• University of Tasmania Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of Cambridge Featured PhD Programmes
  • University of Pennsylvania Featured PhD Programmes
  • Staffordshire University Featured PhD Programmes
  • Aberdeen University Featured PhD Programmes
University of Liverpool Featured PhD Programmes
EPSRC Featured PhD Programmes
University of Leeds Featured PhD Programmes
Imperial College London Featured PhD Programmes
University of Tasmania Featured PhD Programmes

Forensic acarology: the importance of mites in forensic investigations

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Forensic acarology: the utility/contribution of mites in criminal investigations, in illegal trade, in cases of human and animal neglect, etc. We are interested in investigating the role of mites in the process of decomposition of corpses and carcasses in different environments.

Keywords: acari, entomology, forensics, crime, CSI, biology, neglect, abuse, death, PMI, post-mortem, insects, mite

Funding Notes

This is for self-funded students, students that have already found sponsorship or can fund themselves for a 3 or 4 years PhD studentship.

References

Mašán P., M.A. Perotti, M.I. Saloña-­‐Bordas and H. R. Braig. 2013. Proctolaelaps euserratus, an ecologically unusual melicharid mite (Acari, Mesostigmata) associated with animal and human decomposition. Experimental and Applied Acarology, doi:10.1007/s10493-­‐013-­‐9710-­‐x
Perotti M.A., H.R Braig and L.M. Goff. 2010. Phoretic mites and carcasses. In Current Concepts in Forensic Entomology: Novel Arthropods, Environments and Geographical Regions. Ed. by J. Amendt, C.P. Campobasso, M. Grassberger, and M.L. Goff. Springer, NY.
Frost, C., H. Braig, J. Amends and M.A. Perotti. 2010. Indoor arthropods of forensic importance. In Current Concepts in Forensic Entomology: Novel Arthropods, Environments and Geographical Regions. Ed. by J. Amendt, C.P. Campobasso, M. Grassberger, and M.L. Goff. Springer, NY.
Perotti, M.A. and H.R. Braig. 2009. Acarology in crimino-legal investigations: the human acarofauna during life and death. In Forensic Entomology: The utility of arthropods in legal investigations. Ed. by J.H. Byrd and J.L. Castner. CRC. NY
Perotti, M.A., L.M. Goff, A.S. Baker, B.D. Turner and H.R. Braig. 2009. Forensic acarology. Experimental & Applied Acarology, 49:3-13.
Perotti M.A. 2009. Mégnin re-analised: the case of the newborn baby girl, Paris, 1878. Experimental & Applied Acarology. 49:37-44
Braig H.R and M.A. Perotti. 2009. Carcasses and mites. Experimental & Applied Acarology. 49:45-84.
Perotti M.A. and H.R. Braig. 2009. Phoretic mites associated with animal and human decomposition. Experimental & Applied Acarology. 49:85-124.

Email Now

Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X