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PhD position in Ecosystem consequences of artificial light at night through insect community changes at the University of Hong Kong

School of Biological Sciences

Applications accepted all year round Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Applications are invited for a PhD in terrestrial ecology, in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, to commence in 2021. The project will involve sampling insect communities to determine response to light pollution, urbanization and their combined effects. Food web interactions and ecosystem processes will be also be quantified.

Applicants should have a strong background in terrestrial ecology with experience in urban ecology, biodiversity and species interactions.

Selection criteria:

• Degree in ecology with strong research component in terrestrial ecology
• Strong academic performance

• Statistical skills
• Tropical field work experience
• Molecular skills
• Plant and insect identification skills
• Written publication record

Applicants from all countries are eligible to apply. The PhD candidate will be based in the Biodiversity and Environmental Change Lab (, in a collaborative project co-supervised by Dr Caroline Dingle ( and Dr Timothy Bonebrake (

Applicants should contact Dr Louise Ashton () with an up-to-date CV and a statement of research experience by the 4th of November. General inquires are welcome year-round.

For information on how to apply see:

Faculty information, funding opportunities and application deadlines:

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