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PhD position at UFZ: Plant functional traits as indicators for ecosystem services
02.02.2016

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)is offering a PhD Position (m/f) in the subject of Plant functional traits as indicators for ecosystem services

Project start: 1st July 2016. Working time 50% (19.5 hours per week), limited to 3 years.

Duties:

- Identify the links between plant functional traits and functional diversity and the provision of key ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes
- Model the response of plant communities, their traits, functional diversity and related ecosystem services to changes in agricultural land use
- Suggest ways to manage agricultural landscapes in a way that maximizes both functional diversity and key ecosystem services
- Highlight consequences of decisions made under different societal priorities

Candidate profile:

- Diploma or MSc degree in biology, ecology, geoecology, geography or a related discipline
- Expertise in modern concepts of ecology
- Experiences with plant ecology are preferable
- Skills in the analysis of functional traits are advantageous
- Experiences in GIS are advantageous
- Expertise in modern statistical methods and readiness to become acquainted with the statistical environment R
- Ability to work in a team
- Fluency in written and spoken English

To apply and for more information go to: https://recruitingapp-5128.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/682/Description/2?customer=5128

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