This theme considers that changes are happening at every level of ­­life: small changes that occur within a single individual, localised changes that affect a finite population or landscape, or global climate change which impacts every aspect of life on our planet. These changes present their own challenges and to address them, researchers are trying to study every changing aspect within our seas, land, and skies – even venturing into space to find answers. This conference will showcase research within each of these biomes, whilst also exploring the connections between them. This research is not only connecting ecosystems, but also disciplines, within the fields of environmental and climate science. 

  • What? This conference brings together PhD students, supervisors, and researchers from our DTPs, along with external partners, to explore and celebrate all your fascinating research. We urge and encourage all of you to engage in this conference and connect with a growing network of early career researchers. 

  • Where? This year our conference is being held IN PERSON at the University of Surrey! There will be a virtual conference platform as well for those who are joining with us online.

  • When? 1st–2nd September 2021: the conference is held over two days with an overnight stay and plenty of social activities to balance out our wonderful programme of speakers.

  • Who can join? The conference is organized by students from the Doctoral Training Partnerships (SSCP DTP, NERC DTP and SCENARIO) for DTP students. Come along and get connected!

  • How to join? We will soon be releasing further information about registration and abstract submission, so keep an eye on your emails.

SSCP DTP partners are the Imperial College London, British Geological Survey, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Royal Botanical Gardens (Kew), RAL Space, Natural History Museum, and Zoological Society of London.

London NERC DTP partners are the University College LondonBirkbeck University of LondonKing’s College LondonQueen Mary University of LondonRoyal Holloway University of LondonBrunel University LondonInstitute of Zoology and the Natural History Museum.

SCENARIO students are hosted by the University of Reading, University of Surrey, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the British Geological Survey and the Institute of Zoology.