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PhD Position Scale dependence of insect community structure and trophic interactions in fragmented landscapes" (Göttingen) PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 11 July 2010 23:38

Spatial processes play an important role in community and population ecology, but mechanistic insights into the underlying processes are lacking. In particular, the data collected so far do not allow explicit spatial modelling approaches, spatial interpolation, or the incorporation of spatial dependencies. In addition, data on dispersal rates, plant-pollinator and herbivore-predator interactions as well as on the relative role of habitat area, fragmentation, and landscape matrix are lacking so far (see www.agroecology.uni­ goettingen.de and e.g. Tscharntke et al. 2005, Ecology Letters 8: 857-874).

Requirements: MSc or Diploma degree in ecology (biology, agricul-
ture or related disciplines). Knowledge in spatial statistics and plant-insect interactions is desirable.

The Research Training Group 1644 on "Scaling Problems in Statistics", funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG), offers two PhD Position in Agroecology. The highly interdisciplinary Research Training Group aims at the solution of current questions in agroecology, landscape ecology and spatial statistics and includes joint multidisciplinary supervision and a study program consisting of methodologically oriented lectures and interdisciplinary research seminars. For more information, please visit the website http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/156579.html.

The position will start October 1, 2010, and is awarded for up to 3 years. The salary is in accordance with the German state regulated public service salary scale (75 % E 13 TV-L).
The University of Göttingen actively seeks to foster career opportunities for female scholars and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Candidates with disabilities who are equally qualified for the position will receive special consideration.
Applications can be uploaded to the online form located at http://zfs.uni-goettingen.de/sps by June 30th, 2010. Full contact and application information can be found within the portal link.
The interviews are intended to take place 12 and 13 July, 2010.

For more information please contact Dr. Christoph Scherber (Christoph.Scherber*agr.uni-goettingen.de) and Prof. Teja Tscharntke (ttschar*gwdg.de).



Barbara Strauss
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Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Ansprechpartner: Dr. Christoph Scherber (Christoph.Scherber*agr.uni-goettingen.de)



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