This multi-disciplinary studentship will investigate how the plume dynamics of sex pheromone signals released by moths are attenuated by vegetation and the effects that this has on moth mate searching and ecology.
Global change is predicted to result in both rapidly changing environments and dramatic changes in disease outbreaks. Key to predicting winners and losers under the nexus of infection and global change is any mismatch between hosts and pathogens in their thermal tolerances and adaptive potential.
Lead supervisor. Dr Tamas Szekely, Milner Centre for Evolution, University of Bath, email. [email protected] Co-supervisors. (1) Dr Ben Ashby, Dept of Mathematics, (2) Dr Richard James, Dept of Physics.