Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (03/03/2013 03.35)

Good genes models of sexual selection and genetic x environment interactions

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The aim of this research project is to investigate the role of genotype-by-environment interactions (GEIs) in sexual selection and how GEIs could influence the current view of the evolution of female choice for ornamented males. We will use an integrated approach to experimentally test some of the theoretical predictions of the effects of GEIs in a sexual selection context. In particular, we will investigate 1) the effect of GEIs in the maintenance of the genetic variance underlying male pre- and postcopulatory sexually selected traits, 2) the nature of the genetic variance underlying sexually selected traits; 3) the effect of GEIs on female preference.

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Research Fields

Biological sciences

Eligibility criteria

The selection takes place through the evaluation of the titles, scientific and professional CV, academic/scientific publications and an interview

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship24
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Dipartimento di Biologia - Università degli Studi di Padova

Public research
Padova - Italy