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Assembling Functionally Stable Microbial Communities Under Fluctuating Environments -Imperial College London

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Closing Date: Monday, January 08, 2024 

Competition : Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

About the Project
Microbes (Prokaryotes and Fungi) play a dominant role in carbon and nutrient cycling globally by decomposing organic matter in aquatic as well as terrestrial ecosystems. Therefore, understanding how microbial communities assemble and function in nature is among the foremost challenges in ecology. However, because these communities are extraordinarily complex with myriad interacting species, our ability to predict their dynamics in the face of natural and human-induced environmental changes (such as climatic warming) is severely limited. The goal of this PhD project is to develop a modelling framework implemented as a software package to predict the assembly and functional stability of microbial communities in fluctuating environments.

Funding Notes
The student should qualify for Home Fees in England: Candidates must be either UK or EU nationals with settled status, and resident in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the commencement of the studentship.

How to apply:

Please send your CV, contact information for 2 references, and a 1 page statement describing your interest in the project to Samraat ([email protected] ) by Monday January 08 2024.

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