The evolution of plant dispersal traits in a fragmented landscape at species range margins
I am looking for a Doctoral student or a Post-doctoral fellow to work on a project focusing on the evolution of dispersal traits in relation to fragmentation and climate.
Our understanding of the evolution of dispersal potential and dispersal traits in response to fragmentation and climate change has been recently pushed forward by extensive modeling effort. However, the confrontation of models with empirical data is still lacking behind.
The main goal of the research project is to feel this knowledge gap by empirically testing predictions about the evolution of dispersal traits in plants in response to habitat fragmentation in real landscapes.
The candidate is expected to lead the field work in a Mediterranean fragmented landscape, design and conduct greenhouse experiments develop and apply the necessary statistical tool to analyze the data and lead the production of manuscripts.
Required skills are
 Experience in experimental ecology and in the design and statistical analysis of ecological experiments
 Enthusiasm for plant ecology and the ability to work independently
 Fluency in English and ambition to publish in international journals
 Interest in working in the field
The position is scheduled for 3 years with an anticipated starting date of January 1st, 2016.
The successful candidate will join the vibrant plant ecology research team in the internationally-oriented Sde-Boqer campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Please contact Dr. Itamar Giladi of the Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
([email protected]).

Le contenu de cette offre est la responsabilité de ses auteurs. Pour toute question relative à cette offre en particulier (date, lieu, mode de candidature, etc.), merci de les contacter directement.

Pout toute autre question, vous pouvez contacter [email protected].