This is a 4 year BBSRC studentship under the Newcastle-Liverpool-Durham DTP. The successful applicant will receive research costs, tuition fees and stipend (£15,009 for 2019-20). The PhD will start in October 2020. Applicants should have, or be expecting to receive, a 2.1 Hons degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. EU candidates must have been resident in the UK for 3 years in order to receive full support. Please note, there are 2 stages to the application process.
Climate change alters beneficial crop-microbe-invertebrate interactions. 2019 BioRxiv:709089
Community genetic interactions mediate indirect ecological effects between a parasitoid wasp and rhizobacteria. 2010. Ecology 91:1563-1568
Effect of plant chemical variation and mutualistic ants on the local population genetic structure of an aphid herbivore. 2019. J Anim Ecol 88:1089-1099
Chemotypic variation in terpenes emitted from storage pools influences early aphid colonisation on tansy. 2016. Scientific Reports 6:38087
Additive effects of plant chemotype, mutualistic ants and predators on aphid performance and survival. 2019. Functional Ecology 33:139-151
Metabotype variation in a field population of tansy plants influences aphid host selection. 2018. Plant Cell and Environment 41:2791-2805
Reduce pests, enhance production: Benefits of intercropping at high densities for okra farmers in Cameroon. 2017. Pest Management Science 73:2017-2027
Induced expression of defence-related genes in barley is specific to aphid genotype. 2016. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 117:672-685
Effects of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes on the protective microbiome of insects - a review. 2019. Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata 167:2-13
The effect of plant within-species variation on aphid ecology. 2016. In Biology and Ecology of Aphids. CRC Press.