Ph.D. position in pollination networks

Macroglossum stellatarum. Foto: Jordi Roy Gabarra (CC-BY-NC).
Macroglossum stellatarum. Foto: Jordi Roy Gabarra (CC-BY-NC).

We offer a Ph.D. position within teh project “Spatial heterogeneity in plant-pollinator communities: effects on interaction and consequences to pollination function”. (Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, project CGL2013-41856-P).

Macroglossum stellatarum. Foto: Jordi Roy Gabarra (CC-BY-NC).
Macroglossum stellatarum. Foto: Jordi Roy Gabarra (CC-BY-NC).

The Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) located at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, offers a three-year PhD scholarship (FPI programme of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness: http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2014/09/08/pdfs/BOE-A-2014-9185.pdf) to work on plant-pollinator interactions.

Project

Spatial heterogeneity in plant-pollinator communities: effects on interaction networks and consequences to pollination function. (Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, project CGL2013-41856-P).

The general objective of the project is to understand whether within-habitat spatial variability in plant and pollinator communities results in differences in interaction network structure and, ultimately, in changes in ecological function (pollination). The project starts in January 2015 and involves intensive field work.

Supervisors

Jordi Bosch and Anselm Rodrigo

Requirements

  • BS degree in Biology or similar.
  • MS degree in Ecology or similar.

Selection criteria

  • Academic records
  • Interest in community ecology
  • Interest in network analysis
  • Statistics level
  • English level
  • Driver’s license

 Contact

Candidates should e-mail their Academic Records and a CV including two references (name, e-mail address, and telephone number) to Jordi.Bosch@uab.es, no later than September 21. A final decision will be communicated on September 24. The selected candidate will have to apply to the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness by September 26.

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