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Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London
PhD Studentship in Conservation Genetics to commence in Autumn 2003
Patterns of genetic variability during the decline of Iberian Atlantic salmon populations.
Declines in Spanish Atlantic salmon populations have been documented since the 19th
century, probably due to a combination of habitat loss, overexploitation, infectious
diseases and global climate change, such that now they are among the most endangered
salmon populations in Europe. Despite their often small sizes, Spanish populations
harbour a relatively large amount of genetic diversity. This project will investigate
whether these levels of genetic diversity result from an input of novel genetic material
as a consequence of stocking with non-native fish or whether other mechanisms (e.g. gene
flow or natural selection) act to maintain genetic diversity above that expected from
population demographic data. See
http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/ioz/jobs.htm for further project details.
This studentship is funded by a Natural Environment Research Council quota award to the
Institute of Zoology. UK students qualify for both fees and a stipend, EU students qualify
for fees only. Contact Bill Jordan at bill.jordan at ioz.ac.uk with informal enquiries.
The Institute of Zoology (IoZ) is the research division of the Zoological Society of London
(ZSL). It is a government-funded research institute specialising in scientific issues
relevant to the conservation of animal species and their
habitats. The Institute is based at ZSL's Regent1s Park site, London.
See http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/ioz/index.htm for further details.
Applicants should have a strong interest in conservation genetics and preferably have
some experience in molecular techniques, have (or expect to obtain) at least a 2i degree
in a relevant subject. Applications should take the form of a covering letter and c.v. (with
names, postal address and email address of three professional referees) sent to Dr W C
Jordan, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent1s Park, London NW1
Deadline for applications: 4 April 2003.
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