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. […]

PhD Studentships: Differential Susceptibility to Copper in Wild Populations of Three-Spined Stickback (GASTEROSTEUS ACULEATUS)

Lauren Laing University of Exeter Supervisor(s): Eduarda Santos & Rod Wilson Most aquatic environments in the UK and worldwide have been affected by anthropogenic environmental stressors. Such stressors vary from chemical pollution to habitat fragmentation and to changes in abiotic parameters such as temperature and dissolved oxygen or carbon dioxide. Populations of fish inhabiting these […]

PhD Studentships: Fish Ecology of Mesophotic Coral Reef Ecosystems

Dominic Andradi-Brown University of Oxford Supervisor(s): Alex Rogers (Oxford) and Dan Exton (Operation Wallacea) Mesophotic coral reef ecosystems (MCE) occur in tropical regions extending from 30 m to the limit of the photic zone, c. 150 m. These reefs are often connected to shallow coral reef ecosystems, where it is suggested they provide an important […]

PhD Studentships: Assessing and predicting the impacts of non-native fish parasites: From Hosts to Ecosystems

Josie Pegg Bournemouth University Supervisor(s): Robert Britton and Demetra Andreou The global introduction rate of freshwater fish has doubled in the last thirty years, primarily through fish movements in the aquaculture industry. When fish are moved from their natural range and introduced into a new range, they are likely to be host to a number […]

PhD Studentships: The effects of Different Beta-Glucans on fish microflora: Immunomodulation and disease protection

Sarah Harris Keele University Supervisor(s): Dave Hoole, Mark Skidmore and Dieter Steinhagen There is ever increasing pressure on fish populations to meet the demands placed on them both as a food source and an economic commodity. Aquaculture plays a significant role in reducing the need to rely on wild populations, thus helping species that have […]

PhD Studentships: Reef Structural Complexity and the Dwindling Habitat for Diverse Caribbean Fish Communities

Charlie Dryden Newcastle University Supervisor(s): Nick Polunin & Steve Newman Scleractinian corals are ‘ecosystem engineers’, providing most of the foundations of the coral reef ecosystem, specifically creating a three-dimensional physical habitat and micro-climatic conditions for a plethora of species and ecosystem services. Corals act as a refuge from predators, provide habitat surfaces for prey and […]

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