Postdoc position : Climate change impacts on a tropical aquatic ecosystem ~ Bioblogia.net

28 de julio de 2012

Postdoc position : Climate change impacts on a tropical aquatic ecosystem


We are looking for a highly-motivated candidate with significant
experience in community ecology to run a multi-site project in the
Neotropics. The applicant must be in possession of a PhD by September
2012.
We seek candidates with the following :
- proven ability to manage field experiments in remote locations,
especially tropical
- available for fieldwork in remote tropical locations for several months
of the year
- strong publication record
- strong quantitative skills
- previous experience with aquatic food webs desirable
- strong spoken and written English, fluency in French or Spanish would be
useful

The PDF would be based at both the Functional Ecology Lab, Univ. Toulouse
(Ecolab, France) and the Biodiversity Research Center, Univ. British
Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), with fieldwork in French Guiana, Puerto Rico
and Costa Rica.

The overall aim of the project is to understand the interaction between
biogeographic changes in regional species pools and climate change, to
build a robust, multi-regional theory of how changes in the hydrologic
regime affect ecosystems. The post-doc will oversee and conduct replicated
experiments in Caribbean islands and in Central-South America, to examine
the effects of disrupted hydrological regime on aquatic food webs. We will
take advantage of an ecosystem that is naturally replicated throughout the
neotropics: the invertebrate food web inhabiting water-filled bromeliads.
This system is especially amenable to studies of food web structure and
ecosystem function, and forms a relevant model system for testing
ecological theory.

This position is contingent on successful receipt of a research grant by
the PIs, with a start date expected in early October 2012.

To apply, please send a cover letter and your CV to Diane Srivastava
(srivast@zoology.ubc.ca) and Regis Cereghino (cereghin@cict.fr) before
September 1, 2012.

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