Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sheffield’s wildlife on tv

City centre – Kingfishers, dippers and harvestmen, etc

on Wednesday’s Autumn Watch – 51 minutes in =

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b080y5l2/autumnwatch-2016-episode-3


http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/evnn3d/live/c8p6v2

2 funded PhDs on Seychelles warblers

Individual variation in reproductive success in the cooperatively breeding Seychelles warbler

Biomarkers of senescence in the Seychelles warbler

PhD opportunity – Sheffield; Evolutionary dynamics of the avian sex chromosomes

Alison Wright, a NERC fellow coming to Sheffield in Jan 2017, has this PhD opportunity advertised. Details are here – AlisonWrightPhDAdvert. It’s a great opportunity to work with a rising star.

Upcoming PhD opportunity…

… on wildcat genetics in association with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, University of Bristol, University of Cardiff and the National Museum of Scotland.

http://nercgw4plus.ac.uk/project/determining-levels-of-hybridisation-and-introgression-in-the-scottish-wildcat-implications-for-conservation/

Timetable: http://nercgw4plus.ac.uk/phd-projects/2017-projects/

The project will best suit someone with a strong quantitative/ population genetics background and an interest in applying this to conservation management.

For more information, contact Dr Helen Senn hsenn@rzss.org.uk or Prof Mark Beaumont m.beaumont@bristol.ac.uk