PhD Opportunities At Liverpool

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:

  1. Securing ecosystem services and environmental resources;
  2. Predicting and mitigating impacts of climate change;
  3. Understanding the dynamics of biodiversity;
  4. Investigating mechanisms of evolutionary change: genes to communities.

In order to address these, we have four cross-cutting training themes:

  1. Quantitative methods and modelling;
  2. Omic technologies;
  3. Field methods;
  4. 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 the academic year starting in October 2018, ACCE projects supervised at Liverpool are available at the Institute of Integrative Biology and School of Environmental Sciences.

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

Institute for Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool

Body shape, locomotor ecology and the evolution of birds
Dr KT Bates, Dr P Cox

School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool

The role of oxygen availability, body shape and habitat in metabolic scaling: a case study across aquatic habitats

Are wintering Red-throated Divers under energetic stress? Moving towards an understanding of the consequences of displacement

Dr J A Green, Dr F Daunt

Thermal tolerance of intertidal species: scaling from organisms to regional responses to environmental change

Dr N Mieszkowska, Dr T Webb

Out of the forest: how termites live inside and outside tropical rainforests

Dr K Parr, Prof D Atkinson

Do environmental or phylogenetic differences in foraging behaviour drive life history differences in seabirds?

The ecology of antimicrobial resistance in wildlife populations

Prof NJ Williams, Dr Brockhurst