PhD Studentships

PhD Studentships: Ada F. Eslava

PhD Student Ada Eslava (2020-2023) (Supervisor(s): Anne Magurran (University of St Andrews), Amy Deacon (University of the West Indies, St. Augustine) and Indar Ramnarine (University of the West Indies, St. Augustine)) Biodiversity Change in Fish Communities: Integrating Taxonomic, Phylogenetic and Functional Diversity   Freshwater fish are among the most vulnerable organisms on the planet due […]

PhD Studentships: Can the gut microbiome support fish health? Chris Payne

Chris Payne Stirling University (supervisors: Mags Crumlish and Simon Mackenzie) 2016-19 Can the gut microbiome support fish health? The intestinal environment of vertebrate animals is colonised by a complex microbial community, termed the microbiome. In fish, this community is extremely diverse and made up of more than one trillion bacteria/g of intestinal contents. Recent meta-analysis […]

PhD Studentships: “Population Genomics and Molecular Evolution in Salmonids” Kevin Schneider

Kevin Schneider University of Glasgow (supervisors: Kathryn Elmer and Colin Adams) 2016-19 Thesis Title: “Population Genomics and Molecular Evolution in Salmonids” Some groups of salmonids, such as charr and whitefish, repeatedly and rapidly diversified into co-occurring ecomorphs in various lake habitats. This diversification potential has, at least to some degree, a genetic basis. Using transcriptome […]

PhD Studentships: Social behaviour of the Archer fish (Toxotes spp.) Nick Jones

Nick Jones University of St Andrews (supervisors: Luke Rendell and Mike Webster) 2015-2018 My PhD focuses on the social behaviour of Archer fish (Toxotes spp.) and their learning. Renowned for their ability to shoot down terrestrial prey by ‘shooting’ jets of water at them archer fish may be capable of using social information from conspecifics […]

PhD Studentships: Transgenerational effects of chronic maternal stress experience in sticklebacks Agnieszka Magierecka

Agnieszka Magierecka University of Glasgow (supervisors: Neil Metcalfe and Kath Sloman) 2015-2018 The effects of environmental stressors on organisms have been extensively studied in a wide range of phyla, including mammals, birds and fish. It has also been shown that environmental stress experienced by mothers may affect the phenotype and behaviour of their future offspring. […]

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