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  A spatially explicit evaluation of mountain hare-related conservation conflicts in the Cairngorms
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr H Wheeler
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
  GW4 FRESH CDT PhD Studentship: Chemical and ecological effects of combined sewer overflows on rivers
  Prof J Hofman
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Freshwater Biosciences and Sustainability (GW4 FRESH CDT) which is offering up to 14 studentships to start in September 2020.
  Assessing the ecological value and threats to marine protected areas in the Isles of Scilly. PhD in Biosciences (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr K Metcalfe
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Kristian Metcalfe, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Fishing in hot water: are the ecological impacts of trawling exacerbated by climate change?
  Dr L Robinson, Dr M Spencer
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Proactive fisheries management requires understanding of ecological consequences of trawling in warmer seas. While the impacts of bottom trawling and climate change are increasingly well-documented, little is known about how these pressures interact.
  The Ecological and Evolutionary consequences of tropicalisation
  Dr P Fenberg, Dr M Rius
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Climate warming is creating novel ecological communities whereby species compositions and interactions differ from a historical baseline.
  The aphid microbiome: ecological and evolutionary dynamics of multispecies interactions
  Dr J Ferrari, Dr AC Darby
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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All organisms face a multitude of environmental threats and have to. adapt to overcome these challenges. Many insects get help from an.
  Taphonomy of the exceptionally-preserved Cambrian Chengjiang biota, Yunnan Province, China: how fossilization affects ecological and evolutionary interpretations
  Prof S E Gabbott, Prof M Williams
Application Deadline: 21 November 2019

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Project reference. CSE Geol Gabbott 2020. The Early Cambrian Chengjiang biota in Yunnan Province, China preserves the fossilized remains of a diverse and ecologically complex early Cambrian marine ecosystem.
  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.
  Ecological drivers of the evolution of symbiosis
  Prof M Brockhurst, Dr A Beckerman, Prof D Cameron
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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"Symbiosis is common across the tree of life and has played a major role in the evolution of life on earth. Symbiosis is an important source of evolutionary innovation, allowing species to gain new functions and inhabit novel ecological niches, and caused several of the major evolutionary transitions (e.g.
  The evolution of symbiosis - testing the evolutionary theory of ecological conditions driving the emergence of symbioses
  Prof M Brockhurst
Applications accepted all year round

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Symbiosis allows organisms to gain novel functions and exploit new ecological niches through the merger of once independent species.
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