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Postdoctoral position on Biological Invasions at Doñana Biological Station (Spain)
Funded by the "Severo Ochoa" Excellence Program awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, the Doñana Biological Station (www.ebd.csic.es) seeks a Postdoctoral fellow for two-years with the aim to conduct research in the field of Biological Invasions.

EBD-CSIC is interested to examine the multifaceted causes and consequences of biological invasions, a key component of global change. The ultimate goal is to improve our knowledge of the factors that influence the success and impacts of invasions by plants and vertebrates. For this purpose, we investigate species traits conferring invasive potential, the vulnerability of ecosystems to be invaded, and the sensitivity of native biodiversity to invasions under different environmental conditions and scenarios of global change.

Deadline for interested applicants: 17th June-17th July, 2014.

For more details and to apply please see here.

 

Postdoc Position in Ecology “Pollination, Biocontrol and Biodiversity in a Landscape Context”
The relative importance of local vs. regional determinants of biodiversity and multitrophic interactions including pollination and biological control is still little explored. Testing major hypotheses may build upon the experience gained in the Agroecology Group at Göttingen University (please visit the homepage www.agroecology.uni-goettingen.de and Tscharntke et al. 2012, Biological Reviews, for further information).
Application deadline: June 27, 2014.

For more details and to apply please see here.

 

Deputy Executive Officer for the IMBER Regional Project Office - China
IMBER (Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research) is an international research project focused on marine biogeochemical and ecosystem research.
The IMBER project is looking for a new Deputy Executive Officer to head the Regional Project Office at the East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
Application deadline: Monday 1st June 2014

Please see the attached job description and advertisement, in English and Chinese.

 

Senior Researcher (Green Economy) at Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
The Senior Researcher will research the preconditions and sustainability of green economy, creating insight into how public policy should be developed. The Senior Researcher also participates in the preparation of research projects. Research topics may include resource efficiency and policy measures and processes that are essential from the perspective of energy consumption and production. Green economy may also be approached from other viewpoints related to the use of natural resources and ecosystem services. Research focuses primarily on the institutional, social and cultural grounds of green production and consumption, interaction between different players and changes in these interactive relationships, and planning and policy practices.

Application deadline: 19 August 2013 at 15.15 (CET)

For more details and to apply please see here.

 

Postdoc Position in Ecology at University of Göttingen (Germany)
Agroecology Group at Göttingen University (http://www.agroecology.uni-goettingen.de) invites applications for a postdoc position in “Pollination, Biocontrol and Biodiversity in a Landscape Context”. The aim of this project is to explore relative importance of local vs. regional determinants of biodiversity and multitrophic interactions including pollination and biological control.
Closing Date: August 25, 2013.

For more details and to apply please see here.

 

Postdoctoral position on species and population dynamics at Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC), Spain
Funded by the “Severo Ochoa” Excellence Program awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, the Doñana Biological Station (www.ebd.csic.es) seeks a Postdoctoral fellow for two-years with a potential extension of one year with the aim of analyzing temporal trends of species distribution and abundance in the Doñana natural area (SW Spain), and their relation with environmental pressures such as climate change, land-use change, and water quality.
Period for application: From 5th July to 5th August, 2013.

For more details and to apply please see here.

 

Research Fellow in spatial ecological analysis and modelling (Leeds, UK)
The University of Leeds is looking to recruit a dynamic Early Career Researcher with a proven track record in ecological theory, spatial mathematical or statistical modelling and/or software development to address a number of exciting projects funded by 3 EU projects (EU-BON, SCALES and ExpeER).
Application deadline: 14 March 2013.

For more details and to apply please see here.

 

PhD position (Leipzig, Germany)
The Department Community Ecology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ invite applications for PhD position. Together with partners from Sweden, France, Spain and Portugal EC21C will analyse the effects of climate- and land-use change on selected European species groups with respect to resilience and tipping points of ecosystems. On this basis, recommendations for nature conservation strate-gies for the 21st century will be developed.
Closing Date: 15/02/2013.

For more details and to apply please see here.

 

PhD studentships: "Predicting damaging biological invaders with functional, numerical and total responses" (Queens University, Belfast)
Queens University invites applications for a PhD studentships in “Predicting damaging biological invaders with functional, numerical and total responses”. The aim of this project is to determine whether GILZ causes changes in mitochondrial respiratory chain enzymes and affecting cellular energy metabolism.The successful applicant will be awarded a Queen's University EU/International Studentship.
Closing Date: 28/01/2013.

For more details and to apply please see here.

 

Doctoral fellowship: Integrated management of the ecosystem service biological pest control (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
One PhD-student will conduct manipulative field-, and small scale experiments in agricultural crops to better understand and manage ecosystem services. The student will use the acquired information to participate in the development and dissemination of integrated pest management schemes for agricultural crops. The candidate will collaborate closely with the advisor, a postdoc, and another PhD-student who focuses on crop pollination, to produce scale dependent ecological production functions that link land-use to ecosystem service delivery in crops.
Applications are accepted until February 18, 2013.

For more details and to apply please see here.

 

Doctoral fellowship: Importance of mutualistic interactions for current and future patterns of plant and bird diversity in the tropical Andes (University of Leipzig, Germany)
The University of Leipzig offers as from March 1 doctoral fellowship. Embedded in the active research environment of iDiv, the Young BioDiversity Research Training Group will be established. Its goal is to educate a new generation of scientists in transdisciplinary biodiversity research, who will have gained expertise both in experimental as well as theoretical fields of research. Fellows will attend lectures and seminars on a broad range of topics in the field of biodiversity science and conduct their research in a modern, international and integrative working environment.
Applications are accepted until January 18, 2013.

For more details and to apply please see here.

 

Doctoral fellowship: Ecological Modelling of Genetic Diversity in Plant Communities (University of Leipzig, Germany)
The University of Leipzig offers as from March 1 doctoral fellowship. Embedded in the active research environment of iDiv, the Young BioDiversity Research Training Group will be established. Its goal is to educate a new generation of scientists in transdisciplinary biodiversity research, who will have gained expertise both in experimental as well as theoretical fields of research. Fellows will attend lectures and seminars on a broad range of topics in the field of biodiversity science and conduct their research in a modern, international and integrative working environment.
Applications are accepted until January 18, 2013.

For more details and to apply please see here.

 

Doctoral fellowship: Apiculture and the pollinator decline: A model for pathogen driven biodiversity risks (University of Leipzig, Germany)
The University of Leipzig offers as from March 1 doctoral fellowship. Embedded in the active research environment of iDiv, the Young BioDiversity Research Training Group will be established. Its goal is to educate a new generation of scientists in transdisciplinary biodiversity research, who will have gained expertise both in experimental as well as theoretical fields of research. Fellows will attend lectures and seminars on a broad range of topics in the field of biodiversity science and conduct their research in a modern, international and integrative working environment.
Applications are accepted until January 18, 2013.

For more details and to apply please see here.

 

Doctoral fellowship: Mapping Genetic and Species Diversity of Pollinators to the Ecosystem Service of Pollination Across Changing Landscapes (University of Leipzig, Germany)
The University of Leipzig offers as from March 1 doctoral fellowship. Embedded in the active research environment of iDiv, the Young BioDiversity Research Training Group will be established. Its goal is to educate a new generation of scientists in transdisciplinary biodiversity research, who will have gained expertise both in experimental as well as theoretical fields of research. Fellows will attend lectures and seminars on a broad range of topics in the field of biodiversity science and conduct their research in a modern, international and integrative working environment.
Applications are accepted until January 18, 2013.

For more details and to apply please see here.

 

Doctoral fellowship: Plant Physiology/Biospectroscopy (University of Leipzig, Germany)
The University of Leipzig offers as from March 1 doctoral fellowship. Embedded in the active research environment of iDiv, the Young BioDiversity Research Training Group will be established. Its goal is to educate a new generation of scientists in transdisciplinary biodiversity research, who will have gained expertise both in experimental as well as theoretical fields of research. Fellows will attend lectures and seminars on a broad range of topics in the field of biodiversity science and conduct their research in a modern, international and integrative working environment.
Applications are accepted until January 18, 2013.

For more details and to apply please see here.

 

PhD Studentship in Landscape and Climate Research (University of Leicester)
The Centre for Landscape and Climate Research seek to appoint a PhD student who is able to make an intellectual contribution to this emerging field. Applicants should provide an outline research proposal describing their ideas. The successful applicant will be supervised by Professor Heiko Balzter.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 28 February 2013.

For more details and to apply please see here.

 

Doctoral fellowship (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Accelerated Evolution in Chromosomal Rearrangements and Speciation in Lacertid Lizards
Embedded in the active research environment of iDiv, the Young BioDiversity Research Training Group (yDiv) will be established. Its goal is to educate a new generation of scientists in transdisciplinary biodiversity research, who will have gained expertise both in experimental as well as theoretical fields of research. Fellows will attend lectures and seminars on a broad range of topics in the field of biodiversity science and conduct their research in a modern, international and integrative working environment.
Closing date for application: 18 January 2013.
For more details and to apply please see here.
 

Research position availbale within the EU-FP 7-funded project OpenNESS
The Department of Conservation Biology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH (UFZ) is offering a half-time position for a Research Scientist (m/f) (code digit 165/2012) available for up to 36 months, conditional on final approval of the EU, within the EU-FP 7-funded project OpenNESS.
Closing date for application: 7 December  2012.
For more details and to apply please see here.
 

Two Research Fellows in Computational Ecology (University of Leeds, UK)
University of Leeds is looking to recruit two dynamic early career researchers with proven track records in ecological theory, analytical or simulation, spatial analyses, and/or software development. Between them, they will address a number of exciting projects as part of three concurrent EU projects.
Closing date for application: 17 December  2012.
For more details and to apply please see here.

 

Post-Doctoral Position (INRA - Unite EPHYSE, Bourlaux, France)
Wind Damage to Forests in a Changing Climate: Impacts and Mitigation
This position will be responsible for integrating a range of data (ground-based and remote sensed), computer based tools and new measurements of flow over complex forests in order to develop methods for assessing the impact of different management strategies. Models of forest growth, soil hydrology, wind damage vulnerability, and airflow will be utilized. Particular use will be made of GIS in order to provide a spatial representation of the forest and to integrate models and data in order to allow calculation of the productivity of the forest and the risks of wind damage now and in the future.
Closing date for application: 31 October  2012.
For more details and to apply please see here.

 

PhD position in “Biodiversity and cosystem Services of Large Mammals” (Frankfurt, Germany)
The Institute for Ecology, Evolution and Diversity of the Goethe University Frankfurt and the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre Frankfurt, working group Prof. Katrin Bohning-Gaese, invites applications for a PhD position in “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of Large Mammals” (E13 TV-G-U, 65%).
The successful applicant will investigate in a DFG funded project the impact of climatic factors on large mammal communities and their ecosystem services, in particular tourism, at the community, landscape and macroecological scale. The focus will be mainly on monitoring of large mammal communities, tourists and vegetation in African National Parks. In addition, macroecological, statistical analyses of large-scale data sets on mammals, tourists and vegetation will be conducted across multiple National Parks. The project is interdisciplinary, addressing scientific questions and applying methods from both the natural and social sciences.
The applicant should hold a Masters Degree in ecology or a related field, and have a solid background in animal ecology, community ecology, landscape ecology and/or macroecology. He or she should have experience in field work, preferentially in Africa, and in advanced statistical analyses and should be interested in large mammals, ecosystem services and socialecological systems. He or she is expected to conduct field work independently in selected African National Parks, to carry out interviews with tourists, to collaborate with wildlife administrations, NGOs, and other stakeholders, to compile and to handle large-scale macroecological data-sets and to perform advanced statistical analyses. Required are further very good written and oral communication skills and if possible, proof of publication abilities.
Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-G-U, E13, 65%). The contract shall start on 01.01. 2013 and will be restricted to 3 years.
Please send your application by e-mail attachment, in one pdf document, including a letter of interest, a detailed CV, contact details of 2 referees and, if available, pdfs of publications before 31.10.2012 to Tonka.Stoyanova@senckenberg.de. For scientific enquiries please write to Prof. Dr. K. Bohning-Gaese (email: katrin.boehning-gaese@senckenberg.de).

 

Call for a post-doctorate fellow (Paris, France)
Based on a series of four workshops in a period of 2.5 years, the project “How Local-scale processes build up the Large-scale response of Butterflies to global changes: Integrative analysis across Monitoring Schemes” (LOLA-BMS) will scale up from local-scale observations to large scale assessments of patterns and drivers of change in biodiversity, using data from butterfly monitoring schemes across Europe, North America, Israel, and beyond. “LOLA-BMS” seeks a post-doctorate to facilitate the project and assist in implementation, analysis and dissemination.
Closing date for application: 15 Nov. 2012.
For more details and to apply please see here.

 

50 doctoral and post-doctoral candidates at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Leipzig, Germany)
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ recruiting 50 doctoral and post-doctoral candidates (m/f) to investigate the most pressing societal and scientific challenges across ten large integrated projects (IP) in research areas like land use, biological diversity, water, soil, chemicals, health and energy.
IP 1: Mitigating of land use conflicts
IP 2: Emerging ecosystems: functional dynamics under global change
IP 3: Land use aspects of transforming the energy system
IP 4: Urban transformations
IP 5: Healthy aquatic ecosystems
IP 6: Water and solute fluxes in catchments
IP 7: Water scarcity – Water management in semi-arid regions
IP 8: Exposome – Environmental pollution and its impacts on human health
IP 9: Controlling chemicals’ fate
IP 10: From local observations to regional predictions
Closing date for application: 10 August 2012.

For more details and to apply please see here.
 

Full professorship in “Theory in Biodiversity Sciences” (University of Jena, Germany)
Within German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) the Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena invites applications for a full (W3) professorship in “Theory in Biodiversity Sciences”. iDiv looking for a theoretical ecologist with a broad scope and close links to empirical biodiversity research of aquatic and terrestrial communities. Using a synthetic approach the candidate contributes to the formation of a comprehensive theory of biodiversity. Topics of particular relevance for iDiv to be reflected in theory development include (i) the role of interaction diversity for ecosystem functioning, (ii) scaling rules for mechanisms of biodiversity emergence and consequences across space and time, and (iii) the role of evolution and adaptation for biodiversity dynamics in a changing environment.
Closing date for application: 15th September 2012.

For more details and to apply please see here.




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