptions as natural analogues for solar radiation management strategies and assessing the public opinion of geoengineering.'   Jim Haywood, James Dyke and Daniel Partridge 
Ned Westwood 'Computer assisted classification of political narratives that impede and promote action on climate change.' Travis Coan, Hywel Williams and Saffrom O'Neil 


Cohort 2 (2020)

Student PhD Research Supervisors

Emma Bailey

'Tipping Sustainable Change: Social Dynamics and Contagion.'  Tim Lenton, Hywel Williams and Catherine Butler 
Ian Burton  'The impact of innovation and technology diffusion decarbonisation policy packages on the global economy-energy-environment system.'  Jean Francois Mercure, Femke Nijsse and Sarah Hartley 
Daneen Cowling  'Enhanced erosion and the land-ocean continuum: Assessing the biogeochemical responses to vulnerable landscapes.'  Tim Lenton, Ute Schuster and Jacqueline Christmas  
Kevin Donkers  'Can agroforestry be utilised at scale to meet climate adaptation and mitigation needs of UK agriculture?'  Brett Day and Danny Williamson 
Elizabeth Galloway  'Modelling the impacts of tropical storms in the Philippines using statistical and machine learning approaches.'  Jennifer Catto and Chunbo Luo  
Abhi Navaneethanathan  'Developing ML and statistical models to study global particulate organic carbon fluxes through the data fusion of sparse, heterogeneous and in-situ oceanographic observations.'  Chunbo Luo, Peter Channenor and Sabina Leonelli                                                                                     
Trish Nowak  'Entangling curious reasons for long-range travels of coarse dust particles in lower atmosphere and their impacts on climate, environment and human life.'  Benno Simmons, Stefan Siegert and Andy Augousti (External)
Frederica Poznansky  'Soundscapes in Tropical Landscapes.'  Frank Van Veen and Saptarshi Das 
Monty Sant  'Ocean abosorption and storage of anthropogenic carbon.'  Andrew Watson and Peter Challenor
Sara Sjosten 

'How can drastic changes in the Earth system in deep time help us understand how current ecosystems may respond to further human perturbation? How much more human disturbance can ecosystems tolerate before they collapse?' 

Tim Lenton and Peter Roopnarine (External) 
Nicola Wilson  'How can digital technologies help upscale and finance blue carbon?'  Chris Laing, Bob Brewin, Rudy Arthur and Sarah Hartley  


Cohort 3 (2021)

Student PhD Research Supervisors
Cesar Angeles Ruiz    TBC  
Manju Bura TBC  
Jake Curry TBC  
Ben Fitkov-Norris TBC  
Ellie Fox TBC  
Jonathan Growcott TBC  
Owain Harris TBC  
Tom Hogger Gadsby TBC  
Emily Robinson TBC  
Nathanael Sheehan TBC