Invertebrate communities in hollowing trees
Dr T H Jones, Prof L Boddy
7 January 2019
Background. In standing trees, most decay occurs in the heartwood (heart-rot). The rotted hearts of trees release nutrients for tree growth and provide habitat for assemblages of saproxylic bacteria and fungi, invertebrates and vertebrates.
The evolutionary ecology of dispersal in invading populations (SPURGINUBIO19ARIES)
Dr L Spurgin, Prof M Gage, Dr J Gilroy
8 January 2019
This exciting studentship addresses a fundamental scientific question. how do genes and the environment influence patterns of dispersal within and among populations? Answering this question is essential if we are to manage invasive species and crop pests.
*NERC E4* State-dependent cooperation among parents
Institute of Evolutionary Biology
Dr P Smiseth, Dr J Regan
10 January 2019
Interested individuals must follow the "how to apply" link on the Geosciences E4 Doctoral Training Partnership web page. http://www.ed.ac.uk/e4-dtp/how-to-apply.
Landscape composition and carbon-biodiversity co-benefits in the Tropical Andes
Dr D Edwards, Prof R Freckleton
9 January 2019
Deforestation is a key driver of global climate change and the biodiversity extinction crisis. However, the financial resources available to tackle both issues are limited, indicating an urgent need to identify actions that address them concurrently.