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

PhD opportunities

If you have a funded insect-related or entomology PhD or Masters opportunity please send us the details

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Investigating the habitat and ecological role of Culicoides midges

BBSRC NLD Doctoral Training Partnership: Bartering essential nutrients in animal-microbe symbiosis

BBSRC NLD Doctoral Training Partnership: Targeting nutrient transport in insect pests for the development of novel crop protection tools

Grow or mow? Managing urban grasslands for pollinator conservation and soil ecosystem services

One Planet in Northumbria University, UK
The deadline is 11/01/24

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

Understanding the extinction vortex: inbreeding in haplodiploids

Early life environment changes how organisms age

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

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

Social wasps across Africa: exploring how societies evolve at a continental scale

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

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

Funded PhD – Power games in the wild: the social evolution of dominance

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

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

The Oxford Interdisciplinary Bioscience Doctoral Training Partnership at Oxford Brookes University

Evolutionary responses of insects to the Anthropocene

What shapes microbial symbiont communities in insects?

Biological and environmental control of herbivory by an agricultural insect pest

Rustling up something to eat: investigating predator-plant interactions as indirect drivers of ecosystem services

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

Spatio-temporal drivers of insect biodiversity and conservation

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

How do invertebrate communities recover from pesticide exposure?

The Physiology of Macronutrient-Dependent Immunity in Honeybees

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

Cracking the code of snails to elucidate parasite disease transmission

MScR: Mechanisms of electroreception in insects

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

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

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

Insect movement and migration behaviour and implications for ecosystem function