Oferta para hacer una tesis botánica -con campito!- en Valencia ~ Bioblogia.net

15 de julio de 2019

Oferta para hacer una tesis botánica -con campito!- en Valencia

Applications are invited for a PhD position to join the department of Plant Ecology in the Research Center of Desertification (CIDE) in Valencia, Spain 

The successful candidate will work on a project investigating the
ecological and evolutionary implications of nutrient transfer among
plants as a mechanism of cooperation in arid environments. The project
will evaluate nutrient storage in plants after precipitation pulses,
and its re-distribution among neighbors when soil water and nutrients are
limited. The PhD will combine field work monitoring of plants phenology
and fitness, temporal dynamics of the use of nutrients by plants,
water use efficiency and seed production with stable isotope analyses
to quantify nutrient transfer among plants and local adaptation of plant
populations to the community in which they live.

The applicant will be encouraged to propose her/his own ideas and
research interests within this conceptual framework, and in this sense,
the candidate is expected to be highly motivated, and has curiosity and
leadership skills in order to propose ideas independently.

The Project will involve fieldwork in gypsum plant communities in south
Alicante combined with greenhouse experiments in Moncada (Valencia)
(Spain), therefore, it is required to have a driving license. Although the
framework of the PhD in mainly plant community ecology, expertise/interest
in eco-physiological aspects (water use efficiency, nutrient cycling in
plants) will be taken into account.

Applicants must have a finished her/his degree after the 1st of
January of 2016 and have an average grade of academic record above 8.5
(out of 10). It Spanish is not the first language of the applicant,
it is necessary to have passed (or be able to do so) a B2 language
exam. Interested applicants can apply via email (ali.montesinos@gmail.com
or Miguel.Verdu@ext.uv.es) providing the following information: CV,
academic record scores, brief statement of research interests, research
experience and motivation, and the email of two researches willing to
provide a support letter for the candidate.

Contact information:

Alicia Montesinos Navarro


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