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Saturday, 24 April 2010 20:46

In the frame of the TERRALAC project (Aquatic-terrestrial coupling stabilizes lake ecosystems) the Dept. Biology and Ecology of Fishes offers a PhD position starting from 01. January 2010. The position is limited to 3 years and the salary is equivalent to half of a TvöD position.
The research focuses on the effects of allochthonous organic matter on consumer interactions and matter flow between habitats of shallow lakes and the water-land connectivity. It is hypothesized that allochthonous organic matter input plays a crucial role for bistability (macrophyte vs. microplankton dominated state).

Duties and responsibilities

* Estimates of abundances and biomasses of zooplankton, macroinvertebrates and fishes
* Preparation of samples and stable isotope analyses
* Calculations of production and matter flows between consumer groups
* Estimates of land-water coupling via Aeolian insects


* Completed studies in the field of (aquatic) ecology, limnology or fisheries biology
* Methodological skills in aquatic ecology (sampling techniques, taxa knowledge)
* Interest in theoretical and food web ecology
* Good command in English
* Good abilities for cooperation with all other groups of the TERRALAC project

The application of women is explicitly welcome. Disabled people with the same qualification will be preferentially employed. The application with all common documents should be submitted until 30th September 2009 to:

PD Dr. Thomas Mehner,

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Dept. Biology and Ecology of Fishes, Müggelseedamm 310, D-12587 Berlin, Germany, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Thomas Mehner
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Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei

Ansprechpartner: PD Dr. Thomas Mehner



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