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  Resistance and susceptibility in interactions between apple and woolly aphids (Ref: CTP_FCR_2019_6)
  Ms F Fernández, Dr G Powell
Application Deadline: 28 February 2019
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC ) have awarded a Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) grant to a consortium led by Berry Gardens Growers Ltd and NIAB EMR.
  Mathematical Methods for Evaluation of Insect Pest Abundance
  Dr N Petrovskaya
Applications accepted all year round
Ecosystems are under pressure due to anthropogenic impact which has increased considerably over the last few decades. This pressure can significantly affect the structure of ecological communities, often enhancing population outbreaks of harmful species.
  Complementary strategies for the sustainable management of an invasive pest in Africa
  Dr G Aradottir, Dr K Wilson
Application Deadline: 27 January 2019
In January 2016, the first reports of a new invasive pest was received in Africa. In less than two years, the new pest – the Fall armworm, Spodoptera frugiperda – had spread to most countries (>30) within-subSaharan Africa (https://youtu.be/4iN7-DmOjwc).
  Complementary strategies for the sustainable management of an invasive pest in Africa
  Dr G Aradottir
Application Deadline: 27 January 2019
In January 2016, the first reports of a new invasive pest was received in Africa. In less than two years, the new pest – the Fall armworm, Spodoptera frugiperda – had spread to most countries (>30) within-subSaharan Africa (https://youtu.be/4iN7-DmOjwc).
  Transferability of plant pest models
  Dr S Parnell, Dr K Yates
Application Deadline: 22 February 2019
The studentship is supported by the University of Salford and DEFRA. Academic Supervisor. Professor Stephen Parnell. Academic Co-Supervisor.
  Crop pollination, pest regulation and soil management: Ecological intensification for sustainable food production
  Dr M Garratt, Dr T Breeze
Applications accepted all year round
Growing populations are placing an ever-increasing demand on agricultural systems to provide sufficient foods, particularly in the developing world.
  Host preferences & biocontrol of variegated tortoise beetle in New Zealand eucalypt forestry
  Dr T Murray
Applications accepted all year round
New Zealand has an expanding eucalypt forestry industry with a focus on sustainable production of naturally durable timber that does not require chemical treatment for in-ground use.
  Molecular genetic characterization of Drosophila reproductive behaviours for exploitation in insect population control
  Research Group: BBSRC MIBTP
  Dr M Soller
Applications accepted all year round
Female reproductive behaviours in most insects profoundly change after mating leading to rejection of courting males and induction of egg laying.
  Landscape diversity underpins sustainable agriculture in sub-saharan africa
  Dr J Storkey
Application Deadline: 27 January 2019
The previous secretary of the United Nations, Kofi Anan, called for a uniquely African green revolution in response to the need to increase productivity while reducing the negative impacts of industrialised agriculture on the environment and societies.
  Landscape diversity underpins sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa
  Dr J Storkey
Application Deadline: 27 January 2019
The previous secretary of the United Nations, Kofi Anan, called for a uniquely African green revolution in response to the need to increase productivity while reducing the negative impacts of industrialised agriculture on the environment and societies.
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