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Understanding the evolutionary origin of biological diversity

Objective

The aim of this Network is to train nine young scientists to PhD level in the biological disciplines needed to understand the evolutionary origin of biological diversity. This understanding is critical to the proper management of biodiversity, especially at a time of rapid environmental change. Our approach is to select powerful model systems with which to investigate the process of speciation and related mechanisms and to apply modern techniques from quantitative and behavioural genetics, molecular ecology and environmental genomics. Students will receive advanced training through their projects, through institutional training programmes, through workshops and conferences organised by the Network and from visiting scientists. They will also be seconded to non-academic institutions that represent both end-users of our research and potential employers, including a commercial laboratory, a museum, a conservation organisation and a publisher.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 479 758
Administrative Contact
Gill Wells (Ms.)

Participants (3)

JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 712 111
Address
Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyvaskyla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juha Karjalainen (Prof.)
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 660 253
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simon K Kuipers (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 257 995
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ian Roger Robertson (Mr.)