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Biological & Medical Sciences (insect) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 51 Biological & Medical Sciences (insect) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  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.
  Boundary Effects in Active Matter Systems
  Dr F Ginelli
Applications accepted all year round

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he study of collective properties of active matter is a fast-emerging interdisciplinary research field.
  Sex pheromone metabolism in Coccoidea (PATRONE20DTP1)
  Dr N Patron
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Sex pheromones are substances secreted by animals that elicit powerful attractant effects and mating stimuli on individuals of the same species.
  Examining the interactions between plant-feeding insects and symbiotic fungi
  Prof A Gange
Applications accepted all year round

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“Plants are not discrete entities, but instead are mergers of fungal cells with plant tissues”. This statement implies that every living plant has fungi living within the roots and shoots.
  Biotic and abiotic factors influencing the epidemics of cassava viral diseases in Africa.
  Dr S Bouvaine
Application Deadline: 10 November 2019

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Cassava mosaic begomoviruses (CMVs) (family Geminiviridae) and Cassava brown streak ipomoviruses (CBSIs) (family Potyviridae) are transmitted by whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci species complex) and are causing two of the worst diseases that constrain production of the important staple crop cassava.
  Interactions between agricultural adaptations to climate change and vector-borne disease
  Dr F Hawkes
Application Deadline: 10 November 2019

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This PhD project will explore how proposed and/or practiced agricultural adaptations to climate change in Tanzania may impact on the ecology and biology of insect vectors of disease and, ultimately, disease risk.
  Herbivore and mycorrhizal mediation of carbon cycling in heather moorlands
  Research Group: School of Biology
  Dr S M Sait, Prof K. Field, Prof P Chapman
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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The multiple drivers of environmental change, such as climate change and pollution, have led to widespread negative impacts on ecosystem functioning and services that are critical for human well-being.
  Investigating the effects of fragmentation and environmental change on tropical montane butterflies and moths
  Dr K Peh
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Deforestation is a major threat to biodiversity in South-East Asia where more than 14% of forest cover was lost in the last decade [1].
  Image classification based disease and pest detection in agriculture
  Dr S Chakraborty
Applications accepted all year round

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Developing image clarification models using tools such as Google Tensorflow. The models need to be capable of identifying different diseases and insect infestations in specific crops such as cotton.
  Supporting Healthy Honey Bees Against Varroa and Viruses: a Scientific Understanding for Practical Solutions
  Dr A Bowman, Dr J Sternberg
Applications accepted all year round

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There is an increasing need for insect pollination for crop production worldwide. At the same time, there is a global crisis in honey bee health resulting in a shortage of managed bee colonies to satisfy the growing needs of food production.
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