|Location||University of the Sunshine Coast, Office of Research|
|Eligibility||Open to international applicants|
Urbanisation is driving some of the most dramatic and swiftly occurringenvironmental change across the globe, and cities – as epicentres ofdevelopment – present extensive new challenges for wildlife. In my researchlab we used the native eastern water dragon to study the mechanisms ofadaption to city life.
In the last few years, my research lab and I havegathered mounting evidence that eastern water dragons are undergoing rapidcontemporary evolution within the city of Brisbane. We are now uniquelyplaced to understand what it is about city life that drives this extensivedivergence. As such, this phd project could focus on a variety of researchtopics and as such students interested in the following subject shouldapply: ecology, animal movement, physiology, ecology and/orgenomics).
My research lab uses longitudinal life-history datasets onwild populations comprising behavioural, spatial and genetic information tounderstand how free-living animals evolve in the wild. In particular, weaim to shed light on how environmental and social factors influenceevolutionary processes (see Frere Lab Research).
Please contact DrCeline Frere via email [email protected] for more information.