Project Description

A full project description can be found on Find a PhD. Please see below for additional information about this project.

Essential skills

  • Good Bachelor’s degree (2.1. and higher) in relevant subject area (e.g. Zoology, Biology, Ecology, Animal Behaviour)

Desirable skills

  • Master’s degree in relevant subject area
  • Experience of laboratory work with invertebrates

 

Photo by Natalie Pilakouta.

Supervisors

Natalie Pilakouta

Primary Supervisor:

Profile: Natalie Pilakouta
Email: natalie.pilakouta@abdn.ac.uk
Institution: University of Aberdeen
Department/School: School of Biological Sciences

Isabella Capellini

Secondary Supervisor:

Profile: Isabella Capellini
Email: I.Capellini@qub.ac.uk
Institution: Queen's University, Belfast
Department/School: School of Biological Sciences

Ashish Malik

Additional Supervisor:

Profile: Ashish Malik
Email: ashish.malik@abdn.ac.uk
Institution: University of Aberdeen
Department/School: School of Biological Sciences

Additional Supervisor:

Dr Sheena Cotter, University of Lincoln, https://staff.lincoln.ac.uk/scotter

Proposed Supervision

The student will be based primarily at the University of Aberdeen under the supervision of Dr Natalie Pilakouta, who is an evolutionary biologist and behavioural ecologist. The student will also be co-supervised by Dr Isabella Capellini at Queen’s University Belfast and Dr Ashish Malik at the University of Aberdeen.

Proposed Timetable

Year 1
Research training, design and plan experiments, start experimental work for Aim 1

Year 2
Complete experimental work for Aim 1, start experimental work for Aim 2, data analysis, dissertation writing

Year 3
Complete experimental work for Aim 2, data analysis, dissertation writing

Year 4
Complete data analysis and dissertation writing

QUADRAT Themes

  • biodiversity
  • earth-systems
  • environmental-management

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