University of York, Biology
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The Fellow will investigate whether responses of species to land-use changes co-vary, and if responses are predictable from species’ ecological traits and taxonomy. Specifically, the Fellow will analyse existing published data across a range of taxonomic groups and analyse new ecological and genetic data for ants to determine general patterns of species’ response to selective logging and forest fragmentation on Malaysian Borneo (Sabah). The Fellow will receive training in ecological, statistical, and molecular genetic techniques, and will successfully implement them during his research and will thus have the tools and knowledge to train others on his return to SE Asia.
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