University of Nottingham: Animal Behaviour and Ecology (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD/Master of Philosophy - MPhil)

InstitutionUniversity of Nottingham
Department School of Life Sciences
Telephone +44 (0) 115 95 14749
Study type Research


Research interests include: effects on host behaviour and life history; maternal effects and selection; phylogeography of avian malaria and other blood-borne parasites; the effect of parasites on endangered species; broad-scale ecological relationships between hosts, parasites and vectors; mating systems and extra-pair copulations in birds; physiological and morphological consequences of sperm competition; sperm-egg interactions in birds; insect sperm competition; structure and dynamics of forest communities; interactions between trees and other organisms; evolution of life histories and mimicry in insects; coevolution between plants and insects (especially in pollination); the importance of habitat fragmentation to populations and conservation; the effects of competition and predation on population dynamics, community structure and diversity; the consequences of individual behaviour for animal populations and communities; the influence of population and community processes on the evolution of animal behaviour; natural selection, variation and microevolution in natural populations.

2 course options

Qualification Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Level RQF Level 8
Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a related subject; or relevant Master's degree. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Location University Park Campus
University of Nottingham

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