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Ecology and Evolution

PGR-RA-42

Expertise of research area
conservation; developmental biology; ecology; evolution; host-parasite interactions; invasive alien species; pollination biology; biodiversity


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Our ecological and evolutionary research ranges from fundamental theory through to directly applied work, at scales ranging from molecular to global and across all the Earth&rsquo;s biomes. Particular strengths include research on biodiversity, evolutionary and developmental biology, host-parasite interactions, invasive alien species, pollination biology, landscape ecology and conservation.

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<p>Our research has been driving national and international policy agendas around environmental change and global sustainability. Our research themes include:</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/ecology-evolution/doc/evolution-and-behaviour">Evolution and Behaviour</a></h3> <p>The Ecology and Evolution Research Group (EERG) operates at two levels when trying to understand the responses of organisms to their environment.</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-innovation/doc/ecology-and-conservation">Ecology and Conservation</a></h3> <p>At the largest scale, we seek to understand ecosystems and biodiversity in a holistic sense. Fundamental research into spatial and temporal patterns of biodiversity, and how those patterns change under changing environmental conditions, is a core part of our work.</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-innovation/doc/sustainable-agriculture-theme">Sustainable Agriculture</a></h3> <p>One of the primary challenges for the growing human population is how to create increasing amounts of high-quality food without depleting the world of its natural resources.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>If you are interested in a&nbsp;product in this research area please search for our <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-degrees/doc/how-to-apply">research opportunities</a>.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e: <a href="mailto:https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-degrees">fbsgrads</a><a href="mailto:EMAIL@leeds.ac.uk">@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 8186</p>


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