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  How does serotonin affect sexual behaviour in fish?
  Dr D Joyce
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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There is a possible role for serotonin in the sand-castle building behaviour of cichlid fishes, behaviour carried out by males to attract females.
  The role of serotonin in crayfish anti-predatory behaviour and dominance
  Dr T Breithaupt
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Serotonin is involved in anxiety-like behaviour as well as in dominance fights in crayfish. Anxiety-like behaviour can be elicited by a stressful experience such as exposure to chemical predation cues or intraspecific fight experience.
  Quantifying the relative importance of extrinsic and intrinsic drivers of individual behaviour and habitat use of hefted sheep on a biodiverse but fragile upland ecosystem
  Dr S D Twiss, Dr R Baxter
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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The unenclosed upland areas of the UK are internationally important for wildlife and of high nature conservation value. However, these fragile habitats are subject to various threats including the impacts of climate change, atmospheric pollution deposition, acid rain and grazing pressures.
  Social behaviour and population biology in birds
  Prof B J Hatchwell
Applications accepted all year round

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Life on earth is fundamentally dependent on cooperative interactions among biological units. These social interactions may take the form of cooperation among genes or cells within organisms, between individuals within cooperative societies, or, in human societies, cooperation at an international or global scale.
  The behaviour and ecology of wild seabirds.
  Prof T Guilford
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Merton College are seeking outstanding applicants for a DPhil scholarship to conduct research at the Department of Zoology on the behaviour and ecology of wild seabirds in the Oxford Navigation Group (OxNav) under the supervision of Professor Tim Guilford.
  PhD in Evolution and Behaviour: exploring the connection between how organisms have evolved and how they behave
  Dr C Voigt
Applications accepted all year round

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The connection between how organisms have evolved and how they behave is a fundamental principle of biology. It can show us why organisms are the way they are, and answer deep questions about the diversity of life on earth.
  Numerical and experimental investigations of compressive behaviour of FRP-confined waste-containing concrete columns
  Dr G Gong, Dr J Xia, Dr L Di Sarno
Applications accepted all year round

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Prosperous construction industry causes enormous carbon-dioxide emission and demolished building wastes which have significant negative environmental impacts.
  Biologging marine predators in the UK and overseas. PhD in Biosciences (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr M Witt
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Matthew Witt, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Time, light and sound: nocturnal predators in landscapes of the anthropocene
  Dr D Dominoni, Dr M Bogdanova
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Urbanisation is one of the most pervasive forms of habitat change. More than half of the world’s human population now resides in urban areas, and urban land cover is projected to triple between 2000 and 2030.
  The impact of social relationships on crop-raiding in male African savannah elephants
  Dr D Franks, Dr J Bro-Jorgensen, Dr K Evans
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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BACKGROUND. In contrast to the well-studied social relations in matriarchal groups, the social relations governing bull behaviour is poorly understood in elephants.
  EASTBIO: Live fast, die young: testing the mechanisms linking risk-taking behaviour to the rate of ageing in a wild bird.
  Dr P Bize, Prof K Spencer
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Supervisors. Dr Pierre Bize (University of Aberdeen). http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sbs/people/profiles/pierre.bize. Professor Karen Spencer (University of St.
  Optimising behaviour change initiatives for food waste prevention
  Prof A Longo, Prof G Hutchinson
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Project details. Annually, an estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food for human consumption is wasted worldwide, or one third of total food production.
  Do plants always have to behave that way? Understanding the evolution of root behaviour and its effects on fitness in flowering plants on Mount Etna, Sicily
  Dr J Bridle, Prof C S Grierson
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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A fundamental issue in biology is understanding how.
  EASTBIO Aging and social behaviour
  Research Group: Institute of Evolutionary Biology
  Dr P Smiseth, Dr J Moorad
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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Aging is associated with a gradual deterioration of health and function in humans, other animals, and plants. Most current research focuses on how aging affects those individuals who do the aging.
  Ecology and behaviour of urban wildlife
  Dr P J Baker
Applications accepted all year round

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The construction and development of urban areas is a relatively recent phenomenon. Urbanisation does, however, impose a range of advantages and disadvantages for biological organisms and which can bring them into conflict with humans.
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