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  NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship: Adaptations of Antarctic penguins in a rapidly changing environment
  Dr J Younger
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (GW4+ DTP).
  Impacts of fishing-induced changes in forage fish school structure on African penguin foraging
  Research Group: Scottish Oceans Institute
  Prof A Brierley
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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This PhD will examine African penguin – fish school interactions using a combination of acoustic survey and biologging off Robben and Dassen Islands, South Africa.
  Penguin propulsion mechanics in underwater swimming
  Dr B Parslew, Dr K Smith, Prof W Sellers
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Type

Penguins are highly adapted for both efficient cruising and rapid manoeuvring during underwater locomotion. From a biomechanical perspective some progress has been made into understanding the fluid dynamics surrounding their morphology, including the potential role of bubbles in reducing drag.
  The changing nature of Antarctic food webs
  Dr E O'Gorman, Dr S Hill, Dr M Taylor, Dr P Hollyman
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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Scientific background. Marine ecosystems around Antarctica are characterised by high numbers of penguins, seals, whales, and their common prey, krill.
  Arctic and Antarctic ocean fluorescence: Towards a new view of the health and structure of the living polar oceans. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr R Brewin
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Robert Brewin, Departmenr of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
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