PhD position in Bern: Invasion genetics and ecological interactions in Arion slugs

We are looking for a PhD candidate to work on a project combining genetic and ecological approaches for investigating the history and mechanisms of an ongoing Arion slug invasion. The project aims at the identification of invasion and colonization routes of the Spanish slug Arion lusitanicus that belongs to an Arion species complex, and to assess the effect of the invasive form on native relatives.

PhD position in Plant Evolutionary Ecology in Tübingen

There's a PhD position open in plant evolutionary ecology at the University of Tübingen. The PhD project is embedded in the DFG priority programme "Adaptomics - Evolutionary Plant Solutions to Ecological Challenges".
Deadline for applications is November 30, 2011
or until position is filled; starting date is January 1st.
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PhD position in Plant-Insect Ecology in Switzerland

PhD position in Plant-Insect Ecology is open for applications. The position is funded for three years. Based at the Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil Research Station in Nyon, the fellow will investigate the role of BXDs in the interaction of maize with different insect herbivores. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2011.
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PhD in Basel

There is open PhD position in the group of Jürg Stöcklin at the Botanical Institute of the University of Basel within a project on "Adaptation and phenotypic plasticity in Alpine plants". The position is funded for three years. See the details in the attached file.

2 PhD Studentships in Basel local adaptation and phenotypic plasticity

Two PhD positions are available in the Group of Plant Population Ecology at the Botanical
Institute, University of Basel in a research project with the title: "How local adaptation and
phenotypic plasticity allow plants to survive in a changing Alpine landscape: Effects of
fine-grained vs. coarse-grained environmental variability".
Preferably, work starts on 1. Aug. 2011, or by arrangement. Starting salary will be CHF
40'200.– per year.
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Vacant positions, studentships and training opportunities in "Novotny Lab" - tropical ecology

Vazeni kolegove, vazene kolegyne,

posilam informaci o volnych mistech v nasi laboratori - postdoktorske pozice a doktorske studium zamerene na ruzne aspekty tropicke ekologie, vcetne teoretickych, molekularnich a fylogenetickych. Volna mista jsou vhodna pro domaci i zahranicni zajemce. Tuto informaci je mozne dale sirit jak uznate za vhodne.

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A PhD position at the University of Tübingen on pollination

A PhD position opens at the University of Tübingen on pollination in grassland ecosystems. The project is expected to start in April 2011 and will be funded for 30 months.
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2 PhDs in Halle and Bern in collaboration with China

Find attached a job advertisement for two PhD positions in plant ecological genetics. Both are in the framework of the DFG Research Unit 891 "BEF China"; one position is located at the UFZ in Halle, the other one in our group in Bern. The topic is: "The role of tree and shrub diversity for production, erosion control, element cycling, and
species conservation in Chinese subtropical forest ecosystems"

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PhD position on mycorrhizas in Berlin

Dear PopBios,

there is an open PhD position in the group of Matthias Rillig, Berlin (, to work on the ecology of plant-mycorrhizal interactions in riparian habitats.

Here is the link to the job description:

Postdoctoral / PhD student position at MTT Agrifood Research Finland

MTT Agrifood Research Finland seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher or PhD student to work in a study that aims to understand coevolution of fungal endophytes with grasses.

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