Senior Lecturer in Theoretical Biology

Address:

Life Sciences
Roehampton University
London SW15 5PJ
UK

Email:

andrea.perna at roehampton.ac.uk

Featured opportunities

As soon as a fully funded PhD or post-doc position is available I will advertise at the top of this page, but I recommend getting in touch before you see an advert here, to prepare an application together or to register your interest.

Join us

We propose master projects, master internships, and PhD theses in the fields of Animal Behaviour, Ecology, Theoretical Biology and Biophysics. If you are interested in knowing more about current projects and opportunities in our group drop me an email as this page will not always be up to date with recent topics and funding opportunities.
Please have a look in the small window below for funding opportunities listed in the Research Centre website, or scroll down for details about possible research topics.


Research topics and opportunities

Linking individual behaviour to the organisation of microscopic ecological communities

PhD project

The organisation of ecological communities ultimately depends on how individuals of different species interact. The general focus of this project is in trying to relate directly individual behaviour and ecosystem properties through models and experiments on microscopic artificial ecosystems.

Modelling the ecological implications of collective animal behaviour

Master project

Collective behaviour can affect the survival of group-living animals, but its impact on the organisation of ecological patterns is less clear as these are mainly determined by energy availability at a given trophic level. You will study simulation models of flocking to understanding how different forms of collective behaviour affect biological patterns.

Flight of raptors

Master project

Hawks and falcons are pursuit predators that actively chase their prey at high speed. In this project you will quantify the manoeuvrability of flying raptors as they chase a lure. The experimental part of the project takes place at the Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover.

Scaling microscopic aquatic locomotion

Master project

Animal and plant diversity often exhibits well-recognisable patterns depending on body size, environmental temperature and other factors. Less is known about the factors affecting the variability of microscopic organisms (e.g. protists). In this project you will study variability of protists with a focus on their mechanisms of movement.

Morphogenesis of termite nests

Post-doc

While we do not currently have funded positions open, I would be interested in collecting expressions of interest from prospective post-doctoral researchers, to write together an application (different opportunities are available depending on career stage and nationality) or in case funding becomes available.

Ecology, Animal Behaviour

Faculty

Faculty positions are normally advertised here.