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Candidates are expected to hold (or be about to obtain) a minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in biology/plant science/ecology/soil science. Candidates with experience in plant-soil interactions and agroecosystem ecology are encouraged to apply.
This project has a Band 1 fee. Details of our different fee bands can be found on our website (https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/study/research/fees/). For information on how to apply for this project, please visit the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health Doctoral Academy website (https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/study/research/apply/).
Informal enquiries may be made directly to the primary supervisor.
Gilbert L & Johnson D (2015) Plant-mediated ‘apparent effects’ between mycorrhiza and insect herbivores. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 26, 100-105.
Johnson D (2015) Priorities for research on priority effects. New Phytologist 205, 1375-1377.
Johnson D & Gilbert L (2015) Inter-plant signalling through hyphal networks. New Phytologist 205, 1448-1453. DOI: 10.1111/nph.13115
Babikova Z, Johnson D, Bruce TJA, Pickett JA & Gilbert L (2013) Underground allies: how and why do mycelial networks help plants defend themselves? BioEssays 36, 21-26. doi/10.1002/bies.201300092/pdf
Babikova Z, Gilbert L, Bruce TJA, Birkett M, Caulfield JC, Woodcock C, Pickett JA & Johnson D (2013) Underground signals carried through common mycelial networks warn neighbouring plants of aphid attack. Ecology Letters 16, 835-843. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12115.