Monday, 3 January 2011

14 doctoral researchers in the field of Forest biodiversity

"The Role of Biodiversity for Biogeochemical Cycles and Biotic
Interactions in Temperate Deciduous Forests"
(DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1086)

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,
Environmental Economics

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
( for further details.
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.


Michael Köhler

Ansprechpartner: mkoehle1(at)

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