The evolutionary ecology of dispersal in invading populations (SPURGINUBIO19ARIES)
Dr L Spurgin, Prof M Gage, Dr J Gilroy
8 January 2019
This exciting studentship addresses a fundamental scientific question. how do genes and the environment influence patterns of dispersal within and among populations? Answering this question is essential if we are to manage invasive species and crop pests.
Epigenetic mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity and the evolution of adaptive responses
Division of Evolution & Genomic Sciences
Dr R Hager, Prof J McInerney
Applications accepted all year round
We now live in a world of rapidly changing environmental conditions where species will need to adapt or perish. While populations may evolve in response to environmental change, more rapid responses may happen through processes like phenotypic plasticity.