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PREDICTS Project: Land-Use Change Doesn’t Impact All Biodiversity Equally

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:17:53 +0000

Humans are destroying, degrading and depleting our tropical forests at an alarming rate. Every minute, an area of Amazonian rainforest equivalent to 50 football pitches is cleared of its trees, vegetation and wildlife. Across the globe, tropical and sub-tropical forests are being cut down to make way for expanding towns and cities, for agricultural land […]

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Calculated Risks: Foraging and Predator Avoidance in Rodents

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:07:08 +0000

Finding food is one of the most important tasks for any animal – most animal activity is focused on this job. But finding food usually involves some risks – leaving the safety of your burrow or nest to go out into a dangerous world full of predators, disease and natural hazards. Animals should therefore be […]

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Applying Metabolic Scaling Laws to Predicting Extinction Risk

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:32:49 +0000

The Earth is warming. That much were are now certain of. A major challenge for scientists hoping to ameliorate the effect of this on biodiversity is to predict how temperature increases will affect populations. Predicting the responses of species living in complex ecosystems and heterogenous environments is a difficult task, but one starting point is […]

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The Importance of Size in the Evolution of Complexity in Ants

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:14:37 +0000

Ants are amongst the most abundant and successful species on Earth. They live in complex, cooperative societies, construct elaborate homes and exhibit many of the hallmarks of our own society. Some ants farm crops, others tend livestock. Many species have a major impact on the ecosystems they live in, dispersing seeds, consuming huge quantities of […]

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Understanding Catfish Colonisation and Diversification in The Great African Lakes

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:29:42 +0000

Why some regions or habitats contain vast, diverse communities of species, whilst others contain only relatively few species, continues to be the subject of scientific research attempting to understand the processes and conditions that allow and adaptive radiation. The Great African Lakes exist as freshwater ‘islands’, with spectacularly high levels of biodiversity and endemism. They […]

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Post-Graduate


The Department has a thriving postgraduate programme. It recruits 15-20 PhD students per annum from a variety of sources including Research Councils, Charity, UCL schemes and a number of inter-disciplinary centres across UCL. There are more than 100 postgraduate students working in the department for MSc, MRes and PhD research degrees. The Department is closely associated with a number of Doctoral Training Centres: CoMPLEX (Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology), LIDo (BBSRC London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme) and the London NERC Doctoral Training Programme:

Details of how to apply, funding and scholarships are found within the individual programme links below, and through the main Biosciences homepage.

Taught Masters (MSc)

The Department runs and contributes to full-time Taught Masters courses run over 12 months leading to an MSc.  The Taught Masters Programme allows students to gather further specialised training before embarking on a career in research or elsewhere.

MRes

Research-intensive MRes programmes are offered in a number of areas. The Department also supports students who want to work with individual members of staff through the MRes Biosciences.

PhD Research

PhD Studentships are offered by individual PIs from a number of different sources. Current opportunities are listed here. Potential applicants are advised to get in touch with individual members of academic staff they might wish to work with.

In addition, the Department is closely associated with a number of Doctoral Training Centres that recruit large cohorts of students annually. Entry to these programmes offers training as well as the opportunity for student choice of supervisory teams. Potential applicants are advised to visit the web sites for these programmes, and to apply well in advance of the deadlines. This include CoMPLEX (Centre for Mathematics and Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology), LIDo (BBSRC London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme) and the London NERC Doctoral Training Programme. Further information.

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