PhD Opportunity: sex ratio, ecology & genetics

We are excited to announce a PhD opportunity to study sex allocation and oviposition behaviour in the parasitoid wasp Aphidius ervi, using community genetics and ecology approaches. The project will explore how genetic variation in all levels of the wasp-aphid-plant community influences wasp behaviour and fitness. Our results will help inform the design of biological control strategies in the context of current crop practices. The studentship will be funded by the BBSRC in collaboration with Dr Ali Karley at the James Hutton Institute. For more details, please visit our opportunities page or the advert.