8 PhD POSITIONS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AT THE INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY, KRAKOW, POLAND ~ Bioblogia.net

8 de marzo de 2011

8 PhD POSITIONS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AT THE INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY, KRAKOW, POLAND

The leading Polish institute in: Behavioral ecology, Evolutionary
genetics and life histories, Physiological and bioenergetics,
Ecotoxicology and industrial pollutants, Ecosystem ecology,
environmental education and management

is opening applications for

4-year interdisciplinary doctoral studies programme in ecology in
English, with net-scholarships 2200 PLN per month, offering research in
Poland and half-year placements in academic centres outside Poland and a
choice of 4 out of 8 courses from different scientific disciplines
conducted by eminent Polish and foreign specialists

Topics offered by for the candidates:
1. Divergence population genetics of newts (Supervisor: Wieslaw Babik)

2. Molecular basis of adaptation in the bank vole (Wieslaw Babik & Jacek
Radwan)

3. Sexual selection and the maintenance of enzyme polymorphisms in the
bulb mite (Jacek Radwan)

4. Genetic differences between cuckoos parasiting broods of two
sympatric species of warblers from the Acrocephalus genus (Mariusz
Cichon & Andrzej Dyrcz)

5. Functions of plumage colour ornaments in blue tit females (Mariusz
Cichon)

6. Laboratory model of adaptive radiation: correlated responses to a
multidirectional artificial selection in the bank vole (Pawel Koteja)

7. Endophytes and biofuel production (Katarzyna Turnau)

8. Toxicokinetics of metals in arthropods (Ryszard Laskowski)

9. Stoichiometry of predator – prey trophic link in selected arachnids
(Anna Rozen)

10. The role of fungivory in maintaining the stoichiometric balance of
the detritus/detritivore trophic link (January Weiner)

11. Effect of natural and anthropogenic factors on microbial community
structure and activity during litter decomposition (Maria Niklinska &
Ryszard Laskowski)

12. Effective application of human dimension and public participatory
approaches to natural resource management in Poland (Malgorzata
Grodzinska-Jurczak)

13. Nature conservation management/policy on the jurisdictional,
institutional and ecological scales (Małgorzata Grodzinska-Jurczak)

Candidates are suggested to contact potential supervisors prior to the
application

Application deadline: 10 June 2011

Detailed information, containing the description of research projects
proposed for PhD students, profile of the applicant and the application
instructions are available at: www.eko.uj.edu.pl/ecology

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