The Animal and Environment Research Group (AERG) is an interdisciplinary community of scientists working with relevant external organisations and industries in order to improve our understanding of the natural world and provide innovative solutions to the urgent and complex global issues of sustainability, ethical resource use and biodiversity loss. Our research has impact through conservation and wildlife management policy and through the animal-based leisure and food production economies. We operate in both human-dominated and 'natural' landscapes.
We have particular strengths in animal behaviour and welfare; palaeoclimate research; ecosystem restoration; biodiversity and taxonomy. We have been able to enhance and build on these areas by transferring intellectual experience as well as statistical, genetic and chemical analytical techniques and geographic information system (GIS) expertise. This has led us to develop a number of exciting new research projects and take advantage of emerging opportunities in a diverse yet coherent way.
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We provide a supportive, inclusive environment for graduate students with regular formal and informal meetings and activities for student and staff members.
There are a variety of facilities available to support your work in this area, including a range of environmental monitoring equipment and access to a range of analytical techniques such as DNA analysis. Long-standing external collaborations also facilitate access to field sites in the UK and abroad. You will also have access to a range of software supporting statistics and geographic information system (GIS) in general as well as specific areas such as population size estimation and acoustics.
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Candidates seeking admission to the degree of MPhil or MPhil with possibility of transfer to PhD will normally be required to hold a first or upper second class honours degree of a university, or any other institution of higher education in the UK with degree-awarding powers or a qualification which is regarded by Anglia Ruskin as equivalent to a first or upper second class honours degree.
Home/EU £4200; Overseas £9,800
Apart from self-funding or funding by your employer, charities and trusts (competitively sought after, as are Research Council Awards), career, graduate, and professional study loans may be available. Useful links include the Educational Grants Advisory Service (EGAS).
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