A PhD-position in Ecology (4 years)is available in Abisko at the ClimateThe average weather we would expect over a long period of time (seasons, years, decades). Climate varies from place-to-place across the Earth. Climate is determined by long-term (over at least... More Impacts Research Centre of the Department of Ecology and Environmental ScienceThe study of the environment and the solution of environmental problems.... More, Umeå University, north Sweden, to study the seasonal dynamics of plant-soil-microbe interactions in ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic as areas having a high latitude, long winters, short, cool summers,... More ecosystems. Uptake of carbon by Arctic plants is strongly limited by their access to nutrients, especially nitrogen, due to competition by microbes. Climate change can alter the interactions between plants and microbes, and can therefore alter nitrogen and carbon cycles in arctic ecosystems. In the Arctic, climate change is especially pronounced during autumn, winter and spring, but their impacts on plant-soil-microbe interactions remain unclear. We are looking for a PhD-student to investigate the seasonal dynamics of interactions for nitrogen between arctic plants and microbes, and how this changes with altered winter, spring and autumn climate. See further: https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us/open-positions/phd-position-in-ecology–arctic-plant-soil-microbe-interactions-in-a-seasonal-perspective_253836/
This is an open search, without any pre-identified candidates, so all applications are welcome!
Application Deadline: 2019-03-14
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