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  NERC GW4+ DTP CASE studentship: Diet and Foraging Ecology of Atlantic Storm Petrels: Geographical, temporal, taxonomic and human-mediated variation
  Dr R Thomas, Prof W Symondson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Seabirds are highly sensitive to changes within marine ecosystems. However, most research to date has primarily focused on larger species, typically apex predators.
  Conservation genomics of endangered bird species in zoos (OOSTERHOUTUENV20ARIES)
  Prof C Van Oosterhout, Dr D Bell, Dr S Tollington
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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BACKGROUND. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) produces the Red List that classifies species’ extinction risks.
  Climate impacts on terrestrial nomadic and resident birds of the Australian interior
  Dr S G Willis
Application Deadline: 10 December 2019

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Background. Australia experienced during 2010 and 2011 rainfall of a scale and intensity that was unprecedented in recorded history, driven by the strongest La Niňa weather pattern since 1917.
  GW4 FRESH CDT studentship: Long-term environmental influences on the ecology and conservation of river birds
  Prof S Ormerod, Dr I Vaughan
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Covering less than 1% of Earth’s surface, freshwater ecosystems host around 10% of the Earth’s species and a third of all vertebrates.
  How does supplemental feeding affect demography and reproductive fitness in endangered bird species on Mauritius?
  Prof J Groombridge, Dr J Ewen, Dr S Tollington, Dr C Raisin
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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Deadline. 7th January 2020. Contact. Professor Jim Groombridge. https://www.kent.ac.uk/anthropology-conservation/people/482/groombridge-jim.
  After the gold rush: vertebrate communities in abandoned gold mines and implications for restoration
  Dr J Bicknell, Dr M Struebig, Prof Z Davies
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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Deadline. 7th January 2020. Contact. Dr Jake Bicknell. https://www.kent.ac.uk/anthropology-conservation/people/982/bicknell-jake.
  British mosquito ecology: investigating the role of ecological traits, invasion status, and environmental factors in determining the distribution and seasonality of insect vectors in the UK
  Prof A Callaghan
Applications accepted all year round

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Mosquito-borne diseases cause substantial mortality and morbidity worldwide and are changing in distribution and impact due to globalisation and environmental change.
  Simulating the global avian soundscape now and into the future
  Dr S G Willis
Application Deadline: 10 December 2019

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Background. Despite a relatively good knowledge of the distribution of the world’s birds, our understanding of their population sizes across areas is, at best, fragmentary, and often completely lacking.
  Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

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The University of Kent is proud to be part of the Advanced Research and Innovation in the Environmental Sciences (ARIES) Doctoral Training Partnership which is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
  How does urbanization affect the abundance and diversity of species?
  Prof M D E Fellowes
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD will focus on the influence of human behaviour on the dynamics and behaviour of species in urban and suburban settings. By altering the environment (e.g.
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