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  Mate choice, and mate choice copying in cuttlefish
  Research Group: Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC)
  Dr G Cooke, Dr S Mowles
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC) - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/behavioural-ecology.
  Detoxification of diterpene resin acids by the pine weevil (Hylobius abietis)
  Prof J Gershenzon, Prof E. Kothe, Dr A Schmidt
Application Deadline: 24 May 2019

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Background. Many insect species feed on plants containing toxic defense compounds without any apparent negative effects. Since many such insects are important agricultural or forestry pests, scientists have been making intensive efforts to discover how insects can overcome chemical defenses.
  Exploring fish cognition using moveable fish tanks
  Dr A Taylor
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship, based in the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland, to begin in 2019.
  Gastric microbiome, gastric disease and welfare in horses in training
  Research Group: School of Veterinary Medicine
  Dr D Sutton, Dr D McKeegan
Application Deadline: 1 July 2019

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Project Summary. The purpose of this project is to characterise the gastric microbiome of horses in training, and determine its relationship to gastric pathology and quantitative welfare indices.
  Go with your gut, not mine: How does social contact affect individual microbiomes?
  Dr A Bretman, Prof L Collins, Dr X Harrison
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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Humans and other animals play host to an array of microorganisms, including bacteria, which inhabit their guts. This microbial community, or “microbiome”, is now known to perform several functions beneficial to host health, rates of ageing, and lifespan (Vaiserman et al 2017).
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