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  NERC GW4+ DTP CASE studentship: Competition amongst endemic lizard species on a tropical island (Round Island, Mauritius)
  Prof W Symondson, Dr I Vaughan, Dr P Orozco Ter Wengel
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Round Island, Mauritius, hosts a community of rare endemic lizard species. Their environment was cleared of most vegetation by introduced goats and rabbits (now eliminated).
  Four Year PhD Programme in Epidemiology, Evolution and Control of Infectious Diseases

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Fully funded MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis (MRC GIDA) studentships available for entry in October 2020. Four Year PhD Programme in Epidemiology, Evolution and Control of Infectious Diseases.
  EASTBIO: Holistic approach to internal parasite control on hill and upland sheep farms
  Dr F Kenyon
Application Deadline: 5 January 2020

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This PhD will investigate ways to optimise roundworm and liver fluke control in hill and upland sheep, to address the issue of increased anthelmintic (wormer) resistance in flocks.
  Wellcome Trust funded four-year PhD programme in ‘One Health Models of Disease: Science, Ethics and Society’

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Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, with the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society, is delighted to open applications to the first cohort of students on this new Wellcome Trust funded four-year PhD programme.
  After the gold rush: vertebrate communities in abandoned gold mines and implications for restoration
  Dr J Bicknell, Dr M Struebig, Prof Z Davies
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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Deadline. 7th January 2020. Contact. Dr Jake Bicknell. https://www.kent.ac.uk/anthropology-conservation/people/982/bicknell-jake.
  How does supplemental feeding affect demography and reproductive fitness in endangered bird species on Mauritius?
  Prof J Groombridge, Dr J Ewen, Dr S Tollington, Dr C Raisin
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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Deadline. 7th January 2020. Contact. Professor Jim Groombridge. https://www.kent.ac.uk/anthropology-conservation/people/482/groombridge-jim.
  Patterns and process in population trends of UK herpetofauna
  Dr NJB Isaac, Prof R. Griffiths, Dr J Wilkinson, Dr A Julian
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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Deadline. 7th January 2020. Contact. Dr Nick Isaac. https://www.ceh.ac.uk/staff/nick-isaac. Dr Nick Isaac (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology).
  Evolution of unique cranial morphology and function in lagomorphs: a combined effect of locomotion and mastication?
  Dr A Sharp, Dr N Jeffery, Dr P Cox
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Mammals have evolved diverse craniofacial morphology to adapt to a wide range of ecological niches. However, the factors driving this evolution of different morphologies and functions, and the mechanisms of evolutionary change are not fully understood.
  Moving about a new axis: The role of the backbone in major adaptive radiations of terrestrial vertebrates
  Dr KT Bates, Dr K Jones, Dr P Cox, Dr J Gardiner
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Evolutionary shifts in locomotion underpin major ecological transitions in vertebrates. Our understanding of how key innovations in the locomotor system drive taxonomic and ecological diversity during evolutionary transitions is largely based on the limbs.
  PhD Studentship in Insect-Plant Interactions: Why is there such high diversity of chemical defences?
  Dr M Volf
Application Deadline: 25 December 2019

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We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to join a project exploring plant-herbivore interactions and evolution of host-plant defences in willows.
  The Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) call for PhD Studentship applications 2020

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The Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) offers up to two competitively. awarded and generously funded MPhil/PhD studentships annually.
  Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

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Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows.
  NERC Doctoral Training Programme - Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP)

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) DTP is pleased to announce 14 NERC funded studentships starting in October 2020.
  NERC-funded PhD studentships: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Natural History Museum, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Zoological Society of London

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time.
  NERC-funded PhD studentships: Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London

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The Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet (SSCP) Doctoral Training Partnership integrates six host partners and a number of business and policy sector partners, to offer an exciting programme that trains and inspires the next generation of environmental experts and leaders to tackle some of the toughest challenges of our time.
  Development and application of a multi-component 3-D in vitro model for predictive pharmacokinetics of environmental pharmaceuticals in fish
  Prof C Hogstrand
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Many medicinal drugs end up in the aquatic environment through patient use and the pharmaceutical industry is required to assess their risk to non-target organisms.
  Grazing and disturbance as management tools in coastal wetlands: consequences for soil organic matter, biodiversity and functional resilience
  Dr A Keith, Dr J Millet, Dr R Griffiths
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Reference number. CENTA20-LU20. Start date. 1 October 2020. Closing date. 10 January 2020. Interview date. Week beginning 3 February 2020.
  Nutritional ecology of carnivorous pitcher plants
  Dr J Millet, Dr E Young, Dr L Bittleston
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Reference number. CENTA20-LU9. Start date. 1 October 2020. Closing date. 10 January 2020. Interview date. Week beginning 3 February 2020.
  Waking the “dead”: Evolutionary responses of Daphnia spp. to biophysical disruption in tropical lake systems
  Dr D Ryves, Dr L Orsini
Application Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Application details. Reference number. CENTA20-LU11. Start date. 1 October 2020. Closing date. 10 January 2020. Interview date. Week beginning 3 February 2020.
  4-year PhD studentships in Behaviour Informatics and the multimodal study of behaviour

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Newcastle University is offering five, 4-year PhD studentships in the field of behaviour informatics.
  Interactions between pollinators and people: the effects of garden management and social drivers on urban pollinator communities (Advert reference: RDF20/EE/GES/BALDOCK)
  Dr K Baldock
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Urban expansion is a major threat to global biodiversity, with 70% of the global human population predicted to be urban residents by 2050.
  Are bee viruses driving heritable symbiont success?
  Dr M Gerth, Dr S Thompson, Dr M D Santos-Nunes, Dr A Jones
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Oxford Brookes University. Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,. Department of Biomedical and Medical Sciences. 3 Year, full-time PhD studentship.
  Investigating the genetic and evolutionary mechanisms facilitating the rapid divergence of male genitalia in Drosophila
  Dr M D Santos-Nunes
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Oxford Brookes University. Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,. Department of Biomedical and Medical Sciences. 3 Year, full-time PhD studentship.
  Museum genomics for understanding species decline and extinction
  Dr S Arif, Dr T Shreeve
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Oxford Brookes University. Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,. Department of Biomedical and Medical Sciences. 3 Year, full-time PhD studentship.
  Feline hyperaldosteronism: immunohistochemical, genetic and functional characterisation of the adrenal gland in hypertensive cats
  Prof H Syme, Prof M Brown
Application Deadline: 24 January 2020

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Hypertension is a common problem in geriatric cats, particularly those with renal disease and often results in blindness. Improved understanding of the pathogenesis of feline hypertension could result in earlier identification of those cats that are most at risk, or lead to novel targets for treatment.
  Influenza A virus evolution: Determining the key factors that influence emergence of influenza variants of animal and public health significance
  Dr N Lewis
Application Deadline: 4 January 2020

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Our research aims to understand the complex evolutionary pathways that result in the emergence of influenza virus variants that pose a threat to human and animal health.
  Influenza A virus evolution: Determining the key factors that influence emergence of influenza variants of animal and public health significance
  Dr N Lewis
Application Deadline: 4 January 2020

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Our research aims to understand the complex evolutionary pathways that result in the emergence of influenza virus variants that pose a threat to human and animal health.
  Wellcome Trust Integrated Molecular, Cellular and Translational Biology PhD Training Programme

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The Wellcome Trust Integrated molecular, cellular and translational biology programme combines scientific excellence with a commitment to improving the working environment and transition support for trainees.
  MVLS Doctoral Training Programme Studentships 2020

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 . APPLICATION DEADLINE. 20 JANUARY 2020. Stipend. £15,009 (2019/20 rate). Start Date. 1 October 2020. Fully funded. 3.5 years.
  26 Fully Funded PhD Studentships in Environmental Research NERC

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The NERC Panorama DTP has around 24 fully funded studentships for October 2019 starters to study the science of the Earth's atmosphere and climate, Earth processes and the living world.
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