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  The dynamics of insect biodiversity in novel British landscapes
  Prof C Thomas, Dr H Roy, Dr A Salisbury
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Enrol for a PhD at the University of York to investigate how insect biodiversity is. changing in Britain. You will carry out a mixture of empirical field research,.
  Ants as ecosystem engineers: the interaction between niche construction and land management
  Dr EJH Robinson, Dr K Redeker, Dr C Hawke
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious student to develop an exciting. project that will use applied field experiments to quantify the relationship.
  How does soil microbial diversity impact upon above-ground drought tolerance in plants?
  Dr A Hodge, Dr J Ferrari, Prof J Gray
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Microbes perform several key roles in soils including in the supply of many. nutrients through the degradation of soil organic matter, and can contribute to.
  Examining climate change impacts on tropical butterflies
  Prof J K Hill, Dr I Kitching, Dr C Beale, Dr NJB Isaac
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Climate change is resulting in many species shifting their ranges, altering. community composition at sites as some species colonise and other go.
  Does plant pathogen adaptation in environmental reservoirs and secondary host affect its virulence and risk for transmission?
  Dr V Friman, Prof M Brockhurst, Dr D Jeffares
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Even though opportunistic plant pathogens must survive in various natural. environments during transmission between hosts, this crucial part of their life-.
  The impact of social relationships on crop-raiding in male African savannah elephants
  Dr D Franks, Dr J Bro-Jorgensen, Dr K Evans
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Background. In contrast to the well-studied social relations in matriarchal. groups, the social relations governing bull behaviour is poorly understood in.
  The aphid microbiome: ecological and evolutionary dynamics of multispecies interactions
  Dr J Ferrari, Dr AC Darby
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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All organisms face a multitude of environmental threats and have to. adapt to overcome these challenges. Many insects get help from an.
  The evolution of wing shape and flight in mimetic butterflies
  Dr K Dasmahapatra, Dr N Nadeau, Dr OM McMillan
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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The evolution of flight is one of the main drivers of insect success and. diversification. Wing shape is important for aerodynamic performance, but may.
  Landscapes for the conservation of the Giant Ibis in Cambodia
  Dr C Beale, Dr K Arnold
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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BACKGROUND. The Giant Ibis is a critically endangered species of. bird, now restricted to a small population scattered across the.
  Evolutionary acceleration in the Anthropocene
  Dr K Dasmahapatra, Prof C Thomas
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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A PhD position is available to investigate whether rates of evolution, hybridisation and speciation have been accelerating during the Anthropocene.
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