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Prof R Freckleton Applications accepted all year round Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Our group works on the assessment of species conservation status using data driven approaches. Using databases on species traits, ecology or trends, we using state-of-the-art modelling approaches to make predictions of future conservation status. In recent work we have applied these approaches to predict the conservation statust of data deficient mammals and amphibians, as well as to map global ecological trends. We are interested to hear from applicants who would like to work in this area. An area of focus could be to develop predictions of extinction threat to species that integrate spatial, temporal and phylogenetic data. Training will include statistical modelling, GIS and data handling.

Science Graduate School
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 to learn more.

Funding Notes

Applicants will need to obtain 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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