terça-feira, 5 de fevereiro de 2008

Göttingen University offers grants for 12 doctoral students

Within the framework of the research training group

"The Role of Biodiversity for Biogeochemical Cycles and Biotic Interactions in Temperate Deciduous Forests" (DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1086), the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen offers grants for: 12 doctoral students in the field of Plant Ecology, Soil Zoology, Forest Hydrology, Entomology, Mycorrhiza research, Soil Science, Ecological Modelling, Remote Sensing, and Environmental Economics starting from April 1, 2008.

The collaborative, interdisciplinary research project is focussed on mechanisms influencing the role of tree species diversity in broadleaved deciduous forests for productivity, carbon sequestration, nutrient and water turnover and biotic interactions as well as for ecosystem services. Fieldwork will take place in forests with up to 15 tree species in the Hainich National Park, Thuringia, Germany.

Grants will amount to 1,100 € net per month (+ family allowances) for 3 years. The 12 subprojects provide opportunities for the use of modern ecological techniques and are accompanied by an advanced methodological course program.

The Universität Göttingen is an equal opportunity employer and encourages the application of women, who will - within the framework of legal options - be considered with priority when adequately qualified.

Candidates should send their applications until February 22 to Dr. Stefan Fleck, Ökologie und Ökosystemfoschung, Untere Karspüle 2, 37073 Göttingen. For details, see: www.forest-diversity.uni-goettingen.de/projects.html

Source: Silvnet