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Modelling maternal effects

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  • Full or part time
    Prof R Hoyle
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)
    Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

Project Description

Maternal effects can be described as the effects of a mother’s phenotype on her offspring’s phenotype through pathways other than direct genetic transmission, for example through epigenetic changes in the DNA, resource transmission in the womb, or behavioural responses to offspring behaviour. The aim of this project is to develop quantitative genetics and/or individual-based models of the evolution of maternal effects, for example, in response to environmental change and/or in spatially heterogeneous environments.

Funding Notes

Prospective candidates are required to apply for this studentship by applying for the MPhil/PhD in Mathematics using the University of Southampton on-line application system. A copy of the on-line application form and guidance notes can be found at the following website: http://www.soton.ac.uk/postgraduate/pgstudy/howdoiapplypg.html

The studentship will cover tuition fees for UK/EU applicants and also provide a stipend for UK applicants.

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