Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD to commence in October 2019. The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Business and Law, and will be supervised by Dr Zahra Murad, Dr Wolfgang Luhan and Dr Joe Cox.
All animals can tailor their morphology, physiology and behaviour (their 'phenotype') to changing environmental conditions. This phenotypic plasticity entails a reinterpretation of an animal's genetic information.
All animals can tailor their phenotype to the environmental conditions they experience during their lifetime. Such phenotypic plasticity typically entails coordinated changes in morphology, physiology and behaviour.
Social behavioural difficulties are commonly reported by individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). One of the leading theories suggests that these difficulties are brought about by a reduced reward response to social stimuli, i.e.
Dr S D Twiss, Dr R Baxter, Dr M Morecroft, Mr M Furness
18 January 2019
The unenclosed upland areas of the UK are internationally important for wildlife and of high nature conservation value. However, these fragile habitats are subject to various threats including the impacts of climate change, atmospheric pollution deposition, acid rain and grazing pressures.