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Marine Biology (behaviour) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Using multibeam sonar to monitor animal behaviour and environmental interactions at marine renewable energy sites
  Dr B Williamson, Prof V Nikora, Dr J Wilson
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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To date, there are 8.5 GW of installed UK offshore wind capacity, and it is estimated 20% of current UK electricity demand could be met with wave and tidal stream sources.
  PhD opportunity in open ocean aquaculture and applied fish physiology and behaviour
  Dr N Herbert
Application Deadline: 1 October 2020

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The New Zealand government has an ambition of reaching $1 billion of sales from aquaculture by 2025, meaning that the $500 million revenue earned in 2018 must be doubled over a relatively short space of time in a country that has limited inshore licenses for aquaculture.
  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.
  The impact of sensory pollution on fish navigation.
  Dr C Newport, Dr T Burt de Perera
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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All animals use senses to gather information. However, sensory systems are not perfect and cannot always detect a clear signal. Interfering external sources can cause ‘sensory pollution’ thereby interrupting normal behaviour.
  QUADRAT DTP CASE: Acoustic detection & characterisation of cod in the north east Atlantic
  Dr P Fernandes, Prof J Dick
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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After decades of overexploitation in the 20th century, most fish stocks in the North east Atlantic are now sustainably fished and showing strong signs of recovery (Fernandes and Cook, 2013).
  Modelling local population dynamics for whale sharks in the Maldives
  Research Group: Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling
  Dr H Worthington
Applications accepted all year round

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Data for this project will be provided by the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme. The broad aim is to further the understanding of the local population dynamics of this enigmatic species.
  Detecting the effect of climate change on animals: how mathematics can help optimise data-gathering efforts
  Dr J Potts, Dr S Patrick
Applications accepted all year round

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Are you a mathematics/statistics graduate, or finalist, with an interest in animal conservation and a desire to use your knowledge to help understand and mitigate against climate change?.
  Algae on a chip – Monitoring and decoding algae signalling
  Dr P Rocha
Application Deadline: 25 March 2020

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Project team. Dr Paulo Rocha, Dr Tom Arnot & Prof Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern. Project enquiries. [email protected] Diatoms are an essential element of the food web of many aquatic ecosystems.
  The Macroecology of Changing Marine Ecosystems
  Dr T Webb
Applications accepted all year round

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The marine environment covers most of our planet, and is vital for food provision, climate regulation, and biodiversity.
  Detecting the effect of climate change on animals: how mathematics can help optimise data-gathering efforts
  Dr J Potts, Dr S Patrick
Applications accepted all year round

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Are you a mathematics/statistics graduate, or finalist, with an. interest in animal conservation and a desire to use your. knowledge to help understand and mitigate against climate.
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