Genetic rescue and the conservation of small populations (SPURGINUBIO20ARIES)
Dr L Spurgin, Prof M Gage, Dr J Gilroy
7 January 2020
PhD Research Project
PhD Research Projects are advertised opportunities to examine a pre-defined topic or answer a stated research question. Some projects may also provide scope for you to propose your own ideas and approaches.
This studentship will address the question of whether small populations can be “genetically rescued”. The student will carry out replicated and controlled genetic rescue experiments to determine the extent and conditions under which immigration improves population performance in the wild.