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  Population genomics of insect communities


   School of Biosciences

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  Dr N Nadeau  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

Declines in insect populations and species are arguably one of the most concerning symptoms of the biodiversity crisis, given their importance in underpinning food webs and ecosystem processes. Work in the Nadeau lab uses genomic tools to understand fundamental processes underpinning biodiversity, such as adaptation and speciation, primarily in tropical butterflies. We would be keen to recruit a PhD student, who has or is applying for external funding, and would be interested in working on projects using genomic data to understand levels of variation in insect populations in relation to environmental stressors such as temperature or pesticides. This could either be in understanding genetic variation that contributes to resistance or tolerance to these, or in understanding how genetic variation is being affected or has been affected by these. Projects could involve field work, experimental work and/or laboratory work and would involve bioinformatic analysis of genomic data.

Biological Sciences (4)

Funding Notes

Self-Funded or Students wo have secured external funding only.

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