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Zoology / Animal Science PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in St Andrews

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  Modelling encounters in surveys of unmarked animal populations
  Research Group: Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling
  Prof D Borchers, Dr R Glennie, Dr M Rowcliffe
Applications accepted all year round

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Many wild animal populations are monitored by placing detectors (e.g. cameras or microphones) in a study area and recording encounters with individual animals.
  Biodiversity change in fish communities: integrating taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional diversity
  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
  Prof A E Magurran
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Recent research, much of it led by the University of St Andrews (1, 4, 8), is showing that the world’s ecosystems are being restructured at rates that exceed the predictions of the best ecological theory we have.
  Tool Crafting in New Caledonian Crows
  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
  Prof C Rutz
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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SUMMARY. New Caledonian crows are renowned for their ability to manufacture complex foraging tools from plant materials.
  The co-evolution of hummingbird cognition and hummingbird-pollinated plants
  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
  Prof S Healy
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Animals’ lives are filled with decision-making.
  The genetics of sperm competition in Drosophila pseudoobscura
  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
  Prof MG Ritchie
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Sperm competition is a major source of selection on animal mating systems, and studies of Drosophila have shown that genes expressed in male reproductive tissues are amongst the most rapidly evolving between species.
  Evolution of mimicry: Genetic, morphometric, and functional origins of leaf mimicry in singing insects
  Research Group: Centre for Biological Diversity
  Dr N Bailey
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Mimicry is a remarkable Darwinian adaptation, and bush crickets whose wings resemble plant leaves are among the most spectacular examples of mimicry in the natural world.
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