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  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.
  Flocking dynamics in birds : the role of personality and experience
  Dr S Portugal
Applications accepted all year round

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Many birds travel in flocks comprising many individuals. During flights, decisions have to be made about who leads and follows, and who is positioned where in the flock.
  *EASTBIO* Building for a changing world: how do breeding birds respond to temperature variation?
  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
  Prof S Healy, Prof S Meddle
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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BBSRC Thematic Group. Frontier Bioscience. It may seem obvious that a bird’s nest plays an important role in reproduction. For example, the eggs or young in a nest that is exposed to predators, in a nest that gets too wet or too cold or is too loosely attached to a branch are unlikely to survive.
  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.
  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.
  NERC-funded PhD studentships: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Natural History Museum, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Zoological Society of London

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time.
  PhD in the Diversification of Life - Generating Novel Datasets to Examine Species Form Variety
  Dr G Thomas
Applications accepted all year round

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Understanding how and why the diversity of life on earth varies through time and geographic space is one of the fundamental underpinnings of evolutionary and conservation biology.
  The evolution and genetics of sexual dimorphism
  Dr A Wright, Prof J Slate, Prof S Paterson
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Males and females of the same species are often subject to very different selection pressures and can show major differences in morphology, behaviour and life history.
  Is the Arctic an engine of phenotypic and cultural diversity?
  Dr J Drury, Dr S Street
Application Deadline: 11 January 2020

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The latitudinal diversity gradient, a pattern of high species richness in tropical regions relative to temperate regions, is one of the most striking patterns of present-day biodiversity.
  The Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) call for PhD Studentship applications 2020

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The Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) offers up to two competitively. awarded and generously funded MPhil/PhD studentships annually.
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