Voluntariado de investigación en Sudáfrica ~ Bioblogia.net

23 de junio de 2016

Voluntariado de investigación en Sudáfrica

A research assistant position is available for durations of four to nine weeks (within the period from August 1st to November 15th 2016) in the Biological Interactions Lab  (http://www.biointeractionslab.com) in the Department of Botany and Zoology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Work will be based in Namaqualand, a semi-desertic area of astonishing
plant diversity, during the annual spring mass-flowering displays.
We will conduct pollinator observation and experiments on the unique
long-tongued fly pollination guilds across a large area (200km long).
The plant species we focus on are from the Iridaceae and Geraniaceae

Candidates need to be hard-working, willing to spend long hours in the
field and to spend large amounts of nights camping.
Previous experience in pollination biology will be an advantage.
Food, accommodation, and a small stipend will be provided. Travel costs
to South Africa are not included.

Please direct any questions and applications to Florent Grenier:

Deadline: July 1st 2016

Florent Grenier florent.grenier@ens.fr
PhD candidate, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier
(ISEM), University of Montpellier - FRANCE
Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, South-Africa
cell phone : +33 6 76 48 10 30

References on the study systems:

Manning, J. C., & Goldblatt, P. (1996). The Prosoeca peringueyi
Nemestrinidae) pollination guild in southern Africa: long-tongued flies
and their tubular flowers. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 67-

Manning, J. C., & Goldblatt, P. (1997). The Moegistorhynchus
(Diptera: Nemestrinidae) pollination guild: Long-tubed flowers and a
specialized long-proboscid fly pollination system in southern Africa.
Plant Systematics and Evolution, 206(1-4), 51-69.

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