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"

Rest in attached PDF.

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.

PhD: Plant ecological epigenetics and genomics at NIOO

The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO) is a top research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). It has three locations: Nieuwersluis, Heteren and the Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology (CEME) in Yerseke. Mission of the NIOO is to carry out excellent fundamental and strategic research in ecology.

PhD at the Stockholm University about Climate change

Stockholm University announces Two Ph.D. studentships within the project "Effects of climate change on trophic interactions - spatiotemporal aspects of host plant utilization in butterflies"

This is a project within the EkoKlim program that aims to study effects of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem services, involving several departments at Stockholm University.

Graduate position in population genetics / ecological modelling


Within an interdisciplinary project between several partners within Germany dealing with breeding programs of fast growing tree species our lab is obliged to develop the molecular genetic techniques for identification and comparison of different poplar species.

The successful applicant should be familiar with the following techniques:

     * genotyping of individuals using several nuclear microsatellites

2 PhD + 1 Postdoc position in Plant Adaptation under Environmental Change

2 PhD + 1 Postdoc position in Plant Adaptation under Environmental Change in the groups of Yvonne Willi and Christian Parisod at the University of Neuchatel. More in PDF.

Feedback analysis and evaluation using the CLIMBER model

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) looks for
applicants for a research position within the Marie Curie Network
GREENCYCLES-II, based in Potsdam, Germany:

T5.3 Feedback analysis and evaluation using the CLIMBER model

The Early-Stage Researcher (PhD candidate) will investigate feedbacks
between climate and vegetation using the CLIMBER family of
intermediate-complexity Earth-system models developed at PIK.
Specifically, the established CLIMBER-2 model will be used to evaluate

MSc or PhD: The ecology and evolution of non-transitive competition in Canada

An NSERC-funded graduate student position (MSc or PhD) is available in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada). The student will be co-supervised by Rob Laird of the University of Lethbridge and Brandon Schamp of Algoma University (Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada). The focus of the project is non-transitive competition (as in the game Rock-Paper-Scissors) and its potential to promote the maintenance of biodiversity via indirect facilitation.

PhD in Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) in Frankfurt

Phd position opening in the lab of Katrin Böhning-Gaese at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) in Frankfurt. The projekt aims at linking movement and pollination ecology in bird-pollinated South African Protea spp. and is carried out in close collaboration with another PhD-student in the lab of Frank Schurr (University of Potsdam). More in attachment.

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