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  EASTBIO Growing on the edge: The genomic basis of coastal adaptation in eyebrights (Euphrasia)
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr A Twyford, Prof R Ennos
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Local adaptation enables plant populations to survive in extremely harsh environments. Coastal habitats present a suite of challenging conditions with plants exposed to drying oceanic salt spray and osmotically stressful high salinity soils.
  Does phenotypic plasticity help or hinder rapid adaptation?
  Dr S J Plaistow, Prof J Hill, Dr V Oostra
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Anthropogenic stress is altering our planet at an unprecedented rate and has major implications for global biodiversity, health and the economy.
  EASTBIO: Evolution of dispersal and host plant adaptation during range expansion in the global crop pest seed beetle Callosobruchus maculatus
  Dr G Bocedi, Dr L Lancaster, Prof MG Ritchie
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Greta Bocedi (University of Aberdeen). https://www.abdn.ac.uk/people/greta.bocedi. Dr Lesley Lancaster (University of Aberdeen).
  *EASTBIO* Adaptation in Exploratory Processes
  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
  Prof K N Laland, Prof G Ruxton
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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BBSRC Thematic Group. Frontier Bioscience. Organisms often respond to new challenges through ‘exploratory mechanisms’ (Gerhart & Kirschner, 1997), which are complex developmental systems that operate by generating variation (i.e.
  Does plant pathogen adaptation in environmental reservoirs and secondary host affect its virulence and risk for transmission?
  Dr V Friman, Prof M Brockhurst, Dr D Jeffares
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Even though opportunistic plant pathogens must survive in various natural. environments during transmission between hosts, this crucial part of their life-.
  Modelling the evolution of adaptive responses to climate change across spatial landscapes
  Prof R Hoyle, Dr O Razgour, Dr M Chapman
Application Deadline: 3 January 2020

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Project Rationale. Through increasing periods of drought, higher temperatures and extreme events, future climate change will introduce new selection pressures on species.
  “Plant plasticity and local adaptation to new pollinators after range expansion“
  Dr M Castellanos
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Background. Organisms can often rapidly adapt to changing environments. To understand this process, we need to study the potential of populations for rapid genetic responses and the contribution of other mechanisms, such as phenotypic plasticity.
  Enhancing Fairtrade farmers’ resilience to environmental change
  Dr A Tallontire, Prof L Stringer
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Agricultural production across the globe is being affected by multiple environmental challenges, the most important of which include climate change, biodiversity loss and land degradation (Reed and Stringer, 2016).
  Genomics of rapid adaptation: the expansion and evolution of the invasive common myna and common starling in New Zealand
  Dr A Santure
Application Deadline: 6 December 2019

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A PhD scholarship, funded by a New Zealand Royal Society Marsden Fund Grant, is available with Dr Anna Santure and Dr Annabel Whibley in the School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  *EASTBIO* What promotes rapid convergent adaptation under extreme selection? A population genomics approach in silent Hawaiian crickets
  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
  Dr N Bailey
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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BBSRC Thematic Group. Frontier Bioscience. PROJECT GOALS. Whether and how organisms adapt to extreme environmental selection pressures often determines population and species fates.
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