Doctoral training with ACCE at the University of Liverpool
The NERC Doctoral Training Partnership ACCE (Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment) is a collaboration between the Universities of Sheffield, Liverpool, and York, and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. ACCE is the only Doctoral Training Partnership in the UK dedicated to ecology, evolution, and conservation.
ACCE has four research foci:
- Securing ecosystem services and environmental resources;
- Predicting and mitigating impacts of climate change;
- Understanding the dynamics of biodiversity;
- Investigating mechanisms of evolutionary change: genes to communities.
In order to address these, we have four cross-cutting training themes:
- Quantitative methods and modelling;
- Omic technologies;
- Field methods;
- Impact: knowledge exchange, business and policy.
Students will also be funded to undertake internships outside of their research project to develop a wider skill set. These internships may be with stakeholders, with business, in education, or in a Policy setting.
Application is now OPEN
The deadline for applications is 9th January 2018, and shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in the week beginning 12th February 2018. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed for only one project from across the ACCE partnership. However, as some projects have much more applicants than others, we encourage applicants to consider applying for more than one project within ACCE in order to maximise their chances of being interviewed.
For more information, or to apply for a project, follow the links below. Information about projects offered by other ACCE partners can be found on the main ACCE website.
ACCE PhD opportunities based at the University of Liverpool
Dr S Barribeau, Dr Z Lewis
Dr M Berenbrink, Dr Speed
Dr A. Betancourt, Dr S. Barribeau, Dr I J. Saccheri, Dr L. Smith
Dr J. Bro-Jorgensen, Dr D. Franks, Prof A. Fenton
Dr S. Cornell, Dr T. Price
Dr J. Hodgson, Dr S. Cornell, Dr H. Crick
Prof G. Hurst, Dr D. Atkinson, Dr C. MacAdam
Prof S. Paterson, Dr M. Brockhurst, Prof A. Fenton
Dr S. Plaistow, Dr M. Marcello
The ecology of a sex-ratio distorting meiotic driver
Dr T. Price, Dr R. Butlin, Dr G. Hurst
Utilizing community ecology to examine environmental niches of Histoplasma capsulatum and explore the significance of the host-environment interface
Dr C. Scantlebury, Prof A J. McCarthy, Dr T. Helgason
Impact of climate change on phenotype and post-release survival of the lobster
Dr L. Sneddon, Dr C. Arnold
Conservation ecology of a re-introduced dormouse population
Prof P. Stockley, Prof J L. Hurst
Body shape, locomotor ecology and the evolution of birds
Dr KT Bates, Dr P Cox
Dr J A Green, Dr F Daunt
Dr N Mieszkowska, Dr T Webb
Dr K Parr, Prof D Atkinson
Prof NJ Williams, Dr Brockhurst