"The Role of Biodiversity for Biogeochemical Cycles and Biotic
Interactions in Temperate Deciduous Forests"
the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen offers fellowships for
14 doctoral researchers in the field of Forest biodiversity
Subjects: Plant Ecology, Soil Zoology, Ecohydrology, Insect Ecology,
Mycorrhiza Research, Soil Science, Ecological Modelling,
starting from April 1, 2011
The group carries out research on mechanisms influencing the role of
tree species identity and diversity in broad-leaved deciduous forests
for productivity, carbon sequestration, nutrient and water turnover,
biotic interactions, and ecosystem services. Fieldwork will take
place in forest stands with up to 15 tree species in the Hainich
National Park, Germany. Individual fellowships will amount to 1,103 €
net per month (+ family allowances) for 3 years.
Successful candidates must have a degree (master or equivalent) in
ecology, biology, agronomy, ecological modelling, applied mathematics,
chemistry, economics or related disciplines. Computer skills, command
of the English language and experience with data collection, handling,
and statistical analyses are most welcome.
Please visit the website of our research training group
Applications should be submitted online via
The Geog-August-Universität Göttingen strives to increase its
proportion of female staff and specifically encourages qualified women
to apply. Disabled persons with corresponding aptitude for the
position will be favored.
Screening of applications will begin on January 30th, 2011, and will
end when the positions are filled.