Climate Change and Crop Pests
We’re looking for a PhD student to work with the University of Exeter, the Eden Project, CABI, and CEH on climate change and invasive crop pests and diseases. We want to know when climate governs these species distributions, and when other factors are more important. This will help understand and manage the spread of pests and diseases in some of the poorest parts of the world.
If you don’t know about it, Cornwall’s Eden Project is a global garden housed in biomes that nestle in a crater the size of 30 football pitches. Inside the biomes you can wander through a rainforest and the Mediterranean. The student will work with Eden on their forthcoming display on the microscopic world. CABI is an international NGO that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. CEH is the UK’s world-class research organisation studying land and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere.
As well as working with Regan, Eden, CABI, and CEH, you’ll be part of the FABio research group. We meet biweekly to discuss the latest scientific research in the field, share the research we’ve done recently, practice talks, and work on professional development, like job applications. There is always cake.
More information here: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/?id=2813. Please email r.early @exeter.ac.uk if you want to discuss the project.
The deadline is early January.