Two Doctoral Positions on "Scale dependence of insect community structure and trophic interactions in fragmented landscapes", Goettingen

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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 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 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 or contact Dr. Christoph

Scherber ( and Prof. Teja

Tscharntke (


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