Shorebirds (plovers, sandpipers and allies) exhibit high diversity of mating systems and parenting. My reserarch group investigates the ecolutionary causes and conservational implications of this diversity. Our team uses cutting edge approaches in behaviour, ecology and evolution, and we adop vaiety of techniques in spatial analyses, phylogenetic methods and genetics/genomics. We carry out research in dozens of locations worldwide including Arctic and tropics, and we are collaborating with an international network of scientists and students.
We seek motivated and bright students interested in behaviour and evolution. The project provides excellent training opportunities in field biology, ecology and phylogenetic analyses. We are especially keen on talking to students with good quantitative skills (including modelling and statistics) and keen birdwatchers.
The student will be based at Milner Centre for Evolution at University of Bath - an internationally leading institute of evolutionary science.
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