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University of York, Department of Biology Ecology & Conservation PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 14 University of York, Department of Biology Ecology & Conservation PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Ants as ecosystem engineers: the interaction between niche construction and land management
  Dr EJH Robinson, Dr K Redeker, Dr C Hawke
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious student to develop an exciting. project that will use applied field experiments to quantify the relationship.
  Developing phage therapy to control plant pathogenic bacteria in the rhizosphere microbiome
  Dr V Friman
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Plant pathogenic bacteria cause considerable economic losses to food production systems. The main reason for this is that hardly any effective control methods exist to mitigate this damage.
  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-.
  Ecological and evolutionary interactions in insect symbiont communities
  Dr J Ferrari
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Most organisms host bacterial symbionts, which can substantially affect the biology of their hosts. For example, they can alter the host’s nutrition, reproduction, immunity and protect the host from environmental stresses.
  Ecological communities in a changing environment
  Prof C Dytham, Dr M van der Woude, Dr A J Wood
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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In an era of rapid environmental change predicting the future of ecological communities is vital if mitigation or adaptation is to be successful.
  Evolutionary acceleration in the Anthropocene
  Dr K Dasmahapatra, Prof C Thomas
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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A PhD position is available to investigate whether rates of evolution, hybridisation and speciation have been accelerating during the Anthropocene.
  Examining climate change impacts on tropical butterflies
  Prof J K Hill, Dr I Kitching, Dr C Beale, Dr NJB Isaac
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Climate change is resulting in many species shifting their ranges, altering. community composition at sites as some species colonise and other go.
  How does soil microbial diversity impact upon above-ground drought tolerance in plants?
  Dr A Hodge, Dr J Ferrari, Prof J Gray
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Microbes perform several key roles in soils including in the supply of many. nutrients through the degradation of soil organic matter, and can contribute to.
  Landscapes for the conservation of the Giant Ibis in Cambodia
  Dr C Beale, Dr K Arnold
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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BACKGROUND. The Giant Ibis is a critically endangered species of. bird, now restricted to a small population scattered across the.
  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.
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