This is a competition funded project through the NERC GW4+ DTP. There is a competitive selection process. This studentship will cover fees, stipend and research costs for UK students and UK residents. For more information on eligibility please see: View Website
The candidate will ideally have evidence of fieldwork skills, a knowledge of plant identification and pollinator biology, along with excellent people skills as they will be working with a wide range of people (from academics to landscape architects to the general public).
Baude, M., Kunin, W.E., Boatman, N.D., Conyers, S., Davies, N., Gillespie, M.A.K., Morton, R.D., Smart, S.M. & Memmott, J. (2016) Historical nectar assessment reveals the fall and rise of floral resources in Britain. Nature, 530, 85-88.
Baldock, K.C.R., Goddard, M.A., Hicks, D.M., Kunin, W.E., Mitschunas, N., Osgathorpe, L.M., Potts, S.G., Robertson, K.M., Scott, A.V., Stone, G.N., Vaughan, I.P. & Memmott, J. (2015) Where is the UK's pollinator biodiversity? The importance of urban areas for flower-visiting insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2849
Baldock K.C.R, Goddard, M.A., Hicks, D.M., Kunin, W.E., Mitschunas, N., Osgathorpe, L.M., Potts, S.G., Scott, A.V., Staniczenko, P.P.A., Stone, G.N, Vaugham, I.P. & Memmott J. (accepted) A systems approach reveals urban pollinator hotspots and conservation opportunities, Nature Ecology & Evolution.
Hall DM et al. (2017) The city as a refuge for insect pollinators. Conservation Biology 31:24-29. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12840.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 64.60
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