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). 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.
Salary and conditions
The position will start October 1, 2010, and is awarded for up to 3 years.
The salary is around 1500 EUR net income per month (75% E13 TV-L).
The University of G?ttingen 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.
The doctoral thesis will be done as a series of English manuscripts.
Application deadline: June 30th, 2010.
Applications must 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 visit the website
http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/156579.html. or contact Dr. Christoph
Scherber (Christoph.Scherber@agr.uni-goettingen.de) and Prof. Teja