A fully funded PhD position (3 years) on macroevolution « understanding how past environmental changes (such as climatic changes) have influenced the tempo of species phenotypic evolution » is available at the University of Lyon (France) with Julien Clavel, in collaboration with Hélène Morlon at the Biology Institute of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris (France) and Anjali Goswami at the Natural History Museum (UK). The PhD is part of a ANR (French National Research Agency) project “CHANGE” and start is expected in September 2022 (but potential later start is possible). Deadline for application: July 26th 2022.

The successful candidate will work on the development of new phylogenetic comparative tools to assess how species ecologies interact with various environmental changes to modulate phenotypic evolution. These developments will be used on empirical data (including 3D morphological data) to assess the effect of past environmental changes at various evolutionary scales across tetrapod clades. Strong competences in statistics/statistical modelling and coding (e.g., R) are highly recommended.

Candidates are invited to apply by email (to julien.clavel@univ-lyon1.fr). Please attach a single PDF file including a letter of motivation, a C.V. and the names and addresses of two references.

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