– PhD position in “RiverDNA: uncovering fundamental biodiversity in riverine systems using environmental DNA”

Details: Rivers are among the most biodiverse ecosystems worldwide, with invaluable significance for mankind. Information on biodiversity, however, is taxonomically and spatially scattered and lacks timeliness. In this PhD project you will apply environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding to assess and uncover the complete and fundamental biodiversity fingerprint of river basins.

Application deadline: May 30 2017

Apply here: https://apply.refline.ch/673277/0515/pub/1/index.html

– PhD position in “Integrating environmental DNA (eDNA) and remote sensing to assess fundamental biodiversity and ecosystem processes”

Details: The goal of this PhD project is to develop and test an integration of both approaches in a set of well-defined natural ecosystems, to get unified measures of biodiversity and ecosystem processes. You will assess and link biodiversity and ecosystem processes in a series of well-defined test sites using eDNA and remote sensing with a focus on tree diversity, decomposer diversity, and carbon stocks and fluxes. The ultimate goal is to upscale and predict diversity at the landscape level. The position is part of the established interdisciplinary University Research Priority Programme on Global Change and Biodiversity (URPP GCB) at UZH (http://www.gcb.uzh.ch).

Application deadline: May 15 2017

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