GPRG collaborate on new White Rose Consortium Studentship Network focused on sustainable agriculture

The GPRG have jointly been jointly awarded a White Rose Consortium Studentship Network with the universities of Leeds and York to undertake research on sustainable agriculture. The network, named BioSAS (Sustainable Agriculture: BIOchemical-physical-biological function of Sludge in Agriculture Soils), will fund 3 PhD studentships on the following topics : (i) Effects of sludge-rainfall interactions on soil quality and crop production, (ii) Earthworms and water drainage – impacts of floods and sewage sludge amendments, and (iii) Microbiological and geochemical response of sludge amended soils to extreme weather. Each studentship is co-supervised by two of the host universities in the network, offering excellent multidisciplinary training in this rapidly developing field. The studentships will start in October 2016. Click here (http://www.biosas.co.uk/) for further details.