NERC-funded PhD studentships: Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London
The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspire the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time.
NERC GW4 FRESH CDT - The electric ecology of freshwater habitats
Prof D Robert, Prof M Genner
17 December 2018
Essential to all biomes, freshwater is put under pressure by urbanisation and human populations, by demands of intensive agriculture, and various damages incurred through anthropogenic pollution.
How common are heritable microbes, and why?
Dr SJ Cornell, Prof G Hurst
9 January 2019
Heritable endosymbionts are extremely common, being observed in around 30% of all arthropod species. Their pervasiveness is very puzzling from an evolutionary perspective, because any host species represents a dead end to a symbiont that is only transmitted vertically (i.e.