Fully funded studentships cover: (i) a stipend at the UKRI rate (at least £14,777 per annum for 2019-2020), (ii) research costs, and (iii) tuition fees. Studentship(s) are available to UK and EU students who meet the UK residency requirements.
This PhD project is part of the NERC funded Doctoral Training Partnership “ACCE” (Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment View Website. ACCE is a partnership between the Universities of Sheffield, Liverpool, York, CEH, and NHM.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview to take place at the University of Sheffield the w/c 11th February 2019.
Adams MJ, Robinson MR, Mannarelli ME & Hatchwell BJ (2015). Social Genetic and social environment effects on parental and helper care in a cooperatively breeding bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 282: 20150689.
Bebbington K & Hatchwell BJ (2016) Coordination of parental provisioning behavior is associated with enhanced food delivery rate and increased reproductive success in a passerine bird. Behavioral Ecology 27: 652-659.
Green J, Freckleton RP & Hatchwell BJ (2016). Variation in helper investment among cooperatively breeding bird species is consistent with Hamilton’s rule. Nature Communications 10.1038/ncomms12663.
Khwaja N, Preston SAJ, Hatchwell BJ, Briskie JV, Winney IS & Savage JL (2017). Flexibility but no coordination of visits in provisioning riflemen (Acanthisitta chloris). Animal Behaviour 125, 25-31.