Postdoctoral Position in Plant-Herbivore Ecology ~ Bioblogia.net

26 de septiembre de 2007

Postdoctoral Position in Plant-Herbivore Ecology

A postdoctoral position is offered in conjunction with secured funding from the
National Science Foundation to work in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Marquis
(Department of Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis; www.umsl.edu/~biology).
The project focuses on determining the contribution of plant traits to the impact of
leaf-tying caterpillars on the arthropod fauna of eight Missouri oak (Quercus)
species. The information gained will be used to predict the conditions under which
positive interactions amongst herbivores occur, affecting their mutual abundance, as
well as the abundances of arthropods of other trophic levels, and plant growth and
reproduction. Funding is available for 18 months, contingent on satisfactory
performance. Applicants should be able to begin the position no later than January
1, 2008, and should have experience in field ecology and plant anti-herbivore
chemistry. A Ph.D. in ecology, entomology, or forestry is required. Base for the
position is the Department of Biology. Application review will begin upon receipt and
will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send electronically a letter
of interest, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three persons to
serve as references to: Robert Marquis (robert_marquis@umsl.edu), Dept. Biology,
University of Missouri-St. Louis, One University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63121-
4499.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an equal opportunity employer/affirmative
action employer.

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