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  The genomics of natural selection
  Dr K Zeng, Prof J Slate
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Adaptation is the process in which organisms become better suited to the. environment, in order to survive and thrive. Identifying genomic regions involved in this process is key to understanding the genetic basis of adaptation.
  The Genomic Basis of Life History in a Natural Population
  Prof T A Burke, Prof J Slate
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Traits that have more influence on an individual’s fitness are known to be under stronger selection and to have lower heritabilities.
  Ecological drivers and consequences of lateral gene transfers in plants
  Dr P A Christin, Prof J D Scholes
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Lateral gene transfers (LGT) are widespread in prokaryotes, where they allow the spread of adaptations among distinct species. More recently, LGT have also been reported among multicelullar eukaryotes, such as plants.
  The evolution and genetics of sexual dimorphism
  Dr A Wright, Prof J Slate, Prof S Paterson
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Males and females of the same species are often subject to very different selection pressures and can show major differences in morphology, behaviour and life history.
  The Nonesuch lagerstätten: an insight into the origins of terrestrial biodiversity and the second carbon-cycle
  Dr C H Wellman, Prof P Strother, Dr P Kenrick
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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This project will investigate a newly discovered lagerstätten that provides an unparalleled insight into life on land one billion years ago.
  Ecological drivers of the evolution of symbiosis
  Prof M Brockhurst, Dr A Beckerman, Prof D Cameron
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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"Symbiosis is common across the tree of life and has played a major role in the evolution of life on earth. Symbiosis is an important source of evolutionary innovation, allowing species to gain new functions and inhabit novel ecological niches, and caused several of the major evolutionary transitions (e.g.
  Incest and insects: How plant sex affects herbivores and pollinators
  Dr S Campbell, Prof M T Siva-jothy
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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A long-standing paradigm in ecology and evolutionary biology suggests that the immense diversity of insects has been driven by adaptation to the defences of the plants they feed on.
  PhD in population genetics
  Dr K Zeng
Applications accepted all year round

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Our research combines theoretical development and empirical data analysis. In particular, we are interested in developing new methods for analyzing DNA sequence data, and applying them to real datasets.
  PhD in evolutionary genetics
  Prof J Slate
Applications accepted all year round

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Our group integrates genomics approaches and tools with ecological data collected from long-term studies of vertebrates. We aim to understand how genetic variation is maintained and how evolutionary change occurs.
  The genetics/genomics of adaptive evolutionary change
  Dr N Nadeau
Applications accepted all year round

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The basic process of evolution by natural selection involves genetic changes that confer an advantage in survival or reproduction.
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