PhD position in Movement Ecology (Germany) ~

15 de mayo de 2014

PhD position in Movement Ecology (Germany)

The Institute for Ecology, Evolution and Diversity at the Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany) is
inviting applications for a

PhD position in Movement Ecology
(E13 TV-G-U, 65%-part-time)

at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt (BiK-F). The Bik-F provides a new, dynamic
research environment that integrates a variety of disciplines from both natural and social sciences.

This advertisement is for a 3-year position is in the working group of Thomas Mueller and is funded
by the Robert Bosch Foundation. The aim of the PhD project is to better understand how ungulate
movements relate to underlying resource dynamics and to anthropogenic landscape changes. The
project examines ungulate movements in the drylands of Mongolia that are increasingly affected by
movement barriers through infrastructure projects and climate change. The position will involve
modeling of movement and vegetation dynamics and could also include fieldwork.

The candidate should have a degree in ecology or a related field and a strong quantitative
background. She or he should have expertise in statistical analysis and in programming (especially R).
Experience in using remote sensing data for habitat and species distribution models or in modeling of
animal relocation data are a plus.

To apply for the position, please email a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of two
references in a single .pdf file to:; Review of applications will begin
4 June 2014 and will continue until the position has been filled.

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