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Evolution of Reproductive traits - to elucidate the genetic and developmental basis of reproductive failure


Department of Animal and Plant Sciences

About the Project

Sexual selection is underpinned by variation in reproductive success. Our research group studies the mechanisms underpinning this variation, primarily using birds as a model. We aim to elucidate the genetic and developmental basis of reproductive failure, establish how it is maintained across populations despite strong selection for reproductive success, and understand how male and female reproductive traits interact both with each other, and with external environmental pressures. We use a combination of approaches to answer these questions, including laboratory experiments, long-term field studies, quantitative genetics, and bio-imaging, and we have strong interdisciplinary collaborations with researchers in conservation, biophysics, and medical imaging. Our work provides insight into the evolution of reproductive traits, with important implications for animal conservation and fertility research.

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As a PhD student in one of the science departments at the University of Sheffield, you’ll be part of the Science Graduate School. You’ll get access to training opportunities designed to support your career development by helping you gain professional skills that are essential in all areas of science. You’ll be able to learn how to recognise good research and research behaviour, improve your communication abilities and experience the breadth of technologies that are used in academia, industry and many related careers. Visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/sgs to learn more.


Funding Notes

The applicant will need to find funding to cover tuition fees and living expenses

The applicant should have, or expect to gain at least an upper second class degree, or equivalent overseas qualification, in a relevant subject

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