This research fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to develop a programme of independent research with the University of Reading (UoR) and the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London. We are looking for a researcher with skills and experience in ancient DNA and/or ancient environmental DNA, to develop the ‘Molecular biography of an urban centre: Two millennia of [ecological] community dynamics’ project. This will examine the long-term impacts of urbanism on biodiversity and ecosystem health from a DNA perspective. The project will focus on London, reflecting both its near-continuous occupation from Roman times through to the post-Medieval period, and the intensity of archaeological fieldwork across the greater London area. The aim of the study will be to assess the long-term impact of urban expansion on biodiversity.
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