PhD positions for animal ecologist and agricultural entomologist (m/f) ~

12 de diciembre de 2011

PhD positions for animal ecologist and agricultural entomologist (m/f)

Georg August University Göttingen
J.F. Blumenbach Institute of Zoology and Anthropology, Animal Ecology Group
Department of Crop Science, Agricultural Entomology

These positions are part of the integrated project LEGATO "Land-use intensity and ecological engineering – Assessment tools for risks and opportunities in irrigated rice based production systems" funded by the German Ministry of Science and Education (BMBF) and coordinated by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research Halle (UFZ;

Rice based agricultural systems form the basis for human nutrition and dominate landscapes in large parts of Asia. Within the framework of LEGATO the structure of food webs of rice ecosystems are being investigated. By using novel tools such as stable isotope analysis one project aims at identifying interrelationships between aquatic and terrestrial components of rice agricultural systems. Another project will identify parasitoid food web structures in relation to landscape pattern and agronomic practices. The data of these projects will provide the basis for the development of agricultural landscapes employing biodiversity for improving ecosystem services. Focal countries will be the Philippines and Vietnam.

The applicants should hold a master or diploma in biology, ecology or related fields and should be enthusiastic and willing to work in Asian countries. Experience in entomology and food web research is advantageous.

Contract duration will be for 36 months. Salary will be according to the civil service level TVL 13-50%. Application assessment will start immediately and the advertisements remain open until the positions are filled.
Application and curriculum vitae should be written in English and sent by e-mail to Prof. Dr. Stefan Scheu,,



Stefan Scheu
Georg August Universität Göttingen

Ansprechpartner: Stefan Scheu,

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