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  Conservation genomics of endangered bird species in zoos (OOSTERHOUTUENV20ARIES)
  Prof C Van Oosterhout, Dr D Bell, Dr S Tollington
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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BACKGROUND. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) produces the Red List that classifies species’ extinction risks.
  E4 DTP - Conservation genomic management for endangered species breeding programmes
  Dr R Ogden, Prof J Hickey
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Genomic data has potential to improve retention of genetic diversity in wildlife conservation breeding programmes. This project combines theoretical models with empirical data to develop novel approaches in conservation genetics.
  The influence of agency and engagement with animals on conservation and welfare education in zoos
  Dr K Jensen, Dr S Shulltz
Applications accepted all year round

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A defining role of zoos and museums is to educate visitors about animal welfare and conservation. One important aspect for the educational value of zoos and museums is the emotional connections visitors form.
  Conservation genomic management for endangered species breeding programmes
  Dr R Ogden, Dr G Gorjanc, Prof J Hickey, Dr E Humble
Application Deadline: 9 January 2020

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Background. Ex-situ management, including captive breeding, plays a vital role in the conservation of endangered and threatened species (McGowan et al., 2017).
  Wildlife conservation: Dormouse conservation in upland forests - Fully-funded PhD Studentship in Biosciences
  Prof R McDonald
Application Deadline: 6 December 2019

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About the project. The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship on hazel dormouse conservation.
  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.
  Genetic rescue and the conservation of small populations (SPURGINUBIO20ARIES)
  Dr L Spurgin, Prof M Gage, Dr J Gilroy
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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This studentship will address the question of whether small populations can be “genetically rescued”. The student will carry out replicated and controlled genetic rescue experiments to determine the extent and conditions under which immigration improves population performance in the wild.
  Competitive PhD scholarship opportunities at the School of Anthropology and Conservation (SAC)

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The. School. has an international reputation for the. research. of its academic staff, many of whom are leaders in their respective fields.
  Next generation conservation genetics at sea: detecting and conserving adaptive potential
  Prof AR Hoelzel, Dr P Berggren
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Background. There is a long tradition in conservation genetics of using neutral genetic markers to assess demographic patterns and processes relevant to conservation.
  Sustainable Wildlife Management: Socio-Economics Drivers & Implications of Conservation
  Dr M Bozzola, Dr J Houghton
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Wildlife conservation of endangered species has been a growing concern all over the world, as human populations grow and their need for space and resources multiplies.
  Biodiversity, biogeography, conservation and restoration of isolated inselberg vegetation in the dry biomes of Latin America. PhD in Geography (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Prof T Pennington
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Prof Toby Pennington, Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  After the gold rush: vertebrate communities in abandoned gold mines and implications for restoration
  Dr J Bicknell, Dr M Struebig, Prof Z Davies
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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Deadline. 7th January 2020. Contact. Dr Jake Bicknell. https://www.kent.ac.uk/anthropology-conservation/people/982/bicknell-jake.
  Developing a conservation strategy for rare Senecio cambrensis (Welsh ragwort), the only truly endemic plant of Wales
  Prof S Hiscock, Dr S Harris
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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https://www.plants.ox.ac.uk/people/simon-hiscock. The Welsh ragwort Senecio cambrensis is the only truly endemic plant of Wales.
  Using zoos to protect climate change threatened taxa and to understand species traits for wildlife tourism
  Dr S G Willis
Application Deadline: 10 December 2019

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Background. Modern zoos have multiple objectives including public recreation and education, and aiding ex situ species conservation; the latter being increasingly important.
  Social impacts of decision-making processes under wildlife conservation conflicts in Scotland
  Research Group: Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG)
  Dr H Wheeler, Dr N Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG), Global Sustainability Institute (GSI). https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/applied-ecology.
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