Desirable: Upper second-class degree (or equivalent experience) in area of Biology AND upper second-class degree (or equivalent experience) in Music or a related area.
Essential: Upper second-class degree in area of Biology and a strong interest in music OR upper second-class degree in Music or a related area and a strong interest in Biology.
Funding: Fees (UK\EU; competitive scholarships are available to waive international fees) plus maintenance at RCUK level (£14,553 pa) - split 25% each from the School of Biology and the Royal Conservatoire with a 50% St Leonard’s Interdisciplinary Scholarship.
Duration: 3.5 or 4 years
Emily L. Doolittle, Bruno Gingras, Dominik M. Endres, and W. Tecumseh Fitch (2014) Overtone-based pitch selection in hermit thrush song: Unexpected convergence with scale construction in human music. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(46): 16616-16621.
Emily Doolittle and Henrik Brumm (2012) O Canto do Uirapuru: Consonant intervals and patterns in the song of the musician wren. Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies 6(1): 55-85.
Emily Dootlittle (2008) Crickets in the Concert Hall: A History of Animals in Western Music. Trans – Revista Trancultural de Música Issue 12.
Hal Whitehead and Luke Rendell (2015) The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins. Chicago University Press.
Ellen C. Garland, Luke Rendell, Luca Lamoni, M. Michael Poole, and Michael J. Noad (2017) Song hybridization events during revolutionary song change provide insights into cultural transmission in humpback whales. PNAS 114 (30) 7822-7829.
Garland, Ellen C. et al. (2011) Dynamic Horizontal Cultural Transmission of Humpback Whale Song at the Ocean Basin Scale Current Biology , Volume 21 , Issue 8 , 687 - 691.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 50.45
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