PhD and Post Doc positions on the project ECOGEN – Ecosystem change and species persistence over time: a genome-based approach.
Deadline 1st of December
The successful candidate will core lakes in the Alps and do metabarcoding and lithological analyses of lake-sediments to obtain information on past vascular plant species and key herbivores, These data, together with similar data from Fennoscandia, will be used together with the ECOGEN team to
1) Distinguish the effects of biotic drivers, human land use and climate change on ecosystem resilience and ecosystem services,
2) Estimate species persistence across periods of change and identify factors causing extinction,
3) Provide methods and knowledge to inform species conservation and ecosystem management.