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  Disentangling the drivers of life-history evolution in the wild: Artificial selection meets natural selection in a unique avian island population. PhD in Biosciences (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr E Postma
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Erik Postma, Department of Biosciences, Centre for Ecology and Conservation, College for Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Phenology shifts, gut microbiomes, andfitness consequences in wild birds
  Dr J Schroeder, Dr C Banks-Leite
Application Deadline: 12 December 2019

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This project combines field work with wild birds, some aviary work with the consequences of spring warming. You will learn to handle small animals, conduct quantitative data analyses and (to a limited extend) analyse laboratory data.
  NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship: Adaptations of Antarctic penguins in a rapidly changing environment
  Dr J Younger
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (GW4+ DTP).
  Reducing harm to wildlife from rodent pest control strategies
  Prof J Hurst, Prof P Stockley, Prof R Shore
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. Current strategies to control rodent pests have substantial environmental impact, relying on baits that are highly toxic to vertebrates and attract non-target species such as wood mice, bank voles and field voles.
  Trophic cascades resulting from the re-introduction of island birds
  Dr K C Burns
Applications accepted all year round

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Approximately half of the avifauna of New Zealand has been driven to extinction following the arrival of humans. Most of what remains is restricted to predator-free offshore islands.
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