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PhD Opportunities

This lists details the PhD projects that we are aware of. They are by no means exhaustive and the institutions listed, and others, may well be offering additional projects. Further details for many of these projects are already available on institutional websites. Note that application deadlines can be as early as January, and interviews usually take place during the period January-April.

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Institution: University of Edinburgh
Supervisor(s): Dr Stephen Brusatte (University of Edinburgh), Dr Mark Young (University of Edinburgh), Dr Yanina Herrera (Museo de la Plata), Dr Stig Walsh (National Museums Scotland), Prof Lawrence Witmer (Ohio University)
Funding Status: Funding is in place for this project
Description: Sometimes evolution takes one type of animal and turns it into something radically different, with a restyled body capable of remarkable new behaviours that allow it to colonize new environments. These so-called ‘major evolutionary transitions’ were some of the most profound events in Earth history, as they set life on radical new trajectories. Prime examples are fish evolving into land-dwelling tetrapods, running mammals turning into whales, and birds evolving from dinosaurs. More information...
Expiry Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017