Ants as ecosystem engineers – Using ants to promote biodiversity, University of York (UK)

Deadline: 15 JANUARY 2020

Supervisors: Dr Elva Robinson, University of York, Dr Kelly Redeker, University of York, Carl Hawke, The National Trust.
Application Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2021

We are looking for an enthusiastic student to develop a PhD project using field experiments to quantify the relationship between meadow ants and management regimes, and how these together affect biodiversity and soil function. The ideal candidate will enjoy interacting with both academics and stakeholders and will want to apply their scientific training to an important applied question.

More information about the project available at:

Funding Notes:
This project is part of the ACCE NERC Doctoral Training Programme in Ecology and Evolution. Appointed candidates will be fully-funded for 3.5 years. The funding includes:
Tax-free annual UKRI stipend (£15,285 for 2020/21)
UK tuition fees (£4,473 for 2021/22)
Research support and training charges (RSTC)

International candidates (including EU) will be considered however they will need to have adequate funds to meet the difference in tuition fees. International tuition fees for 2021 entry are £22,250.

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