PhD student needed ~

4 de octubre de 2005

PhD student needed

We are seeking a PhD student to join a multi-disciplinary research team
investigating "Assembly history as a regulator of ecosystem functioning: a
test with fungal communities," funded by the Marsden Fund of The Royal
Society of New Zealand (broadly equivalent of US NSF). This project
involves laboratory and field experiments using wood-decay fungi and their
consumers in New Zealand beech forests as a model system to study how
community assembly influences ecosystem functioning. We welcome
applications from both within and outside New Zealand. You will have the
opportunity to develop a broad and unique set of skills in a supportive
environment by working with investigators having diverse expertise at
Landcare Research in Auckland and Lincoln (Canterbury) and at the
University of Auckland (Dr Tad Fukami, experimental ecology; Dr Rob Allen
and Dr Jacqueline Beggs, forest ecology; Dr Peter Buchanan, mycology; Dr
Ian Dickie, molecular ecology). The fellowship can cover stipend and
student fees for 3 years, although we will also encourage you to apply for
scholarships (such as University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarships and New
Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships). To apply, please e- mail a letter briefly explaining your research interests and career goals,
a CV, a copy of academic transcripts, and contact information for two
references to Dr Tad Fukami ( by 5 November
2005 (or before the position is filled). Informal inquiries are welcome.

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