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Two PhD Opportunities in Urban Ecology – University of Potsdam

Application deadline: 28.02.2023

The University of Potsdam, Faculty of Science, Environmental Sciences and Geography, Landscape Ecology research group invites applications for two PhD positions in an urban ecology research. The successful candidates will work in the frame of an interdisciplinary project bridging ecology, sociology, and climatology titled “Plants and People in Urban Systems”. The main goal of the project is to understand how decision makers affect plant assemblages present in different urban green spaces (UGS), and how their decisions affect the ecological and human benefits that can be realized from UGS in a changing climate.

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Plant Ecology – University of Tasmania

Application deadline: 29.01.2023

The Discipline of Biological Sciences at the University of Tasmania is seeking a Plant Ecologist with experience in conducting globally relevant field-based research projects. Biological Sciences is a high performing research, learning and teaching environment comprising vibrant academic and professional staff, along with a diverse student community. Biological Sciences contributes significantly to the University’s Excellence in Research Agenda and its reputation as performing well above world standard in the fields of Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Plant Biology, Zoology, and Environmental Sciences. With a strong record, relative to opportunity, of undertaking field-based teaching and research this role will align with the strategic teaching and research directions of the Discipline and will contribute to undergraduate teaching, supervise Higher Degree Research candidates, and conduct locally relevant research that has national and international standing and impact.

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Post-doctoral Opportunities in Plant Ecology – University of Saskatchewan

The Bennett, Lamb, and Kelln labs in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan are recruiting multiple post-doctoral positions to start between February and September 2023. Our labs study rangeland ecology and management with an emphasis on plant-soil interactions, fire ecology, grazing ecology, forage production systems, and grassland community ecology.

We are looking for ecologists with strong publication records and strong quantitative skills. We are particularly interested in researchers with a background or interest in grassland fire ecology, plant-soil interactions, soil greenhouse gas production, and grazing ecology, but will consider individuals with backgrounds in related plant ecology, soil ecology, and range management fields. Each position is tied to a project with specific research goals and deliverables; there will be substantial scope for each PDF to develop independent and collaborative lines of research.

One position is available for a start as early as February 2023. Pending confirmation of funding, additional positions will become available for starts in spring or summer 2023. 

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PhD Opportunity in Plant Ecology – University of Tübingen

Application deadline: 20 January 2023 or until position is filled
Starting date: 1 March 2023
Duration: 3 years
65% TVL pay scale E13

We are looking for a PhD student to join the multi-cultural Plant Ecology Group at Tübingen University, Germany. They will work on a DFG-funded project within the Biodiversity Exploratories to study the relative importance of the belowground and temporal niche partitioning for the diversity and productivity of the grassland ecosystems and how it varies along gradients of land-use.

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Assistant Professor – Utrecht University

Application deadline: 12 February 2023
Job title: Assistant Professor in Nutrient enrichment and biodiversity loss

Tenured position in applied ecology. At the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University, we are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious colleague to further strengthen our group with a specific focus on nutrient enrichment and biodiversity loss.

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