the long and winding road Credit Sharon Repton
the long and winding road Credit Sharon Repton

PhD opportunities

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The impact of artificial light at night on optimal foraging, trophic networks and ecosystem services

ONEPlanet in Newcastle University, UK
The deadline is 11/01/24

Early life environment changes how organisms age

Understanding the extinction vortex: inbreeding in haplodiploids

Effect of plant host resistance on virus populations of barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) and their transmissibility by aphids

Exploring nature’s pharmacy for pollinator health

The role of trees in maintaining biodiversity resilience and habitat connectivity in agricultural landscapes

Quantifying animal personality to explain the biodiversity patterns of mountain ants in southern Africa

The Butterfly Effect: Tracing Genomic Changes in UK Lepidoptera through time

NERC ACCE DTP BIOLOGY project: Predicting the invasion success of microbial symbionts in novel environments

ACCE DTP Studentship – Native versus non-native: selection of tree species for a sustainable urban forest

ACCE DTP Studentship – Impacts of plant and pest identities on the functionality of mycorrhizal networks

ACCE DTP Studentship – The genetic basis of adaptation to altitude in Heliconius butterflies

Fully Funded NERC ACCE DTP BIOLOGY project: Living walls for climate sustainability and biodiversity in urban spaces

White Rose BBSRC DTP: Do plant scents make sense? Investigating tissue-specific scent production in plants

White Rose BBSRC DTP: Killer flies: sensory physiology and flight control of an aerial predatory insect

What shapes microbial symbiont communities in insects?

Evolutionary responses of insects to the Anthropocene

Biological and environmental control of herbivory by an agricultural insect pest

Funded PhD – From genes to food webs: insect interactions with plants and mammals in tropical forest landscapes

Non-target impacts of biological control: what are the ecological consequences of releasing a non-native parasitoid wasp in the UK?

Non-target impacts of biological control: what are the ecological consequences of releasing a non-native parasitoid wasp in the UK?

EASTBIO The evolution of asexuality in a beneficial insect.

EASTBIO – Insects in our food supply chain: Waste upcycling and circularity potential

SRUC in Scotland, UK
The deadline is 27/11/23

EASTBIO Host-pathogen ubiquitin dynamics in malaria transmission stages

EASTBIO: Time flies when you are having fun: changes in cellular expression during Drosophila development

EASTBIO Insertion and deletion variants: linking biological impact to evolutionary fate

EASTBIO: Molecular interplay in plant-aphid-virus interactions

Using a comparative approach to determine the sub-lethal effects of pesticide exposure on non-target butterflies and moths

EASTBIO – Insect communities: measuring nutritional robustness across agricultural landscapes

SRUC in Scotland, UK
The deadline is 27/11/23

EASTBIO – Microbe-associated heterosis in barley

SRUC in Scotland
The deadline is 27/11/23

Understanding the mechanisms of flea beetle resistance in white mustard (WELLS_J24CASE)

Maturation of expanded learning and memory circuits

Soil biodiversity function in enhancement of tree establishment and growth in urban settings.

Pigs vs AI: Can we use machine learning, as a substitute for human taphonomic facilities, to map and predict taphonomic change?

Fully-funded studentship – Developing novel spatio-temporal models for large citizen science data sets

Structural Biology (cryo-EM) aiming to investigate disease-related protein complexes involved in cell signaling

Can exotic tree species support biodiversity and ecosystem services in a warming world?

How do invertebrate communities recover from pesticide exposure?

MScR: Mechanisms of electroreception in insects

Cracking the code of snails to elucidate parasite disease transmission

The Physiology of Macronutrient-Dependent Immunity in Honeybees

Molecular genetic characterization of Drosophila reproductive behaviours for exploitation in insect population control

Fully funded PhD on the aerodynamics of moth flight in rainfall, to protect NZ from invasive species

Spatio-temporal drivers of insect biodiversity and conservation

Molecular mechanism of innate immunity mediated by the Toll/IL1 receptor signalling pathways

Insect movement and migration behaviour and implications for ecosystem function