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Zoology / Animal Science (NERC) PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  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.
  NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship: Adaptations of Antarctic penguins in a rapidly changing environment
  Dr J Younger
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (GW4+ DTP).
  NERC GW4+ DTP PhD studentship: Multi-trait evolution in host-parasite systems
  Dr B Ashby
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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This project is one of a number that are in competition for funding from the NERC Great Western Four+ Doctoral Training Partnership (GW4+ DTP).
  Predicting the dynamics of community biomass and size distributions in freshwater communities exposed to long-term warming. PhD in Biosciences (NERC FRESH)
  Dr G Yvon-Durocher
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Lead supervisor. Prof Gabriel Yvon-Durocher, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  Biologging marine predators in the UK and overseas. PhD in Biosciences (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr M Witt
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Matthew Witt, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Ecology and evolution of the earliest terrestrial animals. PhD in Biosciences (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr X Ma
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr. Xiaoya Ma, Department of Biosciences, Centre for Ecology & Conservation, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Investment decisions in grey squirrels: the role of future discounting and executive control. PhD in Psychology (NERC GW4+ DTP)
  Dr L Leaver
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr. Lisa Leaver, Department of Psychology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. Additional Supervisors.
  Resistance Evolution in Response to Emerging Wildlife Disease. PhD in Biosciences (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr B Tschirren
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Barbara Tschirren, Department of Biosciences, Centre for Ecology and Conservation, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  The form and function of dynamic courtship displays in bowerbirds. PhD in Biosciences (NERC GW4 + DTP)
  Dr L Kelley
Application Deadline: 6 January 2020

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Lead Supervisor. Dr Laura Kelley, Department of Biosciences, Centre for Ecology & Conservation, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  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).
  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.
  Antibiotic exposure impacts on fish health in natural freshwaters. PhD in Biosciences (NERC FRESH)
  Prof C R Tyler
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Lead supervisor. Professor Charles Tyler, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  Using physiology to generate novel control measures and management strategies for ectoparasite outbreaks in freshwater trout fisheries. PhD in Biosciences (NERC FRESH)
  Prof R W Wilson
Application Deadline: 16 December 2019

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Lead Supervisor. Professor Rod Wilson, Department of Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
  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.
  Could heatwave impacts through reproduction damage insect populations? (GAGEUBIO20ARIES)
  Prof M Gage, Dr L Spurgin, Dr A Franco, Dr I Bedford
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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BACKGROUND. Earth’s climate is changing, and heatwaves are becoming more frequent and extreme. Biodiversity is responding to these changes by shifting ranges, declining and going extinct, but the proximate driving mechanisms still remain poorly understood.
  Impact of tropical selective logging on avian feeding interactions
  Dr D Edwards, Prof T A Burke, Dr J Hodgson
Application Deadline: 8 January 2020

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Over 400 million hectares of tropical forest -- an area the size of the European Union -- are designated for selective logging. More sustainable practices to manage timber extraction are possible if we understand the biodiversity impacts of logging.
  Managing the Impact of Recovering Mobile Predators on Endangered Birds Through Prey Switching: A Field Experiment in a Habitat Restoration Landscape in the Cairngorms
  Prof X Lambin, Dr A Payo-Payo, Dr C Sutherland, Mr K Kortland
Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

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The restoration of ecosystems is being implemented in large areas in Scotland with the goal of reinstating lost biodiversity and ecosystem functions.
  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.
  Epigenetic mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity and the evolution of adaptive responses
  Dr R Hager, Prof J McInerney
Applications accepted all year round

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We now live in a world of rapidly changing environmental conditions where species will need to adapt or perish. While populations may evolve in response to environmental change, more rapid responses may happen through processes like phenotypic plasticity.
  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).
  Competitive PhD scholarship opportunities at the School of Anthropology and Conservation (SAC)

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The. School. has an international reputation for the. research. of its academic staff, many of whom are leaders in their respective fields.
  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.
  Conservation genomics of the European Polecat (DIPALMAUEI20ARIES)
  Prof F Di Palma
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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The European polecat is a medium-sized carnivore found across much of the United Kingdom. Once persecuted and found only in unmanaged forests of central Wales, it is now widespread across much of its former range.
  Conservation genomics of the European Polecat (DIPALMAUEI20ARIES)
  Prof F Di Palma, Dr G Etherington
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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The European polecat is a medium-sized carnivore found across much of the United Kingdom. Once persecuted and found only in unmanaged forests of central Wales, it is now widespread across much of its former range.
  The ageing bee: how does sociality affect ageing in social animals? (BOURKEUBIO20ARIES)
  Prof A Bourke, Dr A Maklakov, Prof T Chapman
Application Deadline: 7 January 2020

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SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND. Explaining patterns of ageing in organisms is essential for both our scientific understanding of the diversity of life histories and our ability to manipulate them in beneficial ways.
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