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  Microplastics as conduits of flame retardants in birds feeding on landfills
  Dr M Abdallah, Dr S J Reynolds
Applications accepted all year round
There is increasing evidence of widespread ingestion of plastics by birds, mistaking it for food, during foraging. The demonstrated effects of plastic ingestion by birds include.
  Microplastics as conduits of flame retardants in birds feeding on landfills
  Dr M Abdallah, Dr S. J Reynolds
Application Deadline: 21 January 2019
There is increasing evidence of widespread ingestion of plastics by birds, mistaking it for food, during foraging. The demonstrated effects of plastic ingestion by birds include.
  SCENARIO: Roles of woodland birds in the transmission of emerging tree diseases
  Dr G Barrett, Dr R Broughton, Dr K Schönrogge, Prof R W Jackson
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Ecologically important tree species in the UK are facing increased threats from invasive pests and pathogens, spurred on by climate change and globalization.
  The role of camouflage in the survival and conservation of ground-nesting birds
  Dr J Troscianko
Application Deadline: 7 January 2019
This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (GW4+ DTP).
  The Effect of Electromagnetic noise on the orientation of migratory birds
  Dr R Holland
Application Deadline: 27 January 2019
Animals face many challenges as increased urbanisation impacts their ability to survive and reproduce. Nowhere is this more evident than in migratory birds.
  How birds got their colours
  Prof R M Sibly, Prof M Pagel
Application Deadline: 16 January 2019
Male birds are often brightly coloured and their plumage colour patterns tend to be specific to a species, often varying considerably even among closely related species.
  Climate impacts on terrestrial nomadic birds of the Australian interior
  Dr S G Willis, Dr R Fuller
Application Deadline: 11 January 2019
Background. Australia experienced during 2010-11 rainfall of a scale and intensity that was unprecedented in recorded history, driven by the strongest La Niňa weather pattern since 1917.
  Dynamics of flocking in birds: the role of individual recognition and social learning
  Dr S Portugal, Dr E Leadbeater
Application Deadline: 15 February 2019
Many birds travel in flocks comprising many individuals. During flights, decisions have to be made about who leads and follows, who is positioned where in the flock, and who you want to be flying beside.
  Testing the trade-off between somatic maintenance and reproductive investment as driver of ageing with long-lived predator owls facing variable environmental conditions.
  Prof X Lambin
Applications accepted all year round
How many offspring to produce, how often to reproduce and over how many years are key life history traits that describe the rate of living of organisms [1].
  NERC GW4+ DTP PhD Studentship: Evolution and genomics of mortality and senescence in tetrapods
  Dr A Urrutia
Application Deadline: 7 January 2019
This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (GW4+ DTP).
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