Saturday, 20 February 2010

Ph.D. scholarship in Grassland productivity and herbage production along a gradient of diversity and managment intensity

To make a Ph.D. at world renownedn university like Georg August University, Goettingen, Germany is the dream for the students from developing countries and developed world too.

Recent research has demonstrated the potential benefit of plant species diversity for ecosystem functioning of grasslands. As an example, the above-ground biomass production has been shown to increase significantly with plant species number and it has been suggested that this finding should be utilized to develop sustainable grassland production systems. However, the relationship between diversity and ecosystem functioning has been established on experimental grasslands on ex-arable land where the swards had been sown and the species number maintained by weeding. So far, there is little information available on whether the findings are applicable to permanent grasslands, which build the vast majority of grasslands in Central Europe. A research project has been set up to investigate the relationship between diversity and ecosystem functioning on permanent grasslands with different management intensities. We are looking for a PhD candidate to join this research.

Requirements
MSc or Diploma degree in agriculture or related disciplines.Experience/
knowledge in grassland science, vegetation ecology. Knowledge in statistics desired.

Salary and conditions
Salary is 1365 Euro per month (Scholarship of the Ministry of Science). Start date: April 1, 2010. The position is for three years.

Applications and contact for further information
Applicants should send their CV, certificates and other documents in one single pdf-file before March 15, 2010.
Prof. Dr. J. Isselstein, Grassland Science, Department of Crop Sciences, Von-Siebold-Str. 8, 37075 Göttingen, P +49 551 3922253, E-Mail jissels@gwdg.de

1 comment:

pinoyscholars said...

hello can you send me please a link that gives more information on the scholarshpi?

Thanks.

Andrew