Invasive crayfish ecology

Project Description

Invasive species cause extreme negative effects on native species. This project will try to understand whether abiotic drivers (temperature, water flow) and biotic drivers (individual phenotype, resource type) change the type and magnitude of the impact, to better inform management practices.

Freshwaters are experiencing rates of biodiversity loss 6 x higher than marine and terrestrial systems. This project will focus on freshwater crayfish, invasive signal crayfish and narrow clawed crayfish. The candidate will be part of a busy lab group and take part in field sampling for crayfish impacts in local rivers, perform resource consumption experiments in the wet lab and assist in underwater camera and PIT tagging work.

Ability to work outside and a driving license are helpful but not essential.

Supervisor & Contact

Josie South,

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online REP application form, one for each project of interest, including a copy of your CV.
  2. Complete the EDI form (only one is needed, you do not need to submit more than one if you apply for multiple projects).  Although this is optional, if places are over-subscribed, preference will be given to under-represented groups.